Wednesday, March 10, 2010
So many decisions! So many choices! How can you ever know which to choose?

Book: Unpredictable (TodaysGirls.com #11) by Tess Kindig and Terry K. Brown, Tommy Nelson (A division of Thomas Nelson Publishers), 2001

Unpredictable (TodaysGirls.com #11) 
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-18
Subject: Astrology, fortune telling, decision making
Summary: Bren is scared. She had two choices to make and without telling anyone about one of them, wound up making the wrong choice - a very wrong choice. She can't let it happen again, so all summer she's been indecisive - about everything from what size of lemonade to get to which boy to go to the dance with. She's found the answer though - at least she thinks she has: astrology! When a cute boy introduces her to looking up fortunes online and other forms of astrology, Bren is hooked. Finally, no more indecisiveness. She can confidently make decisions trusting in the stars to guide her. When all her decisions and advice to others comes crashing down on her she has to reconsider her source of trust. Perhaps there is something more dependable than the stars to guide us when facing tough choices...
Notes: This book is very well done, all the way up to the last chapter. Rather than show the true inadequacies of relying on fortunes, the author has Bren's friends pretend to follow her advice and get negative consequences. If the last chapter were left out it would be really good though.
Recommendation Scale: 3.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)m


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