Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Life on Hold by Karen McQuestion

Rae has never stayed anywhere for long. Her free-spirited mother moves herself and Rae every time things don t work out. Rae, now fifteen years old, has learned to never get attached to any place, but her mom has made her a promise:  no moving until Rae graduates. Rae has made a few friends, and is starting to enjoy life. But nothing prepares her for Allison. Rae was picked by her vice principal to show the new girl around, but Allison seems ungrateful. Rae has a sleepover to try and break the ice, but it goes wrong. Rae sees another side of Allison, and doesn t know what to think. Rae learns she must make some big decisions about family and friends, or her life will start to unravel.

This was an enjoyable book. The author really does a nice job of connecting with the reader. I have never had to move, but after reading the book, I can understand how stressful it would be through Rae s character. It also deals with friendship and how one person can impact another. This book was fresh and well thought out, a nice and easy read for the young adult audience.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Leawood, KS United States