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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dare to Be Different - Nicole O'Dell




Released April 2011

http://nicoleodell.com/
www.barbourbooks.com

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Dare to Be Different contains two stories in one. The stories in this collection were originally released as single titles in 2009. If you've read past Nicole O'Dell Scenarios, you may have already encountered "All that Glitters" and "Truth or Dare." Enjoy the choose-your-own-ending set-up with this book. Each story builds to the climatic aspect where the heroine is forced to make a tough decision. After that, the reader picks how she will respond. I'm betting most girls will read both endings regardless.

In "Truth or Dare," Lindsay Martin, an eighth grader, must choose between her friends or her Christian morals when a game of Truth or Dare gets out of hand. In "All that Glitters," Dani finds her twin sister Drew pulling away to become one of the popular crowd, but at what cost?

Both stories carry strong messages about faith and not caving to peer pressure. The stories carry strong emotional impact with the reader. The problems encountered in these stories include issues like teen drinking, dating, and even bullying. I think there are great lessons to be learned and highly recommend the stories to young girls.

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