(Review & Tour) Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book 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!

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Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book

Zondervan (April 16, 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.

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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714842
ISBN-13: 978-0310714842

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I want to thank Pam from Zondervan for sending me this book. I really enjoyed reading this one and Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble. I am looking forward to reading the upcoming books in this series.

The next book in the series is scheduled to be released in September 2010.

I just want to say that you don’t have to read these books in order because the only thing that is the same in each book is the book of Real Life that appears when the main character needs some guidance. Now with the being said for some reason I am s serial reader and I know that the books are in a series I tend to read them in order. Anyone else like that?

I really enjoyed reading Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book alot. The storyline was real and believable and I think its one that I think teens could relate to.

Jessie is your typical fifteen year old girl who thinks she has a normal life unlike that of her friends who she thinks has weird lives. Her two best friends Chelsea and Marcus now very little about her because Jessie doesn’t tell them the whole truth about herself. (They don’t know that she is in a special class, or anything about her mother’s mental state etc)

The reason that Jessie thinks that Chelsea and Marcus’s lives are weird is because Chelsea’s parents have been married for 20 years and they sit down for dinner every night as a family, they eat weird food (green beans a la mode). As for Marcus his family takes a two week summer vacation together every year staying in hotels and eating out. I guess when you don’t experience this you think everything is weird. Her normal is not everyone elses normal.

When I began to read Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book I could tell right away that Jessie’s life was far from normal that she seemed to think it was. Chelsea suffers from ADHD and her mother also has some mental issues. Her mother goes through periods of being in bed for days at end and then other days where she is obbessed with cleaning the house and basically going as far as using a toothbrush to clean with.

Chelsea has no idea who her father is because her mother never really said anything about him. As you can tell her father has never been in the picture until one day a man (lou) calls her saying he is her father and wants to see her. She is unsure at first and basically has to wait until her mother is in one of her not in bed stages to question her.

What will happen when Chelsea finally meets her dad? Will seeing Lou bring what Jessie thinks her normal life is to a halt and make her re-evoluate her life? Will Lou’s appearance be the breaking point in her mothers life or will it cause her to go off the deep end?

Hmm curious to know well then you will have to pick up this great book/

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