Reviewed by Deena Peterson
Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book
"Be warned, readers...Nancy Rue is a dangerous woman when it comes to love-soaked words!"
It's been quite a while since a book made me cry...so much that I couldn't see the words for the tears. Be warned, readers...Nancy Rue is a dangerous woman when it comes to love-soaked words!
"Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book" kicks off a new series for Nancy. In each story, one of four girls will encounter the 'Real Life' book...mysteriously placed and written for each one of them. What they read will change their lives...and yours as well.
In this first book, Jessica Hatcher has ADHD...or rather...ADHD has Jessica. Her life is chaos, living with her bi-polar mom and lying to her friends. No one knows the real Jessica, and she likes it that way just fine.
Then one day a man enters her life, claiming to be her father: or, as Jess calls him, her 'bio-dad'. When things rapidly go south for her mom's health, Jessica is forced into living with Lou in Florida.
And there, everything changes. Discovering the RL book at the airport, it becomes her lifeline to sanity. That, a Harley, and a sushi restaurant! This is one of the BEST YA books I've encountered, and that's saying a lot!
Jess grips your heart in such a tight, fearful clasp you can't help but love her. And to have Lou as a dad . . . wow. Then there's Weezie...have to read her to believe her. And Rocky. And Bonsai and Rose....the list of memorable characters goes on and on and on.
For kids who have ADHD...a must read. If you know someone who has it...a must read. If you want to feel your heart flood with emotion again...a must read. I cannot WAIT for more of Nancy Rue's new series!
I'm giving "Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book" the Golden
Bookmark for Relevant Subject and Passionate Writing and voting it "Best
New YA Series for 2010".
Deena Peterson is the mom of 8, with an active two-year-old grandson! She's also a pastor's wife, worship leader, Bible study leader, and homeschool mom. She stays so busy she meets herself coming and going! Visit her at her blog A Peek At My Bookshelf.