11/03/2009

What Matters Most


Diary of a Teenage Girl Maya book No.3
Melody Carlson
2009
Multnomah

Reviewed by Cindy Loven
Maya, is living with her uncle going to school and HOPING and praying that her mom does not get out of prison. WOW! That is a lot for a sixteen year old girl to absorb. However Maya has never had an easy life. Her dad, who is a professional musician and on the road all the time, and her mom has a drinking and drug habit. Her parents, now divorced have been bankrupted by her mom's habit, she has stolen from her daughter and now is in prison. No Maya has not lived the life of a normal teenager. Which has always been her dream.
Living in a small town with her uncle, after her aunt dies, and her cousin goes off to college, Maya is making her way. Maya is trying to fit into school even though she already has her GED, working several part time jobs, plus trying to keep relationships strictly on a friendship basis. This is a story of a teenager who has pulled herself up by her bootstraps so to speak. Maya has turned her life over to God, she has worked hard to make friends and to be a witness to the lost friends she has, and to live a life pleasing to God.
This book is a great story, Maya, a “green” reporter, for the local news station and paper. Each chapter ends with a “green” hint from Maya. Definitely a book that will keep the interests of teenagers and adults alike. A reader's guide is included at the end of the book. 244 pages $12.99 US 4 stars.


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