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Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble [NOOK Book]

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A mysterious book unites four teen girls and unlocks the secret that will get each of them through the real-life struggles they face in their lives.

Bryn O’Connor is good at keeping secrets. But when a car accident reveals the marks of her boyfriend’s physically abusive behavior, the truth is unleashed. And it starts a tidal wave of trouble in Bryn’s life: enemies who were once friends, a restraining order violation, and her world unraveled. ...
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Overview

A mysterious book unites four teen girls and unlocks the secret that will get each of them through the real-life struggles they face in their lives.

Bryn O’Connor is good at keeping secrets. But when a car accident reveals the marks of her boyfriend’s physically abusive behavior, the truth is unleashed. And it starts a tidal wave of trouble in Bryn’s life: enemies who were once friends, a restraining order violation, and her world unraveled. If that weren’t enough, her grandmother Mim arrives, attempting Mexican cuisine and insisting that Bryn try surfing. It’s all too much! Even Bryn’s habit of daydreaming won’t offer an escape this time. But could a mysterious old book she found hold the secret to riding a tsunami like her life?
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Romance goes terribly wrong in this second book in the author's Real Life series. Bryn, 15, is assaulted by her gorgeous boyfriend, Preston, and she tries to hide her bruises and deny her shame until her father discovers the abuse and makes her press charges. The court hearings drag on, and Bryn just wants to make it all go away. Meanwhile, Preston threatens her, and his in-crowd friends call her a drama queen and send her ugly text messages. Bryn finds help from her hip grandmother, who teaches Bryn to surf wild waves,
and also from Jesus, who speaks to her from a contemporary version of the Book of Luke. Will she ever trust a boy and fall in love again? Romance does return when Bryn gets close with Sean, a cool surfer who supports her. Rue folds in quite a lot for one YA novel, but the secrets will grab readers, and the dialogue is right on target. ----- Hazel Rochman -- Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310575924
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Series: Real Life
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 685,852
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 900 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    Such a good book

    I origianaly thought it would be really bad. Boy, was I wrong! It sucked me in like a tornado and I couldnt drop it. At times I ran out my nookcolors battery just reading it. I think every girlshould read this wonderfly delightful book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Boyfriends, Burritos, and an Ocean of Trouble

    This is a story of a girl who faces her abuser. It combines her story with a magic book that helps her find her faith in God. I am not Christian myself, but the story was a story of strength and survival that is inspiring. The bible references are done in such a way that they are not overpowering or uncomfortable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!

    It's so good you'll just have to read it for yourself! I don't just wanna give it five stars... Ten for Nancy Rue!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Amazingly Beautiful Book:)

    Nancy Rue is an amazing authir who has been blessed by God. I LOVE the story and the great message. This is a great book for everygirl especially those like me who have an ever growing relationship with God. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    The book was amazing. I think that most girls should read this b

    The book was amazing. I think that most girls should read this book because once you start reading it you cant put it down!THe book kept me on an edge the whole time. I love books  that have a person overcome a life challenge especially one that tests relationships. I love all of nancy Rues books because they are always really decriptive and I have yet to pick up a dry book. My favorite part of the book was watching Byn try to learn how to surf. Bryn connects surfing with lots of things in real life. I liked watching Bryn creates new relationships. The story is about a young girl who is faced with a hard decision. She has to turn her boyfriend in because he has been abusing her. When she turns him in she is sent to her dads house and meets many new people. When he comes and finds her she has to choose to either let her best friend get hurt or tel the truth and loose her best friend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Yo

    I got the sample but it pulled up some ctazy teaching guide

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    I liked it exept for.......

    I love the Real Life seiries, but i dont care for the facr that it revolves aronund

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    I so agree

    I luv God and this looks like a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    To comments number 4+5

    There is nothing wrong with being a christian. I'm a christian and there's nothing wrong with me! God is the BEST!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Loved it!!

    I read the first book before i read this one but i love this book!! I am already looking at other books by Nancy Rue because i cant wait to read te others!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Love it!!:)

    I loved this book. It inspires you never back down but keep going at it and that is what made this book AWESOME!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Thought provoking

    Geared toward teenage girls, this book is still an interesting read for anyone to learn how to cope with life situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    More for a teenage reader...

    Good story, lots to learn for a teenager. Didnt care for the religious undertone.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Good read

    Interesting and all too true story. This would be great for a young girl to read (ages 9-17). It is Christian but in light doses.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Awesome

    Awesome read had me staying up untill 1 in the morning to finish it!! Couldnt put it down

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Pretty good, not that bad. (:

    This book is a learn-your-lesson book. I thought it was very unique, but it wasnt a book to die for.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

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    A Story of True Life

    We read about it almost every day or hear it on the radio or TV. Girl/woman abused by boyfriend/husband. Or it might be boy abused, as well. Many times the abuse has been going on for weeks, months, even years. So why does the victim allow it to continue? Why don't they tell the authorities, their parents, or a good friend? Author Nancy Rue's novel, BOYFRIENDS, BURRITOS AND AN OCEAN OF TROUBLE, deals with the subject of abuse. Through her fictional characters, Bryn and her abusive boyfriend, Preston, the author provides a glimpse into possible reasons people do not report what's happening to them. Preston is popular, good looking, and Bryn thinks she's lucky to be his girlfriend. She keeps quiet about his hitting her, until they are in an auto accident and the truth is revealed. When her father insists on pressing charges against Preston, Bryn learns just how far Preston will go to protect his reputation and his future. Bryn's mother and sister are away. That leaves Bryn and her father, who avoid discussing what they don't want to talk about, to deal with what soon escalates into threats and intimidation unless they drop the charges. Can Grandmother Mim who comes to stay until Bryn's mother returns home and gives Bryn surfing lessons while helping her through the days leading up to the trial and the trial itself, a book called RL (Real Life) that tells Bryn stories about Jeshua, and Shaun, a gorgeous new guy, help Bryn overcome her distrust of boys and put her life back together? The author has written a story that anyone who's been in the same situation as Bryn can relate to. They'll understand her reluctance and fear to tell on the abuser. Perhaps seeing how Bryn deals with the situation will encourage them to act. This novel would make a good supplemental reader for classrooms to let young people know they're not alone and they need to admit the truth to stop the abuse. Also, the book would be a useful resource for school counselors when dealing with their subjects. I recommend this novel for teen readers and their parents, as well. Paperback courtesy of Zondervan and Z Street Team ###

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    FUN Fun Fun

    What will Nancy Rue come up with next! This is so good and it leaves you wondering how the american youth will ever get by.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Gyen

    A really good

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Listen

    Listen and you will hear what you need to hear. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will look for the other 2 from this series.

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