This is a guest review, read and written by Sophia Marie, who blogs at Teens Live for Jesus. For a full bio and links to her personal sites, please progress to the end of the review.
Her debut novel close to being published and a great guy unmistakably liking her, Ellie Sweet should be happy. Doesn’t she have it all? But strained friendships, a complex relationship with her boyfriend, and the stresses of editing grip Ellie with uncertainty and fear. Will anyone like her book? Will she ever regain lost friendships? And will Chase follow through with his hints at forever?
The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet is an amazingly captivating story with writing that will make you hunger for more. However, I miss Ellie’s sarcasm from the first book, The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet. I am also disappointed about how the book lacks spiritual nourishment. It mentions church and prayer only a couple times throughout the story and not as something essentially real and moving. Ellie learns about humility, relationships, and forgiveness in this hard-to-put-down novel.
Guest Review Bonus: Other Books by the Author
The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet is the sequel to The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet. Another book of Stephanie Morrill’s is her novella Throwing Stones, which is free on her website. She also has a captivating trilogy: Me, Just Different; Out with the In Crowd; and So Over It.
About the Guest: Sophia Marie
Sofia Marie is a missionary kid, continuing to explore the expansive world of college. She loves running, reading, writing, and spending time with friends. One of her dreams is to become a high school teacher who is always there for her students. Sofia Marie’s blog, Teens Live for Jesus, includes devotions, quotes, discussions on music, and over 70 book reviews for Christian fiction and nonfiction.