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Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge

(Aubrey Christian Academy #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Dear Lord,
I need Your help and sooner would be better than later. Wouldn't you know it, just as soon as I decide to attempt the 5-Day Bible Study Challenge, my parents start heaping on loads of pressure to get me into Julliard. My friend Amy isn’t any better, urging me to ask Luke Ryan to homecoming. As if the cute, transfer jock would actually go out with me. I mean, we’r
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Published March 6th 2015 by Pelican Ventures Book Group - Watershed Books
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
{Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! You’re reading the last one of this quarter's! :) }

About this book:

“Dear Lord,
I need Your help and sooner would be better than later. Wouldn't you know it, just as soon as I decide to attempt the 5-Day Bible Study Challenge, my parents start heaping on loads of pressure to get me into Julliard. My friend Amy isn’t any better, urging
Cindy Green
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
GOOD NEWS! Luke's Book is coming this Christmas!!

Hey Readers! I hope you will enjoy Andrea's story. This is Book 1 in the Aubrey Christian Academy Series. Here is a little bit about my main characters Andrea & Luke.

Andrea considers herself to be the least interesting of her group of friends. In her mind, she isn’t smart like Amy or artistic like Angie or beautiful and popular like Alisha. She sees herself as that girl with the plain brown hair, size nine feet, and who doesn’t participate much in
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was asked to read and review this book, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I read the synopsis on it, it didn’t really seem like something I would read, but in the end, it was much better than I thought it was going to be.

Andrea is a 16 year old girl in a Christian Academy. She plays the piano, likes to read, and diligently keeps up with her Bible Challenge. When Andrea starts to realize that Luke Ryan, the new, cute guy from California, has an interest in being more than friends, she
Megan Besing
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan’s Thoughts:

The main reason I tried this story is because the excerpt on Amazon made me laugh—which is a big achievement. So I downloaded the novel with no real expectations other than I hoped it would be good enough to finish.

Long story short: It was!!!

Swept up into Andrea’s life, I laughed at a teenage girl’s humor (even though she doesn’t realize she’s funny), cringed at random daily life in high school, and shared sympathy as she struggles out of her comfort zone.

I totally loved the bu
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
First I want to thanks the author for providing me an ebook copy in an exchange for an honest review.

This was soo good, fun, and such an easy read. I laughed which I love to do and I'm so glad I had the chance to read this book.

The books is told from the POV of Andrea a 16 years-old girl. This girl, even though she's insecure and dislike changes, is funny, a little stubborn but a good girl. She's always trying to do the right thing, and one thing I really liked about her is that she accepted he
Princess Emilia
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone in their teens
Recommended to Princess Emilia by: Cindy K. Green
To be perfectly honest, I didn't think I would like this book very much, only because I'm more of a historical fiction type of girl. But I decided to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! I loved how the characters were so different. They each represented the different types of your "basic high schoolers" and I liked that! What I really loved about it was that it was so relatable. Reading this book was almost like reading my own diary (especially all the awkward moments). One thing that really s ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any girl/teen ages 13 and up!
I was sent this book to review by the author, Cindy K. Green. This is my own personal opinion.

For anyone that's been following me for any length of time, knows that I'm pretty picky when it comes to books...And to e-books! As a matter of fact, I'm not a big fan of e-books....But this book pleasantly surprised me! This YA/Contemporary/Christian book is about a girl named Andrea. Right now, her life isn't exactly going as planned and she's super stressed out. In the midst of her chaotic life, she
Boundless Book Reviews
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely fell in love with Andrea. She reminds me so much of me. I was just like her when I was in school and even still now in some aspects. This book was an easy read and one that I think any young girl would love. I mean, I'm 25 and I really enjoyed it and so what does that say ;) I was so wrapped up in the story that I was able to sit down and read it in one sitting. I think this book and possibly future books have a great chance of
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun little read. I blasted through it in a few hours and it held my attention all the way through. I liked the author's style of writing and related to the main character's neuroses. I really enjoyed Andrea's inner dialogue.

I would recommend this book more for the teenage readers as it was pretty predictable for someone like me with a little more distance between my current age and the world of highschool, but that said, within the first few pages I was immediately swept right back t
Whitney Anderson
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Andrea and the five day challenge" by Cindy K.Green is a must read for all young adult readers. The author really lets you feel like you are right there by your characters side and feel what they feel and get emotional with them as their problems and experiences unfold. And also adding Andrea doing the 5 day challenge while going through all of that emotional turmoil really completed the book. The protagonist, Andrea, helped by the A-Company will steal your hearts as they did mine. I highly rec ...more
Marianne Evans
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think what I enjoyed most about Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge is that she reminds me of me when I was a teen—quirky but hopeful. Andrea’s life is a roller coaster, overwhelming at times—but she paves her way through challenges and doubts by leaning on her friends, her faith and a wonderful young man who sweeps into her life. With humor and heart, Cindy K Green puts right in the middle of Andrea’s world, which is a treat. I love finding great YA books like this one that are geared toward Chris ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this YA book told in Andrea's point of view. I can relate as I grew up this way also. This is my first read by this author and I found it amazing. I highly recommend this book to teens. I was given this book for an honest review.
Ashley Ludwig
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr
perfect YA beach read for summer, Cindy Green still has her touch as an author to weave character, plot, and message with heart. sweet story. great new series for young readers. high school setting, longing for things that are, things that could be only to discover what truly matters.
Rebekah Millet
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a delightful YA contemporary book. Andrea's wishy-washy angst and the close bond with her friends was like traveling back to high school. It's so nice to see YA Christian fiction.
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overdrive-ebook
Overall, I liked this one, cute quick read :). I'd like to read a sequel to find out what happens next...
Camila Arias
Jul 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
I read this book between July 8th and July 11th, 2019 and gave it one star. This is a Christian book, and even though I am not a Christian nor I'll ever be one, I have come across my fair share of Christian books, and sadly I haven't had the best experience with them lately. I hoped that this novel would change that for me since the "challenge" element is always fun, and since I enjoy reading about plots that develop over a short time. 

