Friday, April 30, 2010

Barbara Dee; This is Me From Now On


  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Original edition (April 27, 2010)


Synopsis
Sometimes your life just needs a little jolt.

This is what Evie's new friend Francesca tells her, and soon enough, Evie's life has had something more like an earthquake. Francesca thinks life is dull unless you go after everything you want and say everything on your mind all the time--and sometimes that includes giving other people a little behind the scenes help to give them what she thinks they want.

Evie can't always tell if she's horrified or fascinated by everything Francesca convinces her to do, but ultimately, she comes to see friendship--and life--in a whole new light.




My Review
Evie was a typical teen going through life trying to fit in with out making a big splash. That all changed when Francesca walked into her life. Francesca is a a little strange but so wild and adventurous she seems to shake some life into Evie.  Evie's friends on the other hand didn't seem to trust the new comer. They seemed to sense her immaturity and they believed she wasn't always to truthful. This Is Me From Now On was a quick paced book. I enjoyed the lighthearted and funny nature of the book. It took me no time to fly right though it.  I really enjoyed the fun in the book. It made me realize that life comes in all shapes and sizes and is happening all around you. Enjoy it while you can.    I would recommend this to those who like a quick easy read.


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25 comments:

bookaholic said...

Evie and Francesca's story sounds awesome and the book cover is so cute too!! I love light-hearted and funny books and am gonna add this to my wish-list asap!! Thank you :)

elizabeth said...

This book sounds cute! I may pick it up for a summer read.

Andrea said...

This sounds really cute and like a nice, fun beach read.

YA Vampire Books said...

I'm sure my life could need a little jolt too! Sounds like a fun book!

Readerly Person said...

Sounds cute! If I had a younger sister of the correct age, I would definitely think about this one for her.

- Rebecca

Giada M said...

Thank you for this review! I didn't know this book. I have to update my wishlist! :)

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Katelyn said...

Great review...I hadn't heard of this one before but added it to my TBR list after reading the review, thanks for the rec!

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

Great review! I'm glad I found this - I've been thinking about this one for a few days and really needed more insight on it :)

Cheers!
Emma :)

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I just got this book and I think it look cute and perfect for my 7th graders.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Hadn't heard of it. But that's what we have you for! :)

Happy weekend.

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

I think this one sounds cute. I'm set to read it for an Other Shelf Tour, so I'm looking forward to it.

Great review.

Kate said...

This sounds like a cute book, I can see it going to a certain extreme so I think it will be fun!

Brodie said...

Sounds like a great book! I enjoy a lighthearted, quick read every so often and this sounds like a book that I could take a fresh perspective on life from. I'll check it out!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Nice review! This one definitely sounds like a fast, enjoyable read, and a fun reminder to live each day as it comes! :)

kstobias0385 said...

Sounds like one of those pick-me-up books when you need something simple any fun in your life :)

Brianna Bruce said...

Sounds fabulous! I'll definitely have to check it out. Great Review, BTW

Erika said...

great review! the book looks like a great read- the kind that sums up that stage in a girl's life when her life undergoes a change and she grows up a little. i'll definitely check it out, and get my sister to read it, too! :)

Barbara Dee said...

Hey everybody,

Thanks for all your fabulous comments, and big thank you to Liz for a great review and giveaway! I hope you all enjoy THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON!

GMR said...

Nice review! I had the pleasure of reading this title as well and Francesa is quite the character...but you know, she was good for Evie in some ways. Helped her come out of her shell a bit. Happy reading!

Val said...

This story sound funny!

I totally agree and think sometimes som of us need a little jolt.

Val at www.TruthBeToldBlog.com
truthbetold004 at gmail dot com
dorkyval44 at gmail dot com

Shy said...

The fact that this book sound so cute and fact does enthralled me! Hoping to get the chance to read this myself very soon =)

Shy
shy8629(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I read and reviewed this book! I loved it!

Amy J
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Tina said...

I LOVE the colour and the composition of the cover! This book is already in mi wishlist :)

Precious said...

Great review! This story sounds so cute and interesting!

ChickLitGirl said...

Francesca sounds so cool! I would love to read this book. PLus I LOVE the cover. Its really cute.