(Review & Tour) Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble First Wild Card Tour

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble (Real Life)

Zondervan (April 20, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Visit the author’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 20, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714850
ISBN-13: 978-0310714859


This is the second book in a brand new series called “Real Life”. Each book in this series will be dealing with new characters and important teen issues. Also you don’t have to read the books in order because each book has new characters and new problems. The only thing that is the common bond in each book is a magical book that appears to offer advise to the person who needs it.

This magical book reminds me of the pair of pants from Sisterhood of the Travelling pants. Remember that? So instead of pants its a book.

In Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble, Nancy Rue tackles the taboo subject of abuse. For some reason I think its still pretty much taboo only because I find we are a society that is telling girls/women etc to come forward but in the same instant we don’t want to help them. Does this make sense?

The main character in Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble, is a fifteen year old girl named Bryn. On the outside Bryn is dating the perfect popular guy, Preston. He is pretty good and coming off as the good guy but in a blink of an eye he turns into a controlling and abusive jerk.

Reading this I felt bad for Bryn and wished I could give her the strength to be strong and tell someone. Thankfully it takes a car accident for it all to come out. Will Bryn suffer the consquences now?

I found this book to be an addictive read and managed to read this in one setting because I had to find out what was happening next.

I think this would be the perfect book to share with a teen.

Check back next week when I review the first book in this series.

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One thought on “(Review & Tour) Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble First Wild Card Tour

  1. Laura Fabiani says:

    The title was different enough to catch my attention. I’m glad you found it hard to put down and enjoyed it. Regarding abuse, I think parents must take a more active role and empower their daughters.

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