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Chop, Chop (Chop, Chop Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

L.N. Cronk
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Book Description

Best Selling Contemporary Christian Fiction!

Chop, Chop is an award-winning, coming-of-age novel dealing with everyday experiences that anyone can relate to, but culminating in one catastrophic event that no one would ever want to. A story of friendship, loss, and forgiveness, Chop, Chop is often tagged as a "Young Adult" novel (even though most readers are actually between the ages of 25 and 55 and the sequels are definitely geared toward that age group). Chop, Chop is a complete, stand-alone novel that will NOT leave you hanging, but the top-rated sequels are reasonably priced for those who want more.

Synopsis: Ever since Laci was a little girl she's been growing out her pretty, brown hair and chopping it off to send to Locks of Love. When Greg moves into town and finds out what she's doing, he thinks it's a great idea...so he starts doing it too! It's just one of the things that reserved, young David must tolerate as their friendship grows throughout the years. As they near adulthood, they grow not only closer to each other, but closer to God as well. David finds himself content in every way, but when tragedy occurs David must struggle to find his way back to God.

Winner of an Honorable Mention at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.


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"I loved this book. I will say it again. I loved this book. I was moved to tears more than once . . . It is not often that I find a Christian book that has so much depth. This book deals with love, faith, death, forgiveness, and the pains of going from childhood to adulthood."
- Tiffany A. Harkleroad - Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

"Chop, Chop is a gem!"
--Novel Teen

"Wow! What a GREAT book! It's rare to find one that isn't the same old, worn out storyline. I think it was intended to be a book for young adults, but I found it very enjoyable. It is a Christian book, but not overly preachy at all; and the storyline is not twisted to try to get some Christian message across."
- Linda M.

Product Details

  • File Size: 401 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Rivulet Publishing (July 12, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CK7YV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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185 of 187 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel February 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book completely by accident in June of this year. I was over my "allowed" Kindle Budget but I needed something to read. I couldn't pay to download anything else that month, so I started to peruse the free books. Before Chop-Chop, all the free books I downloaded had ended up abandoned on my Kindle, deemed unworthy and too bad to get through by me, the book snob. I did not have high hopes. However, this book had 5 star reviews and lots of them. And a few 3,2, and 1 star reviews mixed in too. The bad reviews gave me hope. I say that because I don't trust books that have all glowing reviews. I don't believe that there is anyway everyone is going to agree on a book, and I feel like if a book has all 5 star glowing reviews someone is either paying for reviews or has a lot of family and friends who want to help bolster the books ratings.

SO, I downloaded the free book and I started to read. I read fast. I devoured it. The dialogue was the most suprising to me. It was so real! I was sure she (L.N) was a he, because the narrating character of David sounded so believable to me. It took me back to my early teen years, growing up in youth group, and that made me happy. I laughed AND cried with the characters. It was a joy. It also reminded me a bit of another favorite series of mine "Yada-Yada Prayer Group" by Neta Jackson.

I've read some of the bad reviews on here who say this book is meant for the younger reader. It was an easy read, yes. But also uplifting and full of faith.I am not a fan of "cheesy" books or "fluffy" reads, and I wouldn't put Chop-Chop in either of those categories. It was just real.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it.... November 14, 2011
Format:Paperback
For as long as he can remember, David has been friends with Laci. Even when she does things that annoy him, like chop off her long hair to send to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. David things this is the stupidest thing, until Greg moves to town. Greg becomes friends with both Laci and David, and a strong bond, as well as strong faith, develops between the three of them. When the tragedy strikes, with that bond, and that faith, be enough to see David through?

I loved this book. I will say it again. I loved this book. I was moved to tears more than once during the reading of this book. It is not often that I find a Christian book that has so much depth. This book deals with love, faith, death, forgiveness, and the pains of going from childhood to adulthood. We watch David, Laci, and Greg take a tremendous journey, and I felt as though I was taking it with them.

The characters in this book are really well developed, I think in part because we hear the story being told by David. To hear a character's thoughts allows the reader to connect with the character, and I felt very connected to David. I loved seeing that these kids were not perfect. As Christians, we often put a lot of pressure on our youth to be perfect, so I find it encouraging that these characters sometimes struggled with their faith, or with doing the right thing; young readers need to see characters in these types of situations.

