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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 15 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Scenarios for Girls (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.; Ina edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602608458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602608450
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,381,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's evident that Nicole is a rare author. She has a tender heart for teenage girls and has poured that care into her stories. May her tribe increase! And may her books lead many readers to make wise choices."
--Robin Jones Gunn best-selling author of the Christy Miller Series and the
Katie Weldon Series



MAKING WAVES is a solid story with interesting teens that shows the consequences of choices—good or bad. This book is not only a good read for teens, but would also make a foundation for a discussion in a Sunday School Class, Youth Group or between parents and teens. Faith element: medium. Recommended.

(Carolyn R. Scheidies Author's Choice Reviews 2010-03-31)

Book Description

Kate Walker joins the swim team and becomes obsessed—with practice and making it through the championships with flying colors. What will Kate do when she’s faced with pressure from her teammates to take an illegal substance that will help her swim multiple events in their championship meet? Girls ages 10 to 15 make the choice in this interactive story and see how the consequences change Kate’s life. Includes a contract and prayer to remind the reader of the importance of making godly decisions.

More About the Author

Nicole O'Dell, author of 24 books since 2007, founder of Choose NOW Ministries, host of Choose NOW Radio, and publisher at Choose NOW Publishing, is dedicated to guiding parents and teens to victorious relationships and good choices. A national event speaker and founder of the Choose NOW Speaker team, member of the Speak-Up Speaker Team with Carol Kent and The Life of a Single Mom Speaker's Bureau, Nicole is available for your upcoming events.

The mother of six, including triplets(!), writes issue-driven YA fiction, like her popular Diamond Estates Series and upcoming Drama Ensues series, and non-fiction for teens like Girl Talk, based on the popular advice column she writes with her two daughters. Hot Buttons, O'Dell's Focus-on-the-Family approved non-fiction series for parents, pre-empts peer pressure by helping parents tackle tough issues. The Powerline365 daily devotional is her latest passion for parents of teens.

For more information on Nicole O'Dell or her books, or to schedule Nicole for a speaking event or interview, visit http://www.nicoleodell.com.

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Highly recommended--especially for tweens.
Jenny B. Jones
I luckily never had to go through what Kate did but O'Dell makes it easy to see why Kate would be tempted with that decision.
Deborah
They are quick and easy reads with a wonderful message!
Stefne M. Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenny B. Jones on April 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
Making Waves is a fabulous book that will not only entertain YA readers, but also get young girls to think about their choices. I loved how the faith element was so natural to this main character and her mother. Lots of things to relate to in these pages, and it shows that often the big mistakes started with small ones first. Wrong decisions happen to us all, but the reader gets to live through the consequences of choosing both right and wrong in O'Dell's great series. Highly recommended--especially for tweens.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie on April 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
Another great Scenarios series book! Biblically sound recommendations for very tough situations. Parents - you need to read this, too! If you haven't already, be sure to read all of the Scenarios books! They deal with very real life issues that are happening the our children or their friends every day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah VINE VOICE on April 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book was another major improvement in the series that targets an older audience. And it's a move I really appreciated. Kate is a regular teen girl who's looking to find something to fill her spare time and that thing happens to be swimming. She's a natural at it and even at her best is better than the top swimmers already on the team. However in this day and age of competitive pressure, your natural best is not good enough.

How Kate gets sucked into a downward spiral happened naturally. For the record, I don't drink energy drinks but that's purely because I can't stand the taste. I'll drink lots of coffee but I pass on the Red Bull. I liked how it was shown that while it's probably not smart or healthy for Kate or the other teens to drink the energy drinks constantly, they are not really condemned for drinking them. I say this because drinking the energy drinks are not illegal, anyone can get that and they were used for what they were intended for. However, it is good to show that drinking too much of them can be dangerous and it is not healthy to skip meals just to get the best jolt of energy buzz. I also liked how Kate points out to her mom that drinking coffee is just the same as drinking energy drinks and her mother reluctantly agrees.

Again the choice that Kate (and the reader) has to make to determine the outcome is realistic. First, I was actually really pleased/surprised that Kate knew what was being offered to her. I say this because I get so tired of people being clueless when offered things like that. I luckily never had to go through what Kate did but O'Dell makes it easy to see why Kate would be tempted with that decision. We place a lot of pressure on student athletes to do well even more so with scholarship hopes on their shoulders.
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Nicole O'Dell writes with authenticity. My ten-year old gobbled up this contemporary novel and loved the Christian influence on the writing and how that carried over into the characters decisions. She's asked for the other books in this series for her birthday!
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A great series for tween girls! I wasn't sure if my daughter would be into them and she thankfully really was! High moral value and good story lines
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