Anyway, I really enjoyed Throwing Stones, even without re Anyone who knows me in person or has a well-rounded acquaintance with my online persona probably knows two things--One, I'm not a big fan of dating stories and two, I'm passionate about orphan care. Her life has to change. Her parents are constantly fighting. Eli and Connor the two love interests were interesting characters. Her parents are constantly fighting. And going to parties and getting stupid drunk so that you put yourself in a vulnerable position with someone you may not even like.
I picked this book up, not really expecting to like it. I saw how my life was as a home schooler compared to her's and it really blew me away. And while there is some heart-fluttering and kissing, it works with this story. But a horrible experience at a summer party has changed everything. Conclusion: Me, Just Different isn't one of the best books I've read, but it had its highlights.
Since this book is contemporary, I won't be discussing Story World in this review. About Me, Just Different Getting a fresh start is harder than it looks. But in one horrible night everything changes. It was so good that I finished it instead of giving myself enough time to get ready for Important Event 2. As her life grew more confusing and messed up, snippets of information about her past slowly, but steadily, revealed.
Like lying to our parents to sneak out of the house to see our boyfriends, for example. I wasn't a huge fan of this. Nothing is gone into in great detail though. This was an extremely easy read, with no slow parts, that could be read in an afternoon. This is what people need to be writing for teen girls! Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Kansas with her husband and two kids.
And Owen was adorable, children in books are sometimes less fleshed out characters and are just placed in the story to be adorable but Owen faced real issues of his own with dealing with an incident that happened with his father and grandmother a while ago. I believe that the rest of the books will be just as good as this one. Even though I saw the romantic pair from the beginning, it became apparent that this person was not Perfect Human Being while a blocking character was not Complete and Utter Jerk, which I appreciated. I will admit, I didn't think I would enjoy this book. The characters are well thought out. It's because of this close-call that she agrees to date Eli. Teen moms kind of slide into that orphan care passion category even though they're not orphans.
Consequently, I read this book in breaks. Yes, she goes to Hawaii and has a life change. I related much more to Skylar than I thought I would. It had some compelling stuff going on, in the midst of the crazy teen girl drama I don't understand in real life, never mind fiction. She promises herself she won't ever party again and starts going to church.
I read it in one sitting. It unfolded gradually and completely. I loved how the whole story came together. Nothing was described in detail, but I was just not a fan of it being there. But for some reason I quite enjoyed reading it anyway? This book encouraged me to have more grace, be more understanding and be more like Christ!! So I'm very satisfied with my solid 3-star reading experience.
Skylar and the other characters will hold the interest of high school aged readers, especially those trying to discover who they are and how they are to enter the adult world of responsibility and identity. Even though I saw the romantic pair from the beginning, it became appar I didn't read this until I got it for free, because it didn't look like my kind of book. But her friends and family aren't making that an easy thing to do. This is a book about the complex problems teens face; the redeeming feature is how Skylar finds her way through the mess in her life. I didn't think I would get past the first 100 pages but boy, was I wrong. Do you not get it, Skylar!? What I disliked: Sterotypical characters that weren't as developed as they possibly could've been.
A wonderful treat for Morrill's readers! I know now that she wasn't a true friend, but at the time it felt good to hang out with someone beautiful like her. Plot Set in the same realm as her Me, Just Different books, this is a novella about Skylar's younger sister Abbie. Don't just see the green flower or the discription on the back. I zipped right through it. Because I found myself in a situation quite similar to hers. The guy she's dating is annoyingly jealous. But like I said, not really my kind of book.
In other words, she was a realistic character. Her best friend turns on her, there is this annoying guy, she has problems with her boyfriend which she secretly doesn't even love or anything, her sister makes her keep a horrid secret and her parents keep fighting. I started this book yesterday when I had free time between two events. This story does take place 5 years after that, but deals with the aftermath. I actually mostly read 18 hundreds books, but this one was quite modern. This girl could totally be Abbie. I adore Stephanie Morrill, but her books don't exactly work well with my anti-dating thing.