Thursday, January 13, 2011

Review: Nothing But Drama

Title: Nothing But Drama (Good Girlz Club Series 1)

Author: Reshonda Tate Billingsly

Publisher: Pocket

Source: Night Owl Reviews

Age group: YA


Description: The first book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Their lives are nothing but drama. . . .
Camille can't believe her bad luck when she's ordered to join a church youth group after hiding her boyfriend from the police. She'll bide her time if that's what it takes to get everyone off her back, but it's the last place she ever expected to make a new friend. Angel has a secret that's got her running scared, so when she sees a flyer for the group, she heads to the church, hoping to find an answer to her problem. Now Rachel, their group leader, has a task for them that may just end their daily dramas and give them a whole new beginning.
They just have to take a leap of faith. . . .
Along the way, they meet tough-as-nails Jasmine and society-darling Alexis, forging friendships built on strength, loyalty, and faith. As the girls take up Rachel's challenge to honor their parents, they find that walking a new path isn't always the easiest way to go. But together, Camille, Angel, Jasmine, and Alexis will embark on adventures that only the best of friends can share.

My Thoughts: If you think of movies like Take the Lead or even maybe Freedom Writers in a way could describe this book. A group of girls are brought together either out of curiosity, something they want to do or they are being forced but in the end they become friends.
It is told through varying point of views. But it is told through the girls that join the group so you can get a first hand account of what brought them to the group, what they are dealing with while in the group and where they are going.
It is a strong story of the girls learning to not judge others, learn from what they are going through, and to be there for each other. They learn that what they see about each other on the surface isn’t always who they really are.
I’m usually one for supernatural stories but I enjoyed this story. Out of all the characters I really got pulled in with Angel’s story. It is one that can pull on your heartstrings.

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  1. I'm looking forward to reading this one myself. Glad to see that it seems like a teen christian fiction without being stuffy.

  2. Thanks for the review! I'd never heard of this book before.


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