Friday, November 13, 2009

The Chic Shall Inherit The Earth by Shelley Adina

Shelley Adina brings a satisfying conclusion to her six-book series, "All About Us". We come full circle in this final novel, with Lissa Mansfield front and center once again.

This time, she's done with After the embarrassing debacle in "It's All About Us" with Callum McCloud, Lissa has no use for a boyfriend. Which leaves her out quite often.

When the opportunity to chair the final cotillion of Spenser Academy drops in Lissa's lap, she finds herself back at the top of the popularity food chain. This means boys...asking her to the dance, paying attention to all she does...

...except the one boy Lissa does have feelings for. Has she waited too long to discover her true intentions, and has he fallen for her best friend? Or are things always as they appear to be?

Lissa also has matured in her faith, which serves her well when the time comes to put feet to her faith. Befriending the most despised person at the school totally contradicts the rules of popularity, and even Lissa's close Christian friends are warning her to tread lightly.

Will she follow God's leading, or cave in to pressure from peers? And can her simple acts of kindness lead to friendship and forgiveness, or will animosity remain between Lissa and her nemesis?

I truly enjoyed getting to know all the girls of Spenser Academy, even the ones who didn't quite jell with me story wise. But Shelley Adina has earned a spot on my top ten teen lit bookshelf, and I'm hoping she continues to write stories that appeal across the Christian/general market divide.

I'm giving "The Chic Shall Inherit The Earth" five out of five bookmarks, with a bottle of ginger ale and a package of crackers as charms. I know you'll figure out why...the key is who!

Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Shawntele said...

I am sorry to hear the series is ending and can only hope for some more great books from Shelley, there are just not enough choices out there for teens. Thanks for the review, hopefully I will be able to add it too our collection soon. :O)