Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball Review & Giveaway

Reading level: Young Adult

Paperback: 320 pages


Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)


ISBN-10: 1402241062


ISBN-13: 978-1402241062





Book Summary:
When Erin Channing's favorite aunt dies, Erin is bequeathed a pink crystal ball and a set of weird instructions. Granted, Aunt Kiki (aka Aunt Kooky) always lived "outside the box." But now Erin and her two best friends are convinced that the pink crystal ball holds the key to their future-or at least the key to getting dates...

In a world where nothing is certain, a little magic couldn't hurt...right? 

My Thoughts:
The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball, written by Risa Green, is a YA fiction novel that readers ages 13 and up will enjoy.  Green's novel focuses around Erin Channing, smartest kid in the 10th grade.  Erin is your typical teenage girl who feels her life is boring and unexciting.  At any other time this really wouldn't bother Erin, but now that she has to come up with an essay about herself to win an all expense trip to Italy, she wishes her life was a little more exciting.   When Erin's Aunt Kiki leaves her a mysterious pink crystal ball, she will soon discover that perhaps wishes can come true.  

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball is a well written novel with funny and loving characters.  Although, Risa Green was writing for a young adult audience, I still was able to enjoy the book and have a few laughs.  I would definitely recommend this book for girls 7th grade and up.  And of course for us a bit older than that who enjoy our YA fiction.


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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary book  in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review. Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

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GASP! you have the same legs + coffee picture as me AND your doing book reviews!!?? AHH MAN! now i really cant do the book review thing. if you read my post for today youll get it! lol in all honesty though i A. your layout is actually better then mine and B. Until you said that the age range was as low as 13 i was considering reading this one... didn't sound half bad.

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