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Friends of Choice (Wings from Ashes: 1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

It is pretty good, it always grabs me in when i read. Btw you should now that this book is fun to read. It expands your schema! 4 stars out of 5!!!! & great 4 the ages 9-15

posted by 10224469 on November 29, 2011

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5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

New School + New Friends = Gang Date Rape

Kara moves to a new town, attends a new school and makes new friends, who then set her up for date rape and an overdose of alcohol laced with ecstasy. *** Author Linda Nelson emphasizes the influence friends can have on teens and the consequences from deceiving parents ...
Kara moves to a new town, attends a new school and makes new friends, who then set her up for date rape and an overdose of alcohol laced with ecstasy. *** Author Linda Nelson emphasizes the influence friends can have on teens and the consequences from deceiving parents in this story of Kara, a self-conscious and insecure teen with an alcoholic mother and an enabling father. Kara gets good grades, but more than anything else she wants to belong. She can't believe that Carol wants to be her friend. She overlooks Carol's shoplifting and her uneasy feelings that sneaking around with Carol will lead to trouble. This story is meant to be a cautionary tale. Responsible parents know who their children's friend are and don't let them associate with the wrong crowd. The moral would appear to be that their children should choose their friends wisely and should not trust them in lieu of their parents, no matter how dysfunctional said parents may be. After all, dysfunctional parents can still be loving parents. This e-book version of Friends of Choice needs editing. There are some awkward sentences where the meaning is not clear or appears to be opposite to the author's intent. For example, "She took Darcy's place at the table, hoping she would be angry with her for taking her place." I think in this situation Kara would not want new acquaintances to be angry with her. Also several paragraphs in chapter 21 are repeated in chapters 22 and 23. Using "'Kay" repeatedly and referring to certain songs accentuates how out of touch the writer is with current slang and the musical tastes of teenagers. The reader is left wondering if the parents lost their old house to foreclosure and how they could afford to buy a new, bigger house with an outdoor pool. Finally, the story ends abruptly with all of the characters hanging in limbo.

posted by penandtome on July 28, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Awesome

    It is pretty good, it always grabs me in when i read. Btw you should now that this book is fun to read. It expands your schema! 4 stars out of 5!!!! & great 4 the ages 9-15

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2010

    Good Read

    'Friends of Choice' is a great book for early teens. This fast paced story follows a 16 year old girl who is forced to move away from her friends she has know since early grade school.

    Karla is not happy with her parents when they tell her they have sold their house and are moving away. Her parents tell her the reason why they are moving is because her Dad has a new job.

    Her parents have chosen to live in a surburbian city. While they think the move is a nice surprise for Karla, all Karla can think about is leaving her friends behind.

    Karla is forced to make new friends.

    The question is: What are Karla's new friends like?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Almaraz15

    Karla is sexy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Pretty decent....ending was ugh

    It caught my attention while reading through it but the ending was disappointing Smh i hope she trying to do a part two of the book

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    Good Read

    This book is an excellent read for troubled teens.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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