Lyn Reviews Author Melody Carlson’s Grace Unplugged & Giveaway
Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have read other books by Melody Carlson but this is the first time I read one that was written for Young Adults or the New Adult. The story is timeless–small town girl goes to Hollywood- or at least Los Angeles to become a singing star.
What sets Grace Unplugged apart is the great writing and deftly drawn characters. Also I liked the realistic situations that Gracie Trey, daughter of the one hit wonder, Johnnie Trey, finds herself in.
The book has been made into a movie which debuts October 4, 2013.
I’d recommend this book to any young person and their parents. It would provide a great jumping off point for parents and teens to discuss their conflict over the teen preparing to sail off into the adult world.
In my own series “The Women of Ivy Manor,” (four generations of women amid the tapestry of the 20th century) I found that every mother tried to prepare her daughter to save her from the struggles the mother had. But in each case, the mother couldn’t protect her child from life.
We all wish to wrap our children in cotton and keep them safe, but that’s not letting them become who they were meant to be and to face the challenges God has prepared to shape them.
To purchase, click here. Grace Unplugged: A Novel
I have a copy of this book to giveaway. Please leave a response. QUESTIONS: Did you feel like your parents prepared you for adult life? Do you think it’s possible for a parent to prepare a child for the future? If so, how?–Lyn
PS-Ola Norman won Ann Gabhart’s book and Karen Frisch won Jo Ann Brown’s book!