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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Kapri Books (August 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979390508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979390500
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,771,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meet Shauntice Johnston, Angel Nichols, LaKeeta Wilson, Bridgette Anderson and Hope Patterson--five teenage girls from the city of York, Pennsylvania. These girls know each other well. They are real. The issue with them is sex. Four of these girls are Christians, but all five handle the sex issue differently: Shauntice Johnston has a strong faith in God even in the midst of domestic abuse. Will she flee fornication when the pressure is heightened? Angel Nichols doesn't care about God and she is hurting because she feels neglected by her workaholic mother. Her father is nowhere in the picture. Will she continue engaging in regular sex in an attempt to fill that void within her? Would she become a Christian? LaKeeta Wilson, although a Christian, made the choice to get pregnant before marriage. Will her Christian testimony still stand firm? Hope Patterson lives a very protected life because of her strict mother. Things began to turn around in her life after her father dies. Would sex, which was not even in her vocabulary, become a part of her? Bridgette Anderson, because of her faith in God, refuses to compromise her beliefs and practice sex outside of marriage. Will she be able to hold out? This is real drama. Each page will pull you to the next! --The Black Christian Book Review

What is life like as a teen in today's world? Choices gives a candid glimpse of the battles kids face today within their peer groups, school, families, and relationships. As Burchett sheds light on several unique lives, each with their own insecurities and issues, readers are swept away by the inevitable, heart-to-heart connection with the characters. Each girl has a story to tell and a choice to make. Choices is as real as it gets, but as life's decisions weigh us down, Burchett offers a message of hope to take home with us. If you're looking for an inspirational yet life-changing look at reality as youth today face it, you've found what you're looking for. --Pamela Guerreri, Senior Editor & Writer

About the Author

Katrina L. Burchett has always had a love of writing-as far back as grade school she enjoyed writing plays for her classmates to act out. Although her husband's military career took her far from her hometown of York, PA, the city plays a central role in her writing. Katrina has devoted the past several years of her life to raising a family. However, as her two sons are entering adulthood, she has seized the opportunity to pursue her dream. Kapri Books, named after her teenage niece, will publish young adult fiction about real issues teenagers face.

More About the Author

Katrina L. Burchett is a Christian - as Heather Headley sings it "far from perfect, but simply redeemed". She is a wife and a mother to two sons.
Burchett published her first YA novel, Choices, because she felt strongly about reaching out to young people with the written word. She likes books and movies that evoke emotion, so when she wrote Choices she wanted her readers to be moved in the same way. It is an emotional, thought-provoking story intended for mature readers.

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I have worked with teens and this will be a book I will suggest for them to read as well.
Amazon Customer
Yet, it is obvious the story was designed specifically to help challenge a teen to make good choices about their sexual activity.
Reading Teen
If you love to read, and you want a fabulous book to curl up with, you need to get this book!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By CHayes VINE VOICE on January 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
Choices by Katrina L. Burchett is classified as "Young Adult Fiction", I think it should be known as a wondrous work of Young Adult Christian Fiction. I was so moved by the intricately weaved tale that at times I had to sit back and reminisce about my own teenage years. Set in York, Pennsylvania, Choices is about five teenage girls who struggle with sexuality, pregnancy, faith, and living a sheltered life. Issues of puberty, child abuse, neglectful parents, growing pains, finding themselves and keeping the word of God alive are also at stake.

Shauntice is growing up in an abusive household where she witnesses her father constantly abuse her mother. She turns to prayer to keep her sanity. Dealing with a lot of trust issues when it comes to the male species Shauntice is not very receptive of Terry, a young man who is interested in learning more about her. Can Shauntice, at such a young age build up her trust for men?

Angel is the promiscuous friend, with a case of low self-esteem. Not knowing who her father is and having a work-a-holic for a mother, Angel pretty much has to fend for herself. Randy is the young man who has Angels' heart, but with his neglectful ways and demeaning manner will he send Angels' spirits soaring or crashing?

Lakeeta is the fall from grace friend who finds herself pregnant and alone. While losing sight of her dreams and not being able to complete high school, Lakeeta finds herself alienated from her friends, and her family is on the verge of abandoning her. Will Lakeeta turn to the church for answers?

Bridgette is practicing abstinence and wants all of her friends to follow suit, but when they do not she starts preaching about God and how saved she is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on January 29, 2008
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Katrina L. Burchett has written a contemporary novel whose words will resonate loudly with young adults who are often mired in circumstances beyond their control. The author eloquently captures the angst, insecurities, and indecision many of us will remember from the days of our youth.

CHOICES goes where few Christian writers dare to go, straight into the belly of reality, and from the first page on, Burchett never releases her grip on the truth. She does a great job of presenting the Christian side of life outside of the proverbial brick and mortar. Skillfully, Burchett takes us outside of Sunday service and into the daily lives of five teenagers as they cope with coming of age, trying to live God's way, while understanding that even with God in their lives obstacles still must be faced head on, and overcome with God's grace. Thankfully, she does not sidestep the issues our teens face, but meets them head on with an honesty that will allow readers to see themselves within its pages.

In CHOICES, each teen must make sense of their lives as they stare down their personal demons in a fight to the finish. Shauntice Johnston must deal with the erratic regularity of domestic violence that has soured her on men and relationships with the opposite sex. Angel Nichols must face a promiscuous past and a needy present in a world absent of the love of both parents. LaKeeta Wilson, another statistic looking for love in all the wrong places, must come to grips with the selfish decision to bear a child out of wedlock, and Hope Patterson, the invisible one, must find a way to come out from under the indomitable will of an overzealous, religious fanatic whose ideas about Christianity have been woefully distorted.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terri Lee-Johnson on November 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
Choices is the story of five girls growing up in York, Pennsylvania dealing with the issue of teen sex. Sex affects them each differently as some have chosen to engage in it without regard to repercussions, others have chosen to remain chaste until they are married as this is in line with their Christian beliefs. The five central characters are developed only from socioeconomic and faith based perspectives. None are described in terms of more relatable characteristics like studious, athletic, artsy, etc. The dialogue seems to be approachable for today's teens. The inclusion of subplots becomes a little messy at times but lend themselves to understanding each girl's perspective of pre-marital sex. For a couple of the girls, their choices regarding sex are in direct correlation to the type relationship, or lack thereof, they have with their parents. Choices is a very preachy work of young adult fiction. Christian principles and biblical scripture abound throughout the entire novel. This often overshadows the sound advice the story presents which is: life is easier if you abstain from sex until marriage but if you choose not to, protect yourself. Though, young readers will learn that nothing can safeguard the heart from the emotional effects of a sexual relationship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TCarter on January 25, 2011
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Choices by Katrina Burchett, is a story about teenage girls growing up in America dealing with sexual temptations and pressures. Katrina ability to weave this tale was so realistic it will have you thinking of your own teenage years. Through each chapter your bond with each young lady will grows stronger as you begin to relate to their situations. If you have not experienced their trial and struggles then you definitely know someone who has. Choices' is so well written it will capture and holds your attention from beginning to end.

Not only does Katrina share Christian values she is not afraid to scold Christians for their bad behavior. I loved the fact that Katrina was able to kept Christian values strong and alive throughout the book, without being overbearing and preachy. These young ladies are amazing while some have made bad decisions they were so supportive to each other throughout the entire book.

The language in the book is mild and I say that to emphasize that every mother, after reading this book should feel comfortable buying it for their daughters, nieces, cousins or whatever female is in their lives. Grace made such a true statement, girls act differently when they are not with their parents. Therefore why not prepare them with some valuable information to consider while they are own their own. I can't wait to read what is next. What happens to Hope?
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