The book is highly emotional, particularly toward the end. It was actually quite difficult for me to watch these characters go through the devastating event they went through, but it is a situation that is relevant and could have been taken from the headlines over the past few years. I think this book is an excellent read, to adult or young adult readers, and can actually be quite a source of comfort. As this is the first in a series, I can honestly say, I cannot wait for the second.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series I've ever read! September 21, 2013
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I just finished the entire series and I miss these people already! I laughed out loud and cried. But it's more than just a series with characters that you cherish, it's written with such loving and warm faith I genuinely desire to be a better person, a more faithful Christian. I can't endorse this series more. I real a lot and never a book a second time, but this entire series I will most certainly read again.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars non religious reader August 17, 2012
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Ok...the fact is though I do not consider myself "religious"... I have always respected people who have deep beliefs. That find comfort and peace in those beliefs. That being said... I enjoyed this book more than I expected. I would recommend it anyone no matter what their beliefs are. The characters are well written and are easy to connect with. The story line is easy fallowing and not overly preachy. It is about human experiences that most can relate to in their own lives. In the end it is life lifting and leaves the reader with a hopeful look for future generations.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the book! October 18, 2012
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Truthfully, I bought this book because it was free. It turned out to be one of the best books I've read in a long time. I am invested in the families and their journey in life. It served as inspiration to me to strive for an even closer walk with the Lord. I've read all 7 of them and I'm anxiously awaiting book 8. Read this today!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness at its finest September 17, 2013
By LB
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An Inspirational reflection of God's love! Amazing and well written! I will definitely read the remaining books in this series.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friendship September 16, 2013
By Carrol
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EXCELLENT! I immediately bought the entire series. I have recommended the books to my book club and Sunday school class.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE!
Loved this book. I loved how it felt real, no ridiculous dialog or forced situations. I can't wait to get the rest of the series.
Published 6 hours ago by Jmom
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, engaging and emotional
This definitely ranks among the best love stories I've ever read. It was amazing to journey with David, Lack, Greg and their friends from kindergarten into young adulthood as... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Love_of_the_Word
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this!
What a pleasure it was to read this book with an unabashed strong Christian emphasis. Despite being in my 50's I found the adventures of the main characters brought back pleasant... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Becky
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't stop reading!
This was a completely unexpected treat in the world of free-to-cheap Kindle offerings I frequently indulge in. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Julie Dacus
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed reading this book
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a very nice and emotional coming of age story. The characters were real and I found myself feeling what they felt, pain, confusion,... Read more
Published 9 days ago by MsPNT14
5.0 out of 5 stars exceptionally good book
The book begins with David and Laci going to see an execution. The book is funny and sad. I laughed out loud at several points and had to keep reminding myself it wasn't going to... Read more
Published 10 days ago by M. Hagberg
5.0 out of 5 stars It is such a great set of stories
Start reading this now and please continue reading all of this series. It is such a great set of stories!
Published 11 days ago by badejo
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected
I'm a newer convert to kindle readers. I've found I love reading from one. I don't always remember what a book is about when I get started so for some reason was on a different... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Dayna
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book
A great book about some serious life situations. Good story about on forgiveness. I am looking forward to reading the next book! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Title, Profound Truth
Read another book by this author and was so impressed I read this. She is extraordinary at intricate character development leaving the reader deeply moved and greatly affected. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Debi Srader
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the truth about locks of love--not for kids with cancer!!!
Thank you for your comments, however, I respectfully disagree with your statement that I have not done proper research. I never state the wigs are made for children with cancer. Because alopecia is LOL's main cause (and because to explain all that would have detracted from the story), David... Read More
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Chop Chop Series Books 7 and 8
:) - 7 will be out within two weeks - God willing! Book 8 will be out by the end of the summer (again, God willing!). There are two companion novels in the works as well - thank you for your interest and for your review as well. Many readers don't realize how important reviews are . . . I really... Read More
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