Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

My Amish BoyfriendBook Description:
Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara plans to get three things this summer--a driver's license, a job, and a tattoo--until a move to rural Ohio and a handsome Amish boy make her think twice. 

Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another sweet story of worlds--and families--colliding, exploring themes important to teen girls through an engaging tale.

My Thoughts:
This was an interesting book.  Shannon is all set to have her summer to herself.  Her mother is ill so she has a plan.  Get a job, get a license and get a tattoo.  Her best friend won't be around and her mother is out of it because of the medicine she is on so she thinks she can get by with it.  That is until she comes home and the neighbor taking care of her mother has made plans for Shannon and her mother to go stay with family Shannon never even knew existed!
I think the author did a great job of capturing Shannon the teenager.  She isn't happy with not having control of her life, or enjoying life because she is taking care of her sick mother.  At the same time, she doesn't begrudge helping her mom.  She strives hard to please her new family, who incidentally is Amish.  The 'falling in love' aspect was very teenager-ish and as an adult you want to say, that isn't how it happens, but at the same time, it is about teenagers!  So not necessarily a book that I would re-read but one I would give to my teenage niece.
I rate it a 4/5.  I think most teens would enjoy it.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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