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livingituptoliveitdownLiving It Up to Live It Down by Ronica Stromberg

Published by Royal Fireworks Press

Pages: 142

Ages: Young Adult

Publishers Summary: As a new believer, Kirsten Hart is looking for a Christian friend she can lean on and learn from.  What better friend than ninth-grader Sarah Miles, the pretty and popular daughter of a preacher?  But Kirsten’s heard the old saying, “The preacher’s kids are always the worst,” and this school year, Sarah is living up to it.  Why won’t she straighten up?

Why I Abandoned the Book: Unfortunately, it just didn’t grab me and the writing was in need of a little improvement. To my credit I did read more than half of the book, but I wasn’t able to connect with the writing or characters (even at that point in the book). I will say to begin with that I am a Christian and those beliefs are part of what make me what I am. I enjoy an occasional Christian fiction book, but I, like so many others, don’t like feeling like I’m being preached to. Sadly, this is how I felt through my reading.

These are my feelings at more than half of the way through the book. This is not to say that someone else wouldn’t feel completely different. Because there are a couple of reviews I found of people who really connected with this book and it’s predecessor. Part of me also wonders if maybe I would have felt differently had I read the first book in the series, maybe, but I’m not sure I’m going to go back and read it.

As I said, this wasn’t a book for me, but maybe it would be for you! Check out the reviews below and decide for yourself. This may be the perfect book for you or the teenager in your life struggling to balance their beliefs with their personal life. If you’re interested in winning my review copy of this book just let me  know in the comments and I will announce the winner on the 15th of March (open to US residents only).

Other reviews you may want to check out:

Musings of A Book Addict: Living It Up to Live It Down

Margo Dill’s Read These Books and Use Them: Review of A Shadow in the Dark by Ronica Stromberg

2 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Living It Up to Live It Down by Ronica Stromberg

  1. Gina says:

    Aww…sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you, I had a similiar experience with one in this genre as well. I read for fun and an “escape”, not to be preached to….here’s hoping your next read is 10x better. =0)
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Captain Small Pig by Martin Waddell =-.

    • Thanks so much! I was hesitant to even write the review, but I wanted to make sure to say that there is a huge possibility someone else might enjoy the book. Everyone has such varied tastes, as you can tell from the other reviews I sited. Hopefully it will find a good home!

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