Monday, August 29, 2011
By: Leslie Lamb
It is hard to believe that I could get so emotionally invested in a book written for teen girls, but oh my gracious did I just fall hard for the characters in the book "Kiss, Bang, Boom!" If you've been hanging around Mel's World any time at all you know how much I love a good chick flick/book, so when I saw that it was originally written for teen girls I thought, why not (I'm young at heart, right?).
Zella's story is one that many girls can relate too...she's unique, different and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She's strong, confident and yet also just like any other teenage girl...susceptible to the winds of emotions. When I turned the pages of Zella's story I felt more like I was watching a movie than reading a book. I was completely enveloped into her world and couldn't put the book down until I finished it.
With real trials and junk that teenagers deal with today it is absolutely relevant for your teenage daughter, girls in your youth group and to be quite honest...for you too! I've already been passing my copy around to some of the girls in youth group and it's been great to sit down with them and talk about the details of the book together.
You know what's even better...BOOK #2 (Paper, Rock, Scissors Book 2 ~ Celeste's Confession) is already out so you won't have to wait to see what happens next. I'll be getting my copy soon too...can't wait!
Check out the trailer below of Kiss, Bang, Boom! Oh...and the voice you hear is actually the author, my sweet friend, Leslie Lamb.
Zella Storm is a "unique" girl. She has always done things a little differently and dating is just another one of those things. She is finally at the age where she is allowed to date, but surprisingly she has decided to forego the whole process.
Zella is fine with her decision and is actually much happier without boys in her life until Toby Woods, a missionary kid from Korea, comes to town. He is everything that she thinks a boyfriend should be. Her friend Celeste encourages her to pursue him, and her life long enemy is determined to beat her to the chase.
With so much on the line, will she change her mind, or will she stick with her decision and say no to dating?
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Book Review ~ Kiss, Bang, Boom! by Leslie Lamb
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