|Author: Beverly Lewis|
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: 1993 (as Holly's First Love), 2001 (retitled edition), 2008 (revised edition)
Such a plot has been seen before, but, really, are there any storylines these days that are even close to being new? The tween drama actually isn't over the top or annoying, as it would be in some cases. (As Told By Ginger, anyone?) The fact that Christian elements are brought into the mix makes matters even better.
Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to follow, and appropriate for its intended audience. What more could you ask for?
Moral Content: 5/5
This book may be about a girl who is nearly thirteen years of age, but it's as squeaky clean as an episode of Lizzie McGuire; so much so that it would even be appropriate for pretty much anyone who is old enough to read it. However, I doubt most young guys would enjoy something like this, though I did.
Conclusion: After blowing through the Sierra Jensen and Christy Miller series, I needed another one to enjoy, and, between this one and Bill Myers' Forbidden Doors, I've found two! Seriously, I'm excited to read all of the following volumes; look for the reviews soon!