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Fool’s Gold by Melody Carlson
February 13, 2010, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Fiction review, Navpress Review

Fool's Gold by Melody CarlsonMy review

Melody Carlson is one of the BEST fiction authors for teen girls, I’ve read a couple dozen books by her and they never cease to be great!

This is the first book I’ve read in the TrueColors series, and it’s the 6th in the series. Although it might seem like an odd place to start the series, these books don’t have to be read in any particular order.
Hannah Anderson, a young MK (missionary kid) from Papua New Guinea, is visiting her extremely fashionable cousin and family in the states. What seems like an innocent teen thing to do, shopping, turns into a major stumbling block for her. Whatever she seems to purchase needs to have something else it need to complete the “look”. And although she’s spending more money than she ever though was possible ($300 for a pair of jeans?) it never seems to be good enough for the people around her. As she’s falling more and more into debt (eek!) she comes to realize that all the clothes she’s purchasing are never going to fill the empty space in her heart. It’s only Fool’s Gold after all.

I, at first, shied away from these books. It thought they might be a little too “Edgy” for me. Many of them include topics like a friend’s suicide, cutting, teen drinking and similar issues. Well, i am hooked on these books, this is not going to be the last book I’m reading in this series!!

Thanks to Navpress for providing this book for me to review!

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