I was to have posted a review of Making Waves by Nicole O’Dell which is the fourth book in the Scenarios for Girls series but due to circumstances this week I was unable to. Nicole, being very kind and understanding, was nice enough to let me post a book spotlight while my review is still to follow. I read the first two books in this series: Truth or Dare (my review) and All That Glitters (my review) and I really enjoyed these wonderful books. These are Christian based books that portray the main character in a story and then give the reader two directions that the main character can take when she’s forced to face a tough situation. You can of course read both routes as I do. The reader gets to see what happens to the main character based on which decision she makes. These books carry many good messages for young girls as they address the pressures that young girls feel in this world today. I absolutely recommend these books and can easily say that without even having read this one yet.
About the Book (from Nicole O’Dell’s website)
Kate Walker joins the swim team and becomes obsessed with practice and making it through the championships with flying colors. What will Kate do when she s faced with pressure from her teammates to take an illegal substance that will help her swim multiple events in their championship meet? Girls ages 10 to 15 make the choice in this interactive story and see how the consequences of the alternate endings change Kate’s life. Includes a contract and prayer to remind the reader of the importance of making godly decisions.
Nicole’s Note: This was one of my favorite books to write. I was a swimmer and treasure my memories of the swim team. Like all of the books, I believe this one paints a realistic picture of what can happen when a teen feels the weight of the world in the pressure she carries on her shoulders. I hope to shed some light on the trappings of peer pressure, financial pressure and insecurity.
Check out the book trailer…
These are wonderful books for young girls and mothers to share. I myself have no kids but I really enjoy these books and the lessons they teach. In today’s world, kids can use all the help they can get. Watch for my review – it’s still coming!