Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Book Review: the chic shall inherit the earth: an all about us novel by Shelley Adina
Lisa Mansfield has come a long way since transferring to Spencer Academy two years ago. She's made a great group of friends in Gillian, Carly, Mac, and Shani. She's strengthened and grown her relationship with God. She's even gotten over the Callum McCloud "incident" from her first term. Now she's set to graduate and experience college life!
But with the girls about to head in different directions, Lissa is faced wtih some of her biggest challenges yet. Her archenemy, Vanessa, has a shocking secret-one that could destroy her reputation forever. Can Lisa act on God's prompting and reach out to her foe when Vanessa needs a friend the most? And with college on the horizon, will Lissa and Kaz finally come to terms with their feelings for one another? High school may be ending, but the excitement has just begun!
The latest in the all about us series, the chic shall inherit the earth is a thoroughly wholesome and Christian YA novel spiced up by high school romance, mean girls, and a love of fashion and chocolate.
Set in Spencer Academy in San Fransisco, the chic shall inherit the earth takes us to senior year for Lissa, Gillian, Shani, Carly and Mac. This novel revolves around Lissa. College is just a few months away and while most of her friends have clear plans for the future, Lisa's less certain of what she wants. Secure in her abilities after having almost won the Hearst Medal, Lisa does know that she wants to be in California, remain in close contact with her best friend Kaz, and that she's not ready to fall in love anytime soon.
When her friends face crises of their own, Lissa works hard to patch things up for them. the chic shall inherit the earth is clearly a Christian novel: the appreciation of God and His presence in the young girls' lives is apparent. I'm not religious myself, so the references to the prayer circle and waiting to discover God's plan did not resonate with me. On the other hand, the emphasis on the importance of doing what is right over what is easy and the message of forgiveness were seamlessly woven into the story.
Overall, the chic shall inherit the earth is a wholesome and fun read. I'd highly recommend it for young Christian girls.
ISBN-10: 0446179647 - trade paperback $9.99
Publisher: FaithWords; 1 edition (January 7, 2010), 256 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:
Shelley Adina is a world traveler and pop culture junkie with an incurable addiction to designer handbags. In between books, Shelley loves traveling, listening to and making music, and watching all kinds of movies.
Thank you to Miriam and Hatchette Book Group for this review opportunity!