Monday, January 10, 2011
Review of Tournaments, Cocoa, & One Wrong Move!
In this book, Cassidy Brewster, a basketball-loving, "perfect student" soon finds her world spinning out of control after an injury during a game leaves her unable to play. One wrong move drastically changes Cassidy's situation and her life spirals out of control, but will she find a way to make it through the words of a mysterious book? Will she ever leave "Loser Hall"?
I absolutely loved this book. Yes, I don't play basketball, but the author so artfully crafts this story in a way anyone can understand. You genuinely start being emotionally involved with the outcome of the story and the situation of the character. I won't deny it- I am a huge fan of Nancy Rue. I have been since the Lily series. Longtime fans will not be disappointed. Cassidy reads The Scarlet Letter in the story, and I could see parallels between the two stories. I absolutely love the characters of Rafe, one of the "loser" kids who becomes one of Cassidy's closest friends and Cassidy's mother, who encourages her through her difficulties. This book is a clean, meaningful book about not giving up, forgiving, and getting through hard times.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book, and I recommend it as much as I do this one. However, I do not highly recommend Boyfriends, Burritos, and an Ocean of Trouble as much as I do the first and third books due to some content and language issues.
All in all, I rate this book five out of five stars.
Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Paperback: 256 pages
~Publisher: Zondervan (September 28, 2010)
~Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
Note: I received this book freely from Zondervan Publishers. I am not obligated to write a positive review- only an honest one.