“TRADING SECRETS” By Melody Carlson (Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review)

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You are in for a treat. When a young adult book completely entrances me, an avid adult reader of advanced fiction, you know you have a winner.

This book is engrossing, different, real, entertaining, and fun. I would hand it to any friend – young or old – with complete confidence. Carlson handles the Amish dilemmas of life quite well, letting it speak for itself – neither appluading it, idolizing it, looking at it with rose-colored glasses, or trashing it.

In the meantime, she weaves an adorable story about two older teens — I don’t want to give it away, but I would recommend this one. If you give books for gifts, this would be perfect for a teenage girl.

Have YOU ever seen a handsome Amish man? (there’s one in this book.)

PS The English girl’s father has some weak ideas of God, but it’s not the books focus, nor does it take away from the book.

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