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Posted September 13, 2011
This book was so good. I read the whole thing in one day! These two girls switch lives and learn how to live a totally different life. Some parts were kinda predictable but mostly ft me wondering..........its so good and the ending was great. I loove melody. She has been my favorite author ever since crhristmas last year wen i was intoduced to her diary of a teenage girl series!!definitely get this book an others. I look forward to purchasing way more from her on my nook!!
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Posted June 25, 2011
A great summer read!
ABOUT THE BOOK: (back cover)
It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over decisions on colleges, her parents' bickering, and pressures from her boyfriend, Madison gets in her car and just drives away.
Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Anna Fisher wants to escape the so-called simple life of the Amish-which for her consists of caring for younger children, sewing, cooking, and gardening - and she's well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love.
Worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet for the first time in a small town, realize they look uncannily alike, and decide the grass is greener on the other side. Neither of them will ever be the same.
This is quite the story, while it's not entirely believable that 2 teens from such different walks of life would actually do such a things as switch places, this book is full of creative entertainment. For Anna and Madison, life is just too much at the moment and when they begin to talk about switching places their plan becomes set in stone, it's only after the plan happens that they're not so sure what they did is o.k.! As each of the girls learns a new way of life they grow up and learn not to take some things for granted, life looks a bit different when you step away from what you're used to. This is a sweet read and you will fall for Anna and Madison as they learn quite a bit about themselves as well as others. A fun, entertaining summer read good for young adults and adults alike!
* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Baker Publishing Group.
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Posted June 25, 2011
Great for your Summer Escape to the beach or poolside
If you're looking for a great summer read for adults and YA readers alike then check out Melody's newest novel. Spring Break is supposed to mean vacation time and who needs that more than a High School senior before graduation. Apparently money and Madison's family name aren't all they're cracked up to be which just adds to all the demands she is facing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Hours away from bustling New York city Anna finished school at 8th grade per the standard Amish practice and has spent the last four years caring for siblings, hoping to find the right Amish husband for her, being a "good girl" per her cultural environs, and helping out wherever and whenever she is directed both amongst her Amish community and with extended family needs outside her own district. Anna is feeling trapped by the confines of being Amish and considering what it might be like to stop being responsible at least long enough to see what another life might hold. As they nearly collide outside the restroom of a coffee shop the two discover they may just have the key to their "dreams" of a different life without the demands they resent. This "key" catapults them both into culture shock among people and societies the polar opposite of their accustomed environments. Though this "experiment" they concoct only lasts a week that is an interminable stretch of time to be faced with unfamiliar demands and expectations on their time rather than the familiar yet unwelcome demands of their current lives.
Escape ends up to be a very different situation than either Madison or Anna expects and by the end of a week they have learned much about themselves and the nagging questions they hadn't looked for answers to just yet. Their experiment not only cements their own decisions about where they want their lives to go from here but also exposes them both to worlds they would never experience the same way as outsiders. The comedies of errors throughout this book keep a lighthearted tone despite many of the serious and emotionally heavy topics built into the plot. Rarely have I read a Melody Carlson book that I found too heavy and serious for my tastes. This author has a knack of attacking topics in a manner that is not only balanced but keeps the reader entertained with lighter moments and can make even topics of heavy social importance a vacation read. Thanks to Revell for a review copy.
Posted June 17, 2011
An Awesome New Amish Fiction Read for Young and Old!
I absolutely LOVE Amish fiction. Next to suspense, it is my ALL time FAVORITE genre. I love Amish mysteries, historical Amish, general Amish, and of course, young adult Amish. Amish, Amish, Amish. It is a MUST read genre. And, in that must read genre, is a FANTASTIC novel, perfect for that lazy summer day at the beach for every young reader. It's title: Double Take. Melody Carlson has hit a home run with the creation of this sweet, funny, and heart warming story about two girls, from worlds as different as night and day, who long for life on the brighter side.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In Double Take, Madison Van Buren and Anna Fisher long to have a life beyond what they know. Madison's life, well, it's a life of wealth and money, greed and snooty. Anna's life is simpler, plainer, and to her, a bit on the boring side. So, when they girls bump into each in a train stop, they see the likeness of each instantly. With a little encouraging, Madison convinces Anna to trade places with her, and they set off into a whole new world. Madison, used to glamour and wealth, now meets with plain and simple. Anna, used to plain and simple is thrust amid the city life of Manhattan and searching for her once Amish boyfriend. Can they find where their hearts want to be? Is life truly brighter in another world?
I absolutely loved Madison and Anna's stories! I was instantly captured by the characters, and drawn into the middle of the story. I laughed in places, and in other places, I wanted to bop the girls on the head and say "hello! wake up and see that life should be treasured!". Having faith, relying on God to guide your path and learning the value of friendship, are all woven neatly together in this inspiration Amish read!
I highly recommend this new book by a fantastically talented lady! It's 5 star worthy and a great beach read, or lazy day read for those young readers, and not to mention the older readers who are still kids at heart! If you love Amish then I suggest that you add this to the top of your new Amish book list!
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