Book Review: “Life Just Got Real” by Sadie Robertson

August 5, 2016 at 1:35 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Sadie Robertson in her new book “life just got real book coverLife Just Got Real” published by Howard Books takes us into the lives of A.J. Stewart and Kate Kelly.

From the back cover:   When things go wrong, it’s reality TV’s right

Sixteen-year-old A.J. Stewart, born and raised in backwoods Tennessee, loves nothing more than repairing broken cars with her father and hanging out with her brothers and their friends. Not far away in the busy city of Nashville, Kate Kelly is always dressed in the latest fashion, wearing clothes from her mother’s boutique and jetting around the world with her father.

When A.J. starts going to the school Kate attends, they instantly dislike each other. But as the year progresses, Kate’s brother Val is drawn to A.J., and when prom comes around, he asks her to be his date—much to his sister’s displeasure.

The following summer at camp, the two girls continue their dislike of each other, until a surprising moment of openness when A.J. shares her faith with Kate. As their bond grows, they discover that they share an inner resolve to live life as God intended, and to live it in their own individual and original ways.

Get ready for a fun romantic read with a Cinderella flavor. I think Ms. Robertson has given us a jewel involving relationships. A.J cares nothing about appearance, status, guys or the prom. Kate cares too much about all of these. They start out as frenemies, but when Kate’s dad decides A.J. is an integral part of a teen reality show he hopes to promote, the girls have to find a way to coexist. This is complicated by all things teen…angst, gossip, jealousy and insecurity, but when Kate’s brother, who has never shown interest in a girl, starts dating A.J. things really get interesting. Ms. Robertson does an excellent job in giving A. J. and Kate real life and we find ourselves caring for them and rooting for them the whole length of the book. “Life Just Got Real” is a wonderful, sweet story with real depth that will keep you flipping pages. I liked this book, recommend it and am looking forward to more from Ms. Robertson.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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