Asking For Trouble Review

Asking for Trouble (London Confidential)TITLE: Asking For Trouble
AUTHOR: Sandra Byrd
PUB DATE: April 2010
PUBLISHER: Tyndale House Publishing
PAGES: 272

When her family moves to London, 15-year-old Savvy Smith has
to make her way in a new school and a new country. She just knows the school
newspaper is the right place for her, but she doesn’t have the required
experience, and the cute editor-in-chief is not looking to train anyone. She has
to come up with a way to prove herself and nab the one available position on the
newspaper staff at Wexburg Academy. London Confidential is a new series where
British fashion, friendships, and guys collide, and where an all-American girl
learns to love life and live out her faith.


Sandra is a new to me author. She has written several adult and young adult novels. Asking For Trouble is her latest young adult novel which just happens to be part of a four book series.

Savvy’s family has just moved to London England. She is 15 years old. Her father got a job promotion and that is why the family is in London. Her mother is a stay at home mom and she has a little sister and her dog to deal with.

Her father is doing very well he fits in at work it just seems like everyone else hasn’t just yet. Savvy hasn’t made friends yet and its seems like her old friends from back home are all moving on which bothers Savvy.

Savvy wants to fit into her new school very badly and make friends. She discovers how hard it is to fit in and to make friends as it seems like everyone is already friends with who they want to be.

Seeing a poster in school looking for someone to help out on the Wexburg Academy school newspaper. Savvy jumps at the chance thinking this will be her ticket in. The only thing about this is that Savvy has no experience working on a school paper and Jack the super cute editor of the paper lets Savvy know he has no time to train her but offers her the position of delivering the school paper.

With the chance of the school dropping the paper from the budget they have to figure out how to keep the paper alive. Savvy comes up with the idea to put in an advise column. Jack likes the idea and she writes a sample column and gives it to him. Will he think its good enough to get a spot on the school paper or will it go to someone else?

I really enjoyed reading Asking For Trouble so much that I actually went out and bought the second book in the series. There was enough action going on in the book that kept me interested in reading the book and I managed to read it in one sitting. I think this is a great book for the tween and young adult crowd.
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Special thanks to Christy Wong of Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy.

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