Monday, September 1, 2014

Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson

Grace UnpluggedGrace Unplugged by Melody Carlson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary
Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?

Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

My Review
I had mixed feelings about Grace Unplugged. There were many things that I liked, but there were also some things that I found annoying, and the good just didn't completely out weigh the bad considering the good didn't come until like the last 45-50 pages.

This book had been on my TBR list for a while, and when I finally got it and started to read it, I was kind of disappointed that I didn't find the main character completely likeable. I loved how into her music she was, and I could understand how she felt the way she did. I didn't love how completely rebellious she was and the way she handled some situations. I just thought that it wasn't necessary.

Some of the situations in this book were unpleasant and I didn't fully enjoy a lot of it (a lot of drinking, etc.), finding them kind of, well, annoying. I also felt that she needed to learn to stick up for herself.

My favorite character was actually Quentin. He was pretty much amazing, with an amazing faith in God, and I really liked his eventual role in the book!

I loved the last 45-50 pages though! I loved how everything ended and it the ending was completely awesome, and I loved the overall messages in this book! Could Grace find herself again - her faith, her family, God?

Favorite Quote
"As Grace sang those powerful lyrics, she knew she was singing truth - every single word in this sweet song was absolutely true - God never let go. Despite all her mistakes and confusion and floundering, He had never let go of her. And she never wanted to let go of Him again either." - Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.


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