Grace Unplugged: A Novel

Grace Unplugged: A Novel

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by Melody Carlson
     
 

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Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real

Overview


Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?

Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433682056
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
144,269
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Melody Carlson has written around 100 books for teens, women and children. Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors, etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at melodycarlson.com/

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Grace Unplugged: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About thr movie, what ages do u think it would be good for? Is there any age that is to young? Thanks so much! And plz rply!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Movie and book were both amazing! A must see for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie is so awsome. I had to beg my mom to get it for me thats how much I love the movie. I love the ending. SPOILER AHEAD. In the movie when Grace is 20she is at a concert with her dad. At the beging shes talking to this guy named Chris about her wedding that shes going to have. I knew who her fiancee was going to be since the first day she meant him. Quientent. He is actually the bands manager. So there walking to stage and Graces dad says so my boss is going to be my son in law. Quientent says afraid so. Grace says one big happy family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but fairly predictabl. Well written. Melody Carlson never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I absolutely love melody carlsons books and reccmend them to everybody. I havent seen the movie but now really want to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was pretty good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally worth the money loved it
Anonymous 4 months ago
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
When I see that Melody Carlson has a book up for review, I try to grab it. I am so glad that NetGalley and B&H books placed it up for review. As with her other books, Carlson pulled me in at the beginning of this book. Grace, a worship minister's daughter, performs with her father. She may not always agree with his choices. However, when she decided to do things her own way there grew a little tension between them. Each wants what they see is best. As Grace follows her path we go with her. The characters and the story line were both so intriguing that I only put it down when my eyes could not stay open any longer. Then I picked it up the next morning. This book would be for so many different types of people that I know I could not list them all. However, if there is a teen that is growing and trying to go their own way, the parents should read this. I loved this book! I was given this book by NetGalley and B&H Books in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent read but have seen movie 4 times. Love it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace Unplugged shows the actions and consepuences for rash decisions. I love the movie and the book!! I hope that all of us teenagers can learn from our mistakes like Grace did and turn it around to make it great for us. God bless you all.
SerendipityReviews More than 1 year ago
This book review is going to be a bit revealing about my faith. Before picking up this book, and even while I read it, I was struggling. Maybe I still am. I’m a lot like Grace, or as her stage name deems her, Gracie Trey. Oh, sure I’m not a rock star, but I am human. I get caught up in worldly things, sometimes even questioning the existence of God. After all, it’s hard to be an educated college student and still maintain faith in the unseen. I often forget that athough I cannot see God, I can feel him. Very much so. However, when I’m wrapped up in the world, I push those feelings away. I stop praying. I stop going to church. And I stop living like Christ. It’s a bad habit to say the least. Grace gets caught up in her dreams, or what she thinks are her dreams; to be a famous musician. Without asking for God’s guidance, she up and abandons her parents when an opportunity presents itself. Despite leaving without notice, I felt for Grace. Her dad was very controlling and restricting her creativity. While reading this, I was thinking, “yes, Grace. Do it. Leave!” – we’ve all been young and dying for freedom from our parents. However, as the music biz took its toll on her, Grace started living in a way completely against her old standards. Not only that, but her manager (and everyone else at the label) is trying to control her creativity. Just like her dad! Through it all, Grace remains distant to God. Blocking out the church that is across from her apartment, ignoring her parents, and tensing up at the mention of her Dad’s religious past. You see, Grace got her ticket to fame from her dad. Her dad was a one-hit-wonder, and taking his hit to a new level, Grace won her way in. However, her dad isn’t happy about this. He is livid to say the least. He knew what fame could do first hand, and being the protective father, he didn’t want to see this for his daughter. Much like his daughter, though, he turned away from God after she left. As always, Melody delivers an inspiring story of faith in this novel. My only complaint is the lack of proper editing. I’ve contacted the publisher, author, and the directors of the movie about this. They’ve all responded, apologizing and assuring they are getting it edited again. That being said, it is a great novel and a wonderful story. I can’t wait to watch the movie! I already have the soundtrack and it is just as inspiring. Back to my faith, for a moment – Halfway through this novel, I attended an LDS conference called Time Out for Women. Both this book and that conference renewed my faith. The book made me realize how far I was pushing God from my life, while the conference reminded me just how easy it is to come back; he’s already there for me! I’m going to end this review with lyrics from the movie, “Never Let Go”