Book Review & Giveaway: Always Upbeat/All That by Stephanie Perry Moore & Derrick Moore
Always Upbeat/All That
By: Stephanie Perry Moore & Derrick Moore
What a great books for a teenager that likes some light reading during the summer! All That is an easy read, yet a great story about father/son relationships and how to come to common ground. Always Upbeat follow the stuggles of a popular cheerleader and what happens when you are betrayed by those that are the closest.
The main characters are Charli and Blake – two fairly typical teens in todays high school – yet despite their seemingly perfect lives, they are both struggling behind the scenes. What I liked about both books is that the “popular” kids are usually seen as spoiled, privileged and stuck up – but in reality, whether they want to admit it or not, they struggle just like the other kids in school.
Blake is a football star and trying hard to make it into his dream school, but he is having a hard time with a father that is overbearing and all he wants is for Blake to be in the Southeastern Conference. Their differences start to tear them apart and you watch as the two form a new relationship and rebuild it based on the most important needs in both of their lives.
Charli is captain of the cheering squad and is definitely in an “elite” group of girls that seem to run everything in their school – you know you saw this when you were in high school – I know I did. Her life starts to unravel as she is betrayed by many people.
Both books deal with important issues such as peer pressure, teen sex, illness of a family member and many other family related issues. They were both very easy to read, and honestly, I didn’t think either of them would be difficult for a young teen to read. If you decide to let your younger teen read it, I would caution you about some of the sexual content. I myself would find it a good teaching tool, but you may have some reservations.
About the Author:
Stephanie Perry Moore is truly a woman from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and educated in Alabama. She is the author of many YA Inspirational fiction titles, including the NEW Urban Flip Book Series, Lockwood Lions, the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Yasmin Peace series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, the Morgan Love series and the Beta Gamma Piseries.
Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, encouraging them to achieve every attainable dream. She currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, and their three teenagers.
Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com. You can order the book at Amazon.
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Thats it! Winner be chosen on July 1st, 2012