Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs Book Review


The Fay sisters came to Forest Springs for one reason - me. Me - the girl who never existed. Me - the invisible loner. 

Twelve-year-old Emylee Markette has felt invisible her entire life. Then one fateful afternoon, three beautiful sisters arrive in her sleepy New England town and instantly become the most popular girls at Forest Springs Middle School. To everyone's surprise, the Fay sisters befriend Emylee and welcome her into their close-knit circle. Before long, the shy loner finds herself running with the cool crowd, joining the track team and even becoming friends with her lifelong crush. Through it all, though, Emylee's weighed down by nagging suspicions. Why were the Fay sisters so anxious to befriend her? How do they know some of her inner thoughts? What do they truly want from her? When Emylee eventually discovers that her new friends are secretly fairies, she finds her life turned upside down yet again and must make some life-changing decisions. Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs marks the first volume in an exciting new book series.
 
My Review
 
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  Poor Emylee feels unwanted and began living her life as a loner soon after her loving grandmother passes away.  Her life is turned upside down when the Fay sisters come to town.  Suddenly she's participating in school activities and the boy she's always wanted to speak to her has!  This was a cute story for any tween with growing pains.  You're never really alone, someone's always watching over you.
 
About the Author 
 
A proud Angeleno, Christine Dzidrums was born raised and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, two sons and daughter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She previously wrote the biographies: Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess,Yuna Kim: Ice Queen, Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics’ Golden Girl and Nastia Liukin: Ballerina of Gymnastics. Her first novel, Cutters Don’t Cry, won a 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. She also wrote the tween book, Fair Youth, and the beginning reader books, Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party and Timmy Adopts a Girl Dog. Christine also authored the picture book, Princess Dessabelle Makes a Friend. She recently competed her second novel, Kaylee: The ‘What If ?’ Game. 

3 comments:

  1. this book sounds good and would make a great gift

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  2. This sounds like an interesting read!

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  3. I love books like these...every girl needs to know she's not alone at that tween age. Adding to goodreads.

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