So Over It

Sunday, August 1, 2010
I've tried to do something a couple of times. You never wanted to talk to me."
"That's because I'm over you. I'm over all of it."
Book: So Over It by Stephanie Morril, Revell Publishing, 2010
 So Over It (The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt)
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 16-20
Subjects: Dating relationships, family relationships, forgiveness, teen pregnancy
Summary: Skylar is so totally over it - all of the stuff in her past. She's ready to move on. Hawaii seems like a good place to do it. She won't have to experience wistfulness whenever she sees Connor, she won't have to run into the guy who she suspect nearly raped her, she won't have to deal with forgiveness of Jodi, she won't have friends like Eli ready to drag her back into her past lifestyle. But is running away from everything really the answer?
Notes: Skylar is a very realistic character. It's easy to relate to her logic that if she just avoids the past it can't affect her. Stephanie Morrill does a good job showing that allowing God to bring forgiveness is the only way to truly move on from past hurts and regrets. The spiritual focus is certainly there, not necessarily as strong as some, but definitely there and on track. This is especially good book for those struggling to forgive themselves. Skylar knows God has forgiven her, but she is still not able to move on, not ready to truly believe it.
Recommendation Scale: 4
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Thank you Revell for giving me a copy to review!


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