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Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston
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Read from August 16 to December 01, 2011

Great book. I think all teens need to read this book and it's even good for adults to read too. frist reviewed here http://belovedgraceful-carissasbooksh...

Title: Roadside Assistance
Author: Melody Carlson
Series: no
Chapters: 21
Pages: 278
Genre: Christian teen fiction
Rating: 5 stars
Emily Curtis feels like she’s lost everything including her faith. She has recently lost her mother to cancer. She and her father have to sell everything including the car she was rebuilding to move in with her aunt and uncle. Emily feels that she doesn’t fit in with her cousin Whitney, that they are just too different.
It’s when she meets Alexander (Zander) Stewart the boy next door and fellow motor head that things start looking up. Zander’s faith is strong; Emily’s has gone past hanging by a thread. Even though she’s falling for him she doesn’t want to lose his friendship. Then Emily goes and does something that cause’s her to lose Zander’s friendship, and she’s tested even more with her faith is shaken even more.
Will Emily reconnect with God? Will she rekindle the close relationship she once had? Will hers and Zander’s friendship mend and will they become more than friends?
My favorite scene in the book is when Zander shows up for their “date” in Emily’s dream car. I thought it was cute that he went out of his way to find her dream card. When I was a teenage I would have that. Zander is a strong Christian who truly loves Emily for who she is, and doesn’t want to change her.
Even though this is a book for teenage girls any teenager guy or girl will enjoy reading Emily and Zander’s story. Adults would even enjoy this book. With her love of cars Emily is not your typical teenage girl.
All Christians can relate to having a time when their own faith was hanging by a thread. I could relate to what Emily was going through in the since that when I lost my grandpa as a sophomore in high school I felt like I had lost my faith, but thinks to a good friend like Zander and others praying for me I ran back to my Heavenly Father’s arms.
Roadside Assistance is a book for everybody. Amy Clipston’s Amish novels are great, but she also speaks to teens with this book. I hope she writes more teen fiction books in the future.
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Quotes Carissa Liked

Amy Clipston
“My heart was breaking in response to his silence.”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Amy Clipston
“I Know an easier way to fix though,

Oh Yeah? I am all ears, because it's giving me a fit.

Trade it for a chevy”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Amy Clipston
“Chevy Girl”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Amy Clipston
“I'm sorry he did that to you, but you can't let him hold you back from someone who cares for you.”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Amy Clipston
“I knew that feeling of euphoria brought on by an attentive, cute guy could be very misleading.”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance

Amy Clipston
“You know it’s not very ladylike to play with engines. Boys tend to like girls who dress and act like girls.”
Amy Clipston, Roadside Assistance


Reading Progress

09/01/2011 page 20
9.0%
11/02/2011 page 117
52.0% "I plan to finish it this weekend,and I plan on having a book review up soon"
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Ty She wrote a second book called Destination Unknown. I guess it would be considered a sequel. It follows Whitney, Emily is no where to be seen. She moved out after living there for eighteen months.


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