Several bloggers wanted to appreciate someone very special in the blogging world and I was excited to be apart of this experience. So let's not waste time. Today we are talking about...
Kirsten Hubbard and her novel Like Mandarin.
It has changed lives, moved people, and today we are wanting to move and change the lives of many others. Here is they synopsis of the awesome:
In Like Mandarin, 14-year-old Grace Carpenter would give anything to be like 17-year-old Mandarin Ramey -- the bold, carefree wild girl of their small Wyoming town. Amazingly, almost everyone I've spoken to experienced that sort of longing as a teen -- a longing to be like someone else. A friend, a sister, a celebrity, an acquaintance, a cousin, a teacher or, as in Grace's case, a girl you thought had no idea you existed.
So here is my ode to Kirsten and her fabulous novel...
Alyssa Dowd. Long beautiful blonde locks, gorgeous complexion. Wonderful at everything. I was a senior in High School and was nominated for Homecoming Queen, a huge honor considering I had never thought to compare myself to the four others I stood next to. There stood Alyssa Dowd. She wasn't your typical snobby high school princess. She was beautiful, athletic, and kind (rare to have all three). I wanted to be her. I wanted to wear the crown, to have the looks, to have the boy of my choice. I doubt she ever knew. But it's true, I would have given anything to be like Alyssa Dowd when I was 17.
What about you?! Please check out Kirsten's blog and say hello. Also be sure to order a copy NOW you will not regret it... talk about changing your life.