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But when a new girl moves to town and discovers Gracie's Internet blog identity, Gracie is forced to discover God's purpose in belonging. She decides recruit three very different girls for her "Blog Team."
The Blog On fiction series from Faithgirlz! encourages girls to use the Internet to stay connected to life, each other, and God. Life online can be a minefield. Though it has potential dangers, it also has the ability to unite and connect kids with their friends and families in powerful new ways. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Faithgirlz! Blog On
Gracie prefers blogging anonymously about her high school classmates to befriending themand she likes being an outsider just fine, thanks. But when a new student discovers Gracie's identity, she's forced to make a decision. Will she choose belongingand a wonderful new friendor will she keep her distance?
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Childrens Book 2015 and multiple Moms Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Childrens Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Childrens Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
Dandi Daley Mackall, author of numerous books, creates an honest and realistic tale in the first book of her Blog On series. Grace Notes explores the issues of popularity, worry, friendships, and personal appearance that pre-teen girls will understand and appreciate.
This book focuses on Grace and her ownership of a webpage on the Internet called Thats What You Think! Grace may feel invisible in the real world, but she finds her voice on the web. Through it she is able to use her gift of writing to portray her thoughts on life without giving away her true identity. Then, Graces virtual world falls apart when she receives an e-mail from someone who threatens to blow her cover. By the end of the story, Grace learns an important lesson about love and the body of Christ.
Although the writing is not classic literature material, Mackall will hold her readers attention with well-developed characters who are both lovable and realistic. Pre-teen girls will see themselves in Grace, and other readers will learn the importance of fellowship along with these characters.
Grace Notes portrays the life of an average America teen with a personal story. It reveals what goes on inside a normal girls head. The tale is somehow familiar, but that is exactly why Mackalls readers will enjoy it. The book will teach girls who may feel like Grace a significant lesson and get them hooked on the Blog On series along the way. Amy Nickerson, Christian Book Previews.com
Sofia Marie4 Stars Out Of 5Good light readDecember 20, 2016Sofia MarieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Typical Gracie: "Gracie trudged into Big Lake High alone, imagining that she was as invisible as the humid air that pressed in on her from all sides. Inside, the halls buzzed. ... Gracie took out her recording notebook, leaned against her locker, and observed."
Gracie has always been invisible. She doesn't really belong anywhere either. But that's okay. She has her website, where she is free to open up and share her insights. Anonymously. Exactly how she likes it. But then someone figures out it's her, and she has to do something before everyone knows. Because then... then nothing will be the same.
Gracie likes to observe people and notice different body language signs that betray what someone really thinks or feels. However, people are harder to deal with in-person. Gracie has to learn to open and ask for forgiveness. She learns that it is good to belong somewhere and NEED people.
"Grace Notes" is a pretty good and light read. It also contains some truths about God, though not many.
"Grace Notes" is the first in the Faithgirlz/Blog On! series. The later ones are "Love, Annie," "Just Jazz," "Storm Rising," "Grace Under Pressure," "Upsetting Annie," "Jazz Off-Key," and "Storm Warning."