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Book Review: The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet {Givaway!}

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Title: The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet 

Publisher: Playlist Fiction

Back Cover Copy:
            Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.
In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.
But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.

My Thoughts:
Stephanie Morrill did an awesome job with this book! It was a very pleasant read even with an intricate plot. The characters she created were lovely, and I found myself wanting to stand up and cheer for Ellie and her accomplishments. It was hard for me to relate to Ellie when it came to her friends and school due to the fact that I am only a part time student at a private school (the rest homeschool) and I choose not to date. But, I thought Stephanie approached the love–triangle well, and at the end, with a godly perspective. As a writer, I found Ellie’s journey captivating. I felt like I could yell to her through the pages, “I’ve been there! You’ll figure it out. Don’t freak out!”  Ellie went through real struggles, real pain, and real mistakes. Stephanie brought these things to life. Ellie has a lot to learn, but that’s what the next book is for : )

Here are the list of other blogs on this tour:

Blooming with Books
Gillian Adams
Jill Williamson
The Life of a Teenage Writer
Once Upon an Inkling
Rachelle Rea
The Ramblings of a Young Author
Shadow Writer World
Who YA Reading?
The Writings of Rosie

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  1. Great review! I felt the same way when it came to Ellie's writing! ;) I'm so excited for the next book!

  2. I'm really excited to read this book!

  3. I've wanted to read this book for a while! If I don't win it, I'll ask my library to get it! :D ;)

  4. Les Miserables...and this book if I get it :)

  5. I loved Ellie. And I cried when she won the contest and the editor wanted to buy her book. Good review, Alyson! :-)

  6. I agree, Jill! I loved that she won the contest and was disappointed when Bronte stepped aside from being her mentor . . . Good review, Alyson!

  7. Oh gosh, I don't know. Probably half the teen books my library has in stock :)

  8. It's not summer on my side of the world, but I plan on reading Captives (by Jill Williamson! :P).

  9. I can't wait to read this book! I've read the first couple of chapters on and I want to know how this is going to end!

    1. And this summer? Don't know. Maybe some books for Dutch class?

  10. This summer? I'd like to read all the Lemony Snickett books, but also, Looking For Alaska by John Green. I do like to kill myself with Mr. Green's works.


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