Changing Faces

Sunday, October 3, 2010
“If I had a Changing Faces makeover at Sephora, I might as well die. Nothing else in life would compare.” Olivia laughed. Jane could be such a drama queen.

Book: Changing Faces by Wendy Lawton, Moody Publishers, 2004
Changing Faces (Real TV, 1)
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Stress/Busyness, friendship, homelessness
Summary: Oliva is stressed to the max. A daily planner controls her every second of the day. Between school – having to have grades good enough to be the valedictorian, Church, family commitments, and now having to fulfill a large number of volunteer hours in order to be considered for valedictorian, friendship and God are taking a back burner. Time to watch Changing Faces with her best friend Jane just isn’t happening any more. When the opportunity of a lifetime comes up it drives a wedge even further between her and Jane.
Notes: This book shows a character who has to take a different look at her life and priorities. Oliva’s goals are giving her an attitude towards others that earns her the nickname “Chip” for the chip on her shoulder. Through her experiences at the homeless shelter she learns to reevaluate her attitude towards the homeless and really her attitude towards life in general – including her relationship with God. For anyone who feels like they’re always going 100 miles an hour with no idea how to slow down or how to make time for priorities, this book is definitely worth reading!
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi
Matthew 11:28 - Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.


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