Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill Book Review~

18815156The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill
Publisher: Playlist Fiction
Published Date: May 1st, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Christian, Contemporary
eBook, 267 pages
Source: Author provided

Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.

In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.

But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.
The main character was so like myself that I had to check a few times to make sure it wasn't the pages of my lost diary. 

Ellie is just like me. She's a goody-goody who just needs an escape and finds it both in between the pages of book and also in the written word, her own written word.

I really enjoyed reading this. It was such a pleasure. It was like reading the story of my younger life, minus the love triangle and the published book. {At least not yet :P} 

I think readers will enjoy how realistic Ellie is. Yes, she's sort of weak but that's what makes her strong. Her disbelief in her self and her skills is something a lot of people deal with. I think a book is really great when you can read it and have something to take away from it. I'm pretty excited to have found novels that hold up the christian faith but are just as good as any other YA novel.

Morrill made this book fun, and relateable but she maintained it's youth and it's message. It's not overly religious and it's not boring. It's the perfect summer read. It's awkward and fun.

Not to mention there are two very worthy swoon worthy guys in it.

I can't wait to read book two and luckily I don't have to wait. Highly recommend it!

-This Girl Reads A lot

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