Boyfriends, Burritos, and an Ocean of Trouble

Today I’m going to review Boyfriends, Burritos, and an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy Rue. This month has been hectic and passing by extremely slowly. So, I’m going to try and post two more reviews before the 23rd (my birthday). Fingers crossed.
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Bryn O’Connor is in trouble. Her boyfriend Preston just crashed his friends’ car and now the bruises on he pit on her are in plain view for her father, the doctors, and police to see. She doesn’t want to tell who did it, but when they accuse her dad she tells the truth.
The last thing she wants is a long drawn out battle with her ex, but that’s exactly what her dad wants. When Mim, her grandmother, comes over to stay, she starts to take peace in surfing and this strange book that she accidentally took from the hospital. Now, even though nothing is any easier, she is getting stronger.
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First off, it’s fair to say that I’m a big fan of Nancy Rue. She puts things in a point of view tweens and teens can both understand. She also has a gift for allowing you to connect and feel a likeness with each character.
The book is in first person, which in most cases, makes it difficult to get into, but in this case, I think it enhances the reading experience.
It also shows girls that have been in an abusive relationship, that you can move on and get stronger from it.
There is one bad quality in this book. The RL book. Now, this book is magical, it changes pages on its own and it tells bible stories, but it doesn’t quote actual bible verses. I think the book would have been fine if it was a normal book that quoted bible and explained it.
This story, obviously, is Christian, and it is evident throughout. The whole story revolves around the faith, or lack of.
There’s a little romance in this story. Bryn starts to like Shaun despite her problem with Preston.
Overall, love this story and I love the first in this series. I think it’s perfect for a tween or teen going through problems, someone who just doesn’t believe in Jesus, or if you just want to read a really good teen fiction. I give it four point five out of five.

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