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Reading about a writer is one of my favorite themes.
I remember those years with tears and fears. Ms Morrill did a fantastic job of capturing those times.. I find myself wanting the series to continue, could Ellie have a third one in the works?
"The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet" is an amazingly captivating story with writing that will make you hunger for more. However, I miss Ellie's sarcasm from the first book. I am also disappointed about how the book lacks spiritual nourishment. It mentions church and prayer only a couple times throughout the story and not as something essentially real and moving. Ellie learns about humility, relationships, and forgiveness in this hard-to-put-down novel.
This is the sequel to "The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet." Another book of Stephanie Morrill's is her novella "Throwing Stones," which is free on her website. She also has a captivating trilogy: "Me, Just Different;" "Out with the In Crowd;" and "So Over It."
There's a subplot or two that stick out a little - but the book doesn't suffer much for it. Ellie Sweet is a read that reminds you that life is not and will not be perfect - but that we can become perfected through it. I enjoyed this read immensely.
In this sequel we see Ellie maturing even more than the first book, learning to forgive the people who hurt her and overcoming several obstacles, not the least of which is the betrayal of a person very close to her, which took her a long time to recover from. I admit, that part of the story made me feel almost as bad as she did, which is proof of how good the author is. I really identified with Ellie and everything she went through, and cheered for her at each of her accomplishments and her growth as a person.
Ellie's love life is even more complicated than before, as the person she trusts the most suddenly lets her down, and it's up to somebody who hurt her previously to emotionally support her through the heartbreak. I have to say I loved the two boys in her life even more than I did before, although I was sad my favorite character didn't get to have the girl this time. It was very disappointing to see how badly he screwed up, because you know that deep inside he truly loves Ellie, even after breaking her heart due to his immaturity. I just hope someday he cleans up his act and becomes the great guy he could be if he wanted.
The ending of this book is satisfying, although I keep hoping the author writes another book (or at least a short story) about Ellie, Chase and Palmer's lives after high school. I have great expectations for the three of them and would love to see them succeeding in their personal lives.
Don't miss this book!
Just because success has come to Ellie Sweet, doesn't mean her life is any easier. She's still flawed and relatable, and the haters are piling up against her in both her school and writing life. This time she's learning to be humble enough to admit her mistakes, even overcome them. It just makes her feel that much more genuine, like she'd be one of my friends.
This book is so real in its coming-of-age glory that it's hard not to picture yourself as Ellie Sweet on some level. Even in her writing success there are pitfalls, some people love her book and some people can't handle that she's getting published as a teenager. Life gets even more complicated when her relationships turn rocky. This is where the author really shines.
Boys and friends are still tricky subjects for Ellie, but not everything is wrapped up in a nice little bow. The messy parts of teenage life are left messy, giving a whole new meaning to our own personal struggles. Life is hard--but it still moves forward and there's still joy in it.
Bottom line: The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet is just that, an unlikely portrait of coming-of-age teenage life, mixed with genuine perspectives on building a dream career, dealing with family, and fixing rough relationships.
A great, fun read that makes you think. I seriously can't wait to see what Stephanie writes next!
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Another amazing novel from Stephanie Morrill! I love it.
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