Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's All About Us

Shelley Adina has written a young adult series about five good friends at the fictional Spencer Academy, an exclusive private boarding school. The official website describes the girls this way:

Lissa, Mac, Carly, Gillian and Shani—five fabulous girls from Spencer Academy, who spend their time traversing the rocky terrain of high school social climbing while staying true to their faith, and remaining besties to the end.

The first novel in the series, It's All About Us, gives us Lissa Mansfield's story. She is a transfer student to Spencer Academy in San Francisco from Southern California. Right away she's faced with some pretty tough issues: making friends, whether or not to be open about her Christianity, how to get into the "in" group like she was in her old school, and how far to go with her hot new boyfriend.

I think these books would be a great Christian alternative to the Clique, the Gossip Girls or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. The characters face probably many of the same issues, but they make different choices.

To learn more, please visit the official website:

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