Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"In Between" by Jenny B. Jones

Wow! This is my first ever book review. I hope I do the book justice.  Today I'm writing my review on "In Between" by Jenny B. Jones.  Enjoy!

Sixteen year old Katie Parker, is being sent from the Sunny Haven Home for Girls, to yet another foster home.  Katie's not sure this is a good idea.  She's sure she'll be sent back to the state owned girls home before she even has a chance to feel 'at home'.  She's unsure of a lot of things: her new foster parents (James & Millie Scott), her new town (In Between), her new school (In Between High - home of the Fighting Chihuahua's), her new friends (Angel, who turns out to not really be a friend, and Frances Vega, who seems to be everything that Katie is not), church and God, but most of all her new foster grandmother (Mad Maxine).  Katie does fall in with some questionable kids at school, which causes some heart-ache for her.  As she tries to make amends for her error, she and Frances do start hanging out together more.  Katie's introduced to the church's Target Teen youth group, which while still unsure of her beliefs, she does find many of the things Youth Pastor Mike talks about hit her mind and heart...for the good.  After spending more time with Mad Maxine, things really begin to change for Katie. This was my first time reading anything by Jenny B. Jones, but it will by no means be my last. Bravo, Jenny B. Jones, well done!

I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."