Saturday, March 03, 2007

How It's Fresh...

How It's Done (Flux) by Christine Kole MacLean is a novel that involves a rocky friendship, a strict family relationship, an intense first love, and how one girl handles it all.

Eighteen-year-old Grace is raised in a religious home with her mother and domineering father. She feels trapped by rules, unable to have fun with her classmates, and her future is already planned out because, really, it's all that has ever been expected of her.

Then she meets someone who questions her beliefs and her future, who is interested in only her. Grace falls for an older man. Not an older boy, but a college professor. And the reader is pulled along as Grace makes abrupt decisions only to escape from one confining circumstance to another.

This story kept me turning the pages while wondering what could possibly happen next. I would definitely recommend this novel for mature YA readers due to the adult world Grace enters so quickly.

Check out How It's Done and discover how great, and certainly just how it's fresh!

4 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

This sounds like a wonderful read, Kelly. Thanks for the heads-up!

Tina

Kelly Parra said...

Yeah, it's a great read, Tina!

Little Willow said...

Tina, yes, check it out. As Kelly said, it's for older teens, but it's realistic without being either too cliche or naughty. If you liked Teach Me by R.A. Nelson, you'll like How It's Done.

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks for adding your recommendation, LW! :) :)