Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Amish Boyfriend

Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Revell
February 2014
ISBN: 978-0800722265
Genre: Young adult / Amish

Shannon's summer just got a whole lot more . . . Amish?

Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer--getting her driver's license, a job, and more--and she can't wait to dive in. But her ill mother has plans of her own: to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can help her.

Turns out a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, Shannon's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. Will these plans come crashing down around her too? Or can she really make the jump into a whole new way of life?

MY AMISH BOYFRIEND was a quick read sure to appeal to young adults. My tweener daughter read the book twice in a row while I worked on another book – and is anxious to read it a third time.  Shannon is a sweet, caring girl, a typical teenager who is a caregiver to her very sick mom.

Being English, Shannon shocks her Amish grandfather several times, before she agrees to dressing more modestly. And then she is more accepted by her aunt and cousin. Ezra was a somewhat nice…typical teen boy… and it ended the way I expected it would. I hope, in his case, the apple doesn’t roll far from the tree.

If you have tweens or teens who love to read, then MY AMISH BOYFRIEND is one to consider. As an adult, I even liked it. 5 stars. $9.99. 272 pages.

1 comment:

Laura Pol said...

I enjoyed reading the first novel in this series "Double Take"! Sounds like I would enjoy this one as well!