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Becoming Nikki by Ashley Elliott
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2015-reads, received-for-review, on-my-kindle, homeschool-author, no-romance, kindle-unlimited

Age Appropriate For: All Ages
Best for Ages: 13 - 18

I really wasn’t expecting much when I got this book. It sounded cutesy and a bit juvenile from the back cover. I was prepared for so-so writing and a plot that was predictable. What I ended up with was a unique story that was well written and left me cheering for both the story and the author.
While many young authors have published books, few have the talent that Elliott displayed in this story. Her writing is strong, personal, and engaging. I have rarely read a début author that is so young, yet has mastered so many valuable skills as an author. I look forward to seeing many more great books in Elliott’s future.

The story was so delightful. It is not often in the romance saturated market that you find a book that is purely about a brother-sister relationship. Alec and Nikki both have struggles, and they have drifted apart, despite the fact they are an ice dancing team. The struggles that they both face felt very real, as did how they dealt with them.

This book is a contemporary book complete with people texting and using slang, and that made the book feel realistic. However, while it did feel like it was about real kids in today’s culture, it never got crude, and faith and good morals played heavily into the story. There was a little talk of boyfriend/girlfriend relationships, but it was mainly about why it isn’t a good idea when you are too young to date.

There are few books that I have enjoyed reading more this year. It was a pure delight and joy to read, and I highly recommend this for those who like books about sibling relationships, clean fiction, and contemporary stories.

I received this book from author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.
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Reading Progress

March 17, 2015 – Started Reading
March 17, 2015 – Shelved
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-reads
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: received-for-review
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: on-my-kindle
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: homeschool-author
March 22, 2015 – Finished Reading
March 23, 2015 – Shelved as: no-romance
February 8, 2020 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited

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Morgan So glad you liked it! Isn't it amazing? (I have the distinct honor of being a friend of the author. I should actually see her tonight.)

Sarah Tell her that I really, really liked it!

Morgan I will!

Ashley Elliott Aww, you guys are so sweet. : D Glad you liked it, Sarah! I can't wait to hear what you think!

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