Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Worth the Time Book Review

Waltham Academy Book Two

SUMMARY:  Lindsey always wondered why her Dad never felt she was Worth the Time.
     Doesn't anyone feel she's worth their time?
     Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger.  However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day.
     Why doesn't he like her?
     Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie.
     How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?

REVIEW:  Ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover?"  This book is a perfect example when applied to Lindsey.  She comes across as a girl with everything you could ever want, a flirt who's out to get every guy she can to like her then dump them, and someone who is not so nice to people who aren't her friends.  But, when you look behind the scenes, you see someone who is lonely, hurt, and looking for something meaningful in her life after being hurt horribly in Ninth grade, even though she won't admit it to herself.  My heart broke for her when I read how she was humiliated and used in Ninth grade by a boy at her old school.  I love how, once the truth comes out about Lindsey's dad, the author has him wanting to become very active in her life, flying her to visit him and his family every few weeks, keeping in touch with her on social media, and doing what he can to make up for all the years he missed.  I love how her grandmother, one who was so instrumental in the lie about what Lindsey knew and didn't know, makes things right with Lindsey and her father.  Most of all, I loved how Lindsey started changing from a self-centered brat to a young woman with a heart for others.
     This is my favorite of the two books in this series, so far.  You don't necessarily need to read the first one to comprehend everything in this book, but it does help fill in the blanks when it comes to Ellie and Dylan. 

This book was provided by the author for review without compensation.

Laura Jackson loves books - reading and writing them.  A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian.  Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and his plan for their lives.

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