Monday, October 26, 2009

Review: A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt

A Little Help from My Friends Being a Christian isn't about being good. It's about walking the path of truth and light, and when something isn't right, not being afaid to stand up and say, "Not today, not if I can help it, not without a fight."

I have really been enjoying this series so I was eager to read this installment as well. The Miracle Girls is a group of four high school friends who met their freshmen year and became friends. Each book covers another year of high school through the first person perspective of one of the girls. This time it was Zoe's turn, the daughter of a couple of hippies who became Christians during the Jesus movement.

Zoe's got a boyfriend and her best friends and she really thinks it's going to be a great year. But....there are problems at home and her dad moves out. An arrogant new guy from New York is her partner in history class and Zoe can't quite figure him out or the confusing feelings she has when she's with him. And her friends still haven't figure out a way to reinstate their English teacher who lost her job.

A Little Help from My Friends covers all of these conflicting experiences in Zoe's life as she fights to keep her parents together. It's fun and light like the others and engrossing. I loved Dean, the new guy a lot, really he's my favorite love interest in the books so far. But even while I enjoyed this one, I think the second book remains my favorite.

These books are, fun, not terribly deep and light on the spirituality. I look forward to reading all of them and I am really interested to see how Riley's story plays out. I think that I'll be sad when all the stories are done though!

Rating: 4.25/5
Things You Might Want to Know: It is Christian fiction but like I said earlier, pretty light.
Source of Book: Review copy provided by publisher
Publisher: Faith Words (Hachette)



Pam said...

This sounds like such a neat idea for a series where each book is a different POV.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Sounds fun! Maybe they will all go to the same college.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a great series!

May @ Anne and May said...

Thanks so much for reviewing our book and I'm so glad you liked Zoe's story.

Our Dean was an homage to Jess on the Gilmore Girls. Did you catch that? hahaha!

Debbie's World of Books said...

I hadn't read the other books in the series but this was still a fun read.

Jax said...

Liked you review. Making me more anxious to read... Great Job.

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