Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Golden's Rule

Golden's Rule A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Golden's Rule
Author: C. E. Edmonson
Genre: Teen/tween fiction
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Entry deadline: April 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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Publisher: Pleasant Word - A Division of WinePress Group
Physical Description: 220-page paperback
List Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4141-1378-4
For More Info/To Purchase: http://www.goldens-rule.com/

Synopsis:
Fourteen-year-old Maddie Bergamo seems to have it all—looks, brains, mad moves on the basketball court, a cute crush, and true friends—and so far, her life seems right on track to make her eventual goals of the Olympics and a sports scholarship to her Ivy League dream school.


But then life topples her neatly stacked plans, and Maddie finds herself in a fight for survival. As events spiral out of her control, Maddie receives an unexpected gift: an ancestor’s extraordinary diary of life as a slave girl. And what Maddie discovers within those pages changes her world forever.
About the Author: 
Award-winning writer Charles E. “Chuck” Edmonson grew up deep in the heart of Texas, with a passion for the Old West. Born a stone's throw from the historic Alamo in San Antonio, Chuck was the fourth of eight children in the family of native Texan Jack W. E. Edmonson and Mattie S. Deville Edmonson.

What I Liked:  The author did a great job switching back and forth between two powerfully-moving stories: a current story of a teen battling cancer, and a historical story of a slave girl finding freedom.  The mixed genre makes it interesting, educational, and relevant.

This book is all about what's important in life - family, real friendships, making a difference, unlike a lot of shallow teen books I've come across recently.  And it discusses with God - what meaningful book wouldn't? - but not in a preachy way, rather a way of making sense of things.

Easy to read but with plenty to think about, I'd definitely recommend this for the tween and teen girls in your life.

What I Didn't Like:  Got nothing for you!  Well, maybe you might like a nice tidy romantic Josh ending, but we're dealing with a 14-year-old, so that really isn't necessary, and the actual ending is much more fitting as it ties two stories together.  And part of the proceeds from the book sales are being donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation and to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - so I really have nothing to complain about...

Thanks to Review the Book for the review copy of this book.


CymLowell
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52 comments:

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