I’ve made friends with a lady who has surprised me by writing a Young Adult fiction book, and it is really good! (That part did not surprise me.)
The book is Roped, by DiAne Gates. You can find it on Amazon, here.
I read it for her at the very last minute before the work went to the publisher, and I have to say, it is quite good, and a great “rodeo” kind of book aimed at teen girls. Although it has hatred, crime, and public school involved, I think it represents all of those in a realistic and yet not blatant or grizzly way. I appreciated that about it.
It basically is a story about trying to win a contest and facing many obstacles along the way, but Mrs. Gates manages to make it an entertaining and attractive story at the same time. I liked it!
I would recommend it for and gift it to any young girl I knew. Hope you give it a try. That link again.
2 thoughts on “My Friend’s New Book!”
I understand young adult fiction is a big market. I hope she sells lots of copies.
I think she will do well. And I suppose YA fiction is always in flux, that age group needing even their reading material to make a statement about their “coolness” or lack thereof. However, this book really is good, as in moral and with a couple of lessons about hope and courage built in. I was happy to see it, although I’m not a huge lover of fiction, most of the time. 🙂
Thanks for stopping and commenting, Dorothy! Always great to hear from you!