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SNEAK PEEK: Diary of a Teenage Girl – Becoming Me by Melody Carlson

I heard somewhere that when you write in a diary you should pretend that you’re writing a letter to a really good friend, someone you trust completely…

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In the fictional Diary of a Teenage Girl, sixteen-year-old Caitlin O’Conner reveals the inner workings of a girl caught between childhood and womanhood … an empty life without Christ and a meaningful one with Him.

Follow Caitlin as she makes her way from New Year’s to the first day of summer — surviving a challenging home life, changing friends, school pressures, an identity crisis, and the uncertainties of “true love.” You’ll cry with Caitlin as she experiences heartache, and cheer for her as she [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: MY NAME IS CHLOE by Melody Carlson

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Chloe, Josh Miller’s younger sister, is a free spirit with funky clothes and dramatic hair. She struggles with her own identity, classmates, parents, boys, and — her biggest question — whether or not God is for real. But this unconventional high school freshman definitely doesn’t hold back when she meets Him in a big, personal way. Refusing to change her image to fit into the “stereotypical Christian preppy mold,” Chloe expresses God’s love and grace through the girl band she forms, Redemption. In her development as a musician and performer, tender-hearted Chloe will learn tough lessons about following God, her heart, and her dreams.

 

 

SNEAK PEEK: Limelight by Melody Carlson

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Claudette Fioré used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.
Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fioré questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it’s too late to change

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SNEAK PEEK: It’s a Green Thing

For the first time that she can remember, Maya Stark is beginning to feel like a “normal” teenager. Even with her mother in jail for drug possession and her pop-star father away on his comeback tour, Maya’s new life with her uncle Allen and cousin Kim is coming together. Summer vacation’s just beginning, and with a new job, a new boyfriend, and a new car (hybrid, of course), things are finally starting to look up.

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