This is a quick read and not one that requires too much thin
Gata Leitora / Cat reader
Andrea is starting that complicated phase of adolescence in which one already has some definitions of what wants for life and begins to reject others. She is now god-fearing, extremely obedient to her parents, and loyal to her friends. But her friend Amy is urging her to invite rookie Luke to Homecoming banquet at the Christian school where she studies and her parents do not want her to get involved with any boy, just devote herself to her piano studies and recital.

Luke is a true Prince Charming
I didn't realise this was "Christian" fiction when I requested it at NetGalley, but it wasn't too OTT in that regard which was nice. Although I kind of missed what Andrea's five day challenge actually WAS because I pretty much skimmed over her letters to god, oops. But yeah it wasn't overly religious, just a couple of mentions of bible study etc... and then she and Luke "read the bible" after homecoming which I'm wondering is that a weird new euphemism or did they legit read the bible?

Anyway, I
Andrea and the 5 day Challenge
: Cindy K Green

This is a YA Christian fiction. Andrea Jamison is almost 17 years old, a piano protegee and very sheltered. When she begins experiencing normal teenage emotions she freaks out.

From the daily life I see of teens and tweens, her behavior is more on a middle school level than high school.

It is a clean early romance that doesn't over preach, but little reminders are thrown in to let the listener know.

The narration was well done. The characters were well
Mercy Diaz
I really like how this book showed christianity. I have a hard time actually going to God for my 'small's problems, even though it is encouraged. This book had Andrea praying/journaling to God about her problems. Even boy problems. The reason I didn't give this book five stars is because, I wish there would have been a little plot resolve. Along with the fact that the parent pressure wasn't a bigger part of the story. I felt like that was one of the key plots, but the author didn't focus on it m ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i read this book to fulfil the goal read a book with pop, sugar, or challenge in the title. i'm not sure what is with me and christian fiction. i'm not drawn too it. i should be. my faith is the most important thing in my life. right next to my family, but i just find the characters to be shallow, the circumstances contrived. the whole thing had a sunday school feel to it. that shouldn't be a bad thing, but it just kindof bores me. still a good bathtub read.
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went into this knowing nothing about this author or much about the book itself when I checked it out through Overdrive. However I really ended up enjoying this book. I liked the cast of characters and how they interacted. I also liked the fact that the author gave the characters some depth and back story! Will be looking for more of these books 📚
Elise Abram
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced and Entertaining

When Andrea promises to complete a 5-day bible study and journal, she isn’t sure if she will be successful or how it will affect her life. But as the week wears on, she faces a number of seemingly insurmountable challenges, most of them concerning school and her crush on new guy Luke Ryan, not to mention Luke’s crush on her. Then there’s the piano recital and the potential to be scouted for Julliard. To make matters worse, mean girl Stephanie is also interested in Luke
Anne Campbell
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful YA novel, the first I have read by Cindy K Green, and I am definitely impressed! Now I realize I'm somewhat past my teen years, but if I were a teen I would love this book. Oh, might as well admit it--I'm not that young but I still loved it.

Andrea Jamison is the typical awkward-feeling teen girl. Sixteen going fast on seventeen, she's pretty sure she's the ugliest girl in school, not to mention a dweeb of the most awfully boring life imaginable. She's not in the popular set-
MaryAnn Dennis
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book at first, but it ended up getting my attention. It dove me back into some of my high school memories and "crushes." It is a "fairy tale" romance complete with the too-good-to-be-true Prince Charming that she falls in love with. The ending was a little too predictable, but a happy one. Maybe it has been too long since I have been a teenager, but her emotions seemed to be ridiculously all over the place - which is probably all too normal! On ...more
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Andrea tells her story from a teen girl's perspective- everyone in the world is more smart, pretty, funny, . A new boy comes to the school and actually finds Andrea all those things she could not see in herself. Her friends keep assuring her that Luke really is interested in her. Realistic scenarios play out with skirting the rules and interaction with her parents who are against her dating until she is 18, and want her to focus on getting into Julliard. As soon as she starts her 5 day Bible ...more
InD'tale Magazine
"Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge" is an adorable story that rings true in its portrayal of the emotional turmoil befalling teenagers.

Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
**I received a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads**

This was a cute book. I like that the main character is shy and messes things up, as any normal teenager does. I'm looking forward to reading the follow up (Luke's story).
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, christian, romance
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Cindy K. Green has worked as a middle school history & English teacher, a frozen yogurt server and a golf magazine employee. Today she's a multi-published, award-winning author of Inspirational & Sweet fiction, a mother, a wife, and a homeschooler too. This native Californian now resides in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and two cats named Chloe & Kassey. Visit her website www.cindykgr ...more

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