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Review by Kayla: Flirting with Disaster


May 21, 2013 by Jen Cudmore

Title & Author: Flirting with Disaster (London Confidential, book 4) by Sandra Byrd

Short Summary: Fifteen year old Savannah Smith is an advice columnist for her school. She helps a shop that helps single moms. She gets baptized at her new church and then tested. She likes a boy named Tommy. Savannah likes to be called Savvy.

What I liked about the story: Just when things start to fall into place, disaster strikes. You never expect what happens next.

What I liked about the writing: The book takes place in London, England, so Savvy uses British phrases. There are lots of details to describe things.

Submitted by: Kayla, age 10

From the official website:

Where British fashion, friendships, and guys collide, and where an all-American girl learns to love life and live out her faith.

In a shocking turn of events, all writers for the Wexburg Academy Times will cast their votes for next year’s editor – and it looks like Savvy’s vote will be the tie breaker! She must choose between a nasty-girl-turned-nice, with a sudden interest in letting Savvy get what she wants, and the prickly Hazelle, who promises nothing at all. Savvy then finds herself wrapped up in a new, seemingly innocent but potentially dangerous activity. It’s all at risk in this book: her position on the paper, the boy she likes, the ministry she wants to go well. At a critical moment, Savvy must figure out how to rely on God rather than luck and to overcome temptation before it is too late.


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