What the Varchar?
Summary: Savvy Charli Black seems to have the perfect life. Pampered and confident, she has her junior year at Lockwood High all mapped out. Dates the hottest baller in school, check. Become captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, check. Her crew rules the school. But just as everything falls into place, her world begins to spin with one betrayal after another. All That (Baller Swag): Cocky quarterback Blake Strong's number one goal is to stay in the game, lead his boys to victory, and score a spot at his dream school. But his overbearing father wants Blake in the Southeastern Conference. Their difficult relationship hangs by a thread when the Strong family gets unsettling news. Will they reconnect and realize that there's more to life than football?
This was a typical teen romance, which I love to read, but it had a unique twist that I have never seen before in a story! Once you read the story through Charli's eyes, you are suppose to flip the book over and then read the story through Blake's perspective. How cool is that?! I especially loved how the story could relate to any high school students life and therefore makes it great read for the younger crowd. The relationship between Charli and Blake is a typical case and they deal with issues and drama that all teenage couples go through. Another big thing I admired about this story was that Stephanie, the author who focuses on writing Christian novels, wrote about the hard decisions a teenager who has certain strong beliefs has to experience. Teenagers receive a lot pressure from friends and family when they follow a certain lifestyle and this story really puts into perspective.
About the author: Stephanie Perry Moore is truly a woman from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and educated in Alabama. She is the author of many YA Inspirational fiction titles, including the NEW Urban Flip Book Series, Lockwood Lions, the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Yasmin Peace series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, the Morgan Love series and the Beta Gamma Piseries.
Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, encouraging them to achieve every attainable dream. She currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, and their three teenagers.
To get your own copy of Always Upbeat/All That, go to AMAZON or Barnes and Noble and get it for $10.81. Visit Stephanie's website to find out more info on her other books or to see what other books are part of the Lockwood Lion Series or follow her on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.
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**I received a copy of this book for my review. However, these thoughts and opinions are my own.