1/31/2012

The Jerk Magnet

Life at Kingston High
Melody Carlson
2012
Revell
Fiction/Teen

Chelsea Martin was one of the invisibles, you know those people who you walk by, but never really notice.  She was super smart, but her looks just didn't catch your eye, unless  you were looking for frizzy hair and zits.  Or at least that was how she felt, but her new step-mom to be saw something in Chelsea that she could not even see in herself.  A super makeover physically and with her wardrobe, has Chelsea turning every one's head.  Now she has to learn to live with confidence and learn to live in her new skin.
A move to California, is perfect.  A chance to make new friends, to leave to live with her new looks.  Meeting Janelle, the girl who lives next door, causes even more changes, she takes Chelsea to youth group and they all attend a concert where Chelsea gives her heart to Jesus.  Now as a new Christian, she finds that those around her who are already Christians, are not really acting like Christians should.  Now she feels even more confused that she was before the makeover.  Will Chelsea figure out who she really is and be comfortable with that person?
At first I thought this book might be a bit shallow, but I was wrong.  Melody Carlson is so great about addressing issues that kids (even adults) face.  I loved the story, a quick easy read.  217 pages US $12.99 4 stars.
This book is available January 2012 from your favorite bookseller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided by Revell for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.  

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