Trouble in My Way

Trouble in My Way by Michelle Stimpson
Michelle Stimpson
Pocket Books
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young adult

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  MDG
Karis Reed tries hard to be a godly person. She doesn't mean to get into trouble; trouble seems to find her. When Karis is busted for being at a boy's house unsupervised, her mother takes away all of her electronics and grounds her. Karis feels unjustly punished, and decides to take matters into her own hands. Behind her mother's back, Karis borrows her friend's cell phone which ends up being a disaster and gets her into even more trouble. Will Karis and her mother ever be able to get along? And can Karis start acting like the good person she knows she is inside?

This book was okay. It was the author's first attempt at writing young adult fiction and the writing showed her inexperience. The premise of the story was good, but the plot could use some doctoring. Parts of this book were unrealistic and characters reacted to events differently than what normally would be expected. Despite this, I could tell that Karis was a good person even though she got into all kinds of shenanigans, which is what the author wanted to achieve. There were even some funny moments that made me laugh. All in all, a good read that could have been better with some more TLC.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Aston, Pennsylvania United States


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