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It's All About Us (All About Us Series, Book 1) Paperback – May 12, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords; First Edition edition (May 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446177989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446177986
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,112,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Shelley Adina is a world traveler and pop culture junkie with an incurable addiction to designer handbags. She knows the value of a relationship with a gracious God and loving Christian friends, and she's inviting today's teenage girls to join her in these refreshingly honest books about real life as a Christian teen--with a little extra glitz thrown in for fun! In between books, Adina loves traveling, listening to and making music, and watching all kinds of movies.

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Gillian is outspoken, very Christian in her beliefs, and a bit pushy.
TeensReadToo
This book (and the other books in this series) has got to be the hippest and most fun Christian YA book I have ever read.
Deborah
Shelley is able to capture the language and life of teens everywhere and makes these character's lives believable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book reminds me of the A-list ,and Gossip Girl books for Chirstian girls. I am very happy that the author kept the book fun and interesting without having to be for ages 15 and up. The main character lissa is struggling going to a new boarding school. After she goes to boarding school the most popular guy in school falls for her. But he wants to take their relationship all the way. What will she choose? Find out and read!

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I thought the ending was very good and a huge suprise and yes the guy is such a jerk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teen Reads on July 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
Lissa Mansfield thought that changing schools would be no big deal. After all, she was the most popular girl back at her high school in Santa Barbara. However, in IT'S ALL ABOUT US, the first book in a brand-new series by Shelley Adina, former it-girl Lissa gets more than she bargained for when she transfers to Spencer Academy, an elite boarding school in San Francisco.

Lissa's dad is the famous Gabe Mansfield, director of some of the hottest new movies. An extended film shoot in Northern California means big changes for the whole family, including Lissa's entry into the world of boarding school. Beautiful, stylish and wealthy, she used to be a standout. But at ultra-posh Spencer, nobody is taking notice. Trouble begins immediately as Lissa and her new roommate, opinionated New Yorker Gillian Chang, think they have nothing in common. That is, until they discover that they both are committed Christians. However, it seems that Gillian is a bit more committed than Lissa, who becomes embarrassed when her roommate's religious zeal begins causing her problems with popular classmates.

Just as Lissa thinks she will never fit in, Spencer's hottest guy, Callum McCloud, begins to take notice of her. Lissa has had a crush on Callum since she arrived and is willing to do almost anything to become his girlfriend. The two begin to get very serious, very fast. Now that she is with Callum, Lissa suddenly finds herself back in the popular crowd to which she is accustomed. But her newfound popularity may have a big price tag. Lissa's new friends seem to be engaging in a number of activities that compromise her reputation --- big time. Not to mention that her relationship with Gillian and friend Carly, the only two people who would even associate with Lissa before, is more than tense.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christian Review of Books on April 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
Are you looking for a realistic view of teen life in a fictional setting? Do you have a teen girl who enjoys Christian fiction? Then Shelley's series about three friends is the perfect choice.

We are introduced to Lissa as she begins life at a high end boarding school where nearly everyone comes from families with money. We see the ins and outs of dorm life and how teens struggle with their faith. I honestly felt like I was snooping into a real teen's world. Shelley is able to capture the language and life of teens everywhere and makes these character's lives believable.

Lissa has been a believer for several years, but her desire to remain at the top with the popular kids has her making very poor choices. Thankfully, her roommate, Gillian is straight with her and tries to challenge Lissa's choices. Lissa on the other hand thinks Gillian doesn't understand that what she's going through and tries to convince Gillian as well as herself that she is praying and seeking God's will.

This book will help teen girls see that when boys are involved they may think they're making good choices and that going "a little way" isn't too bad because at least they're not having sex. Shelley is fantastic at showing that compromising isn't part of God's will for any of us. I really think teens will "get" this book and it will minister to those who have made poor choices while being a Christian.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea D. Kirkham on June 5, 2009
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I received this book as freebie at a writer's conference and left it sitting on my shelf for months... until last night at 1:00Am... when I was not able to go to sleep. I picked it from my shelf and began to read... needless to say I got very little sleep last night. I finished the book within 12 hours. The story is told by a girl named Lissa, who is the daughter for a famous director. She is sent to a boarding school and the drama begins! The book deals with tough issues and puts depth to the "popular" crowd, which most teen fiction books lack. It deals with issues such as... can I date a non- christian, how far is too far?, how important is purity?, the importance of prayer and how to be a good friend. I would highly recommend this book to anybody :) and I am definitely going to buy the next book.
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More About the Author

RITA Award-winning author and Christy finalist Shelley Adina wrote her first novel when she was 13. It was rejected by the literary publisher to whom she sent it, but he did say she knew how to tell a story. That was enough to keep her going through the rest of her adolescence, a career, a move to another country, a B.A. in Literature, an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, and countless manuscript pages. Shelley is a world traveler who loves to imagine what might have been. Between books, she loves playing the piano and Celtic harp, making period costumes, and spoiling her flock of rescued chickens.

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