Thursday, March 25, 2010

Asking For Trouble by Sandra Byrd

Asking for Trouble (London Confidential)image Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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.


Asking For Trouble is a fun and fast read about friendship and faith. While being the first book of the London Confidential Series it also stands alone to make for a great book for 12 to 15 year old teen girls.

I enjoyed the realistic characters of Savvy Smith and her family and the troubles she encounters in her new life in London. While being a fun and easy read, it is also a book with a spiritual message woven through out the story line that teen girls will be easily able to relate to.

I think that Asking For Trouble could have had a "heavier" message, however I am pleased with it for what it is and the fact that it does not contain material I would not want girls to read. So I give it 4 stars and recommend it as an encouraging book for younger teen girls.

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This review copy was provided courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers.

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