Sandra Byrd is one of my favorite authors. I like the advice she gives in Asking for Trouble. I really like how Savvy Smith (the main character) deals with the troubles she is faced with and how she asks God for advice about what to do. I really enjoyed Asking for Trouble, and I can't wait to read the second London Confidential, Through Thick and Thin :)
Im a teenager living in the real world. Some days are good, some days I just dont talk about, and sometimes hilarious things happen to me. Asking for Trouble is my favorite kind of book; a slice of what COULD be my life. Sandras writing keeps me curious, laughing, and thinking about the choices I make every day.
Compared to other chapter books, I think Asking for Trouble is the best one ever, because Savvy likes a lot of activities, but she really wanted to write in the newspaper. Savvy lied when she talked about writing for a newspaper, saying that she wrote for a newspaper before, and that she had a whole lot of experience, but she really didn't. She thought that telling the truth to Jack would be a bad idea because she really wanted to write for the newspaper. I know how Savvy feels, because I feel that if I tell the truth about something, it will make me get punished, but sometimes I don't, and even if I do, telling the truth is right. I also like the story because you get to talk about the story and you get to make predictions and inferences of what's going to happen.I like when Savvy's friend called her fortune cookie :). That's what I like about Asking for Trouble. If someone were to ask if they should read this book I would say yes so that they can learn what happens to Savvy and the newspaper. I think that kids who like to write would be interested in this book.
I so enjoyed Sandra's let them eat cake series and when I heard about the new series (London Confidential) I had to read them - even though I am a few years older than the whole YA thing... (um... old enough that its not polite to ask) The new series are really fun books and its hard to put them down. I read "Asking for Trouble" on Thursday and the next (Thick & Thin) on Friday! Characters are well written and Savvy goes through what most teens do... Trying to find her 'look' and friendship and learning to look for Gods path instead of relying on her own. Great series! Also, I am now wishing for a trip to London and some shopping!
My 14-year-old daughter is an avid reader. If she's not interesting in a story line, she won't finish the book but move onto a more engaging one. She has loved Sandra Byrd's books in the past, so when I heard about her new series, I had to get them! I bought the first two books, "Asking for Trouble" and "Through Thick & Thin" for my daughter for her birthday. She devoured them! I couldn't get her to stop reading at night and go to bed as she just couldn't wait to read what happened next. I know we'll be buying the next in the series as soon as they come out!My daughter's personal feedback is: "When I started reading the book "Asking For Trouble" I was captivated. The way Sandra wrote the book kept me wondering what was happening next. This book made me want to visit London for myself. I understood Savvy's problems and agreed with some of the characters, which kept me interested throughout it all. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is a tween/teen girl."