Monday, November 21, 2011
Roadside Assistance - Amy Clipson
Amish fiction author, Amy Clipson, presents the conventional spiritual journey of 17 year old Emily, in her first teen novel. Emily's life has been turned upside down since her mother died from cancer, her dad's auto shop folded, and they lost their house to foreclosure. Emily also had to sell her beloved Camaro that she had fixed up. Emily's moving in with her wealthy aunt and uncle makes her feel like a charity case and she really dislikes being compared to her beautiful cousin, Whitney. Emily avoids Whitney and her friends, her new church and even her father, finding solitude in writing journal entries to her mother in the quiet of her room. She also ponders her relationship with God. Through Emily's struggles with grief, she develops a friendship with Zander - the cute neighbor. Zander shares her passion for cars, but Emily finds his strong Christian faith a bit unnerving, but Zander fills the need Emily has for friendship and a budding romance. The characters are very well developed and the story line is enjoyable. I hope to see more teen fiction from Amy Clipson. Recommended for any reader 13 and up.
Thanks to Zondervan/ZonderKids for providing me with this complimentary copy for my review.