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VOYAAlthough this book is written with Christian teens in mind, it is possible that any teen who is seeking direction in life could find the book helpful. Considering the enormous popularity of books such as The Purpose Driven Life (Zondervan, 2002) and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, one can easily conclude that many adults and teens are searching for answers to spiritual questions. With today's fast-food mentality, one expects quick fixes, but Palau and Halliday offer the long-term view of life's problems and situations. The book serves as a guide to decision making from an eternal perspective. Ten chapters present separate areas of life, such as friendship, love relationships, and destiny, which are followed by two distinctly different approaches. The authors ask, for example, will the reader choose popularity or genuine connection, sex or love, achievement or success. The chapters go on to explain not only the consequences of the opposing choices but also the sacrifices and trade offs that one must make for either choice. Each point is well illustrated with anecdotes from Palau's life and the many people he has met as an evangelical speaker. Although the book is not strictly a devotional, the end of each section contains a list of ten directives followed by related Bible verses that a student can use for personal study. Palau's sincere, engaging style, combined with an eye-catching cover and teen-friendly layout, should succeed in attracting a number of readers. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P J S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Fleming H. Revell/Baker,245p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.