Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review: Bible Girl & The Bad Boy by EC Stilson

By M. J. Joachim
Updated 11/13/15

Based on a true story, love letters written years into a full-bloom relationship never seemed so real. Bible Girl & The Bad Boy is a story of a developing relationship, which captures the mind and heart. It is a story of teenage woes, love at first sight and forging through the years capable of making or breaking that love. 

Not everyone who falls in love at seventeen can use their bragging rights like Stilson. She’s taken the journey every step of the way; several years later, she’s got some battle wounds to show for it, but she’s still standing, and she’s still in love with the man who stole her heart.

The actual format is written like a story, not letters to her husband. The premise is a biographical tale, woven with various scenes of excitement and drama, enough to make real life better than fiction any day. It also makes me eager to read Stilson’s follow-up book, to find out what happened next. Her books are in essence, biographical stories sharing her life with the world. Hey, as long as it’s good, right?

Stilson’s stories are good. She’s lived a hard life, but doesn’t get on her soapbox or play to the soap opera scenario in Bible Girl & The Bad Boy. Instead, she tells it like it is, going back in time as if it were yesterday. This is quite simply, her life shared in the pages of her story, and it’s a book well worth reading, because she’s lived quite an intriguing life, one many of us can relate to on some level.

Perhaps we never carved the same path – wouldn’t dream of it, in fact, but it’s easy to relate to how she felt and the decisions she made back then. It’s easy to remember how mean kids can be in high school and how parents don’t quite have what it takes to understand us. There isn’t a kid in the world who hasn’t faced and tried to overcome these same dilemmas in high school, in my opinion.

Bible Girl & The Bad Boy will be added to my Recommended Reading list. It’s an easy to read story that is written very well.

Best of Monday to all,

M. J.

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