Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lifted by Wendy Toliver

Written by Ari at 2:00 PM
Do You Agree? 
Lifted by Wendy Toliver

Pages: 272
Pub Date: June 8, 2010
Author Website/Blog: http://www.wendytoliver.com/
Synopsis: It's not what you steal. It's getting away with it that's so much fun. Poppy Browne is none too thrilled to be the new girl in Pleasant Acres, Texas--especially after her mother enrolls her in a private Baptist school. But to her delight, Poppy is pulled into the cool clique on her first day at Calvary High, and her new friends, Mary Jane and Whitney, are as genuinely nice as they are gorgeous and rich. The catch? Her new pals have a nasty shoplifting habit, and before long Poppy is also a theft enthusiast. But when the girls' addictions get out of hand and friendships are threatened, it's up to Poppy to set things right ....

Addiction. Wow. This sheds the light on an often ignored addiction. Shop lifting. And to be honest, it seems to do a pretty good job of being informative about it and the consequences. However, one thing I loved was how it showed the consequences of pushing your child. It shows how they crack under pressure and how it doesnt help if you try to push the square into the circle even more. Books dont like to show this unless they are picturing the parent as satan. This book managed to show how a parent who means well can cause a few life changing issues. It also has a ton of other things that change lives but I cant tell you! It will spoil the book ;) (haha made  you guys curious! So go read it!)


Anna R said...

A wonderful review from a diferent perspective. I've read lifted several times and will now read it again to look for Poppy's mothers influence. You are very astute.

Ari said...

Aww awesome. Lol. It was the one thing I could notice, I hope you can see it also!

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