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Life Just Got Real by Sadie Robertson
Sixteen-year-old A.J. restores cars with her dad and loves hanging out with her brothers. Kate dresses in fashions from her mother's boutique and jets around the world with her father. When A.J. transfers to Kate's school, mutual animosity develops---until summer camp, when they bond over a shared faith. But what will this mean back at school?
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Sixteen-year-old A.J. Smith, born and raised in backwoods Tennessee, loves nothing more than repairing broken cars with her father and hanging out with her brothers and their friends. Not far away in the busy city of Nashville, Kate Kelly is always dressed in the latest fashion, wearing clothes from her mother’s boutique and jetting around the world with her father.
When A.J. starts going to the school Kate attends, they instantly dislike each other. But as the year progresses, Kate’s brother Val is drawn to A.J., and when prom comes around, he asks her to be his date—much to his sister’s displeasure. But Kate has bigger things to think about, including the reality show Real Life. Everyone says the show is her chance to make it big. But then the producers decide to bring A.J. into the show.
As the producers of Real Life try to stir up the drama, Kate’s idea of the perfect prom spins out of control. When Kate’s life goes disastrously wrong, it is A.J. who steps up to help—no questions asked. A friendship between the two girls just might grow—but only if they both live original and stay true to whom God made them to be.
In Life Just Got Real Sadie Robertson inspires teens to find the value God has placed inside us all and to live with confidence and purpose in a very complicated world.
Sadie embodies the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Robertson family and has carried her philosophy into multiple business ventures including her own phone app, SADIE, a prom dress line with Sherri Hill, school supplies for DaySpring, jewelry and home goods with Glory Haus, and a fashion line with Wild Blue Denim. She has also partnered with Roma Boots and worked alongside them in their mission to "give poverty the boot" and spends time every year traveling the world serving those in need with One Squad, a group of young people that Sadie created with Help One Now, that seeks to engage her generation in social justice by caring for children and orphans around the world.
A bestselling author, Sadie is currently working on the follow up to her New York Times bestselling book, Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values, which, along with her newest books, Life Just Got Real and Live Original Devotional are available at retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit LiveOriginal.com.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Jewel Involving RelationshipsAugust 5, 2016VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Sadie Robertson in her new book Life Just Got Real published by Howard Books takes us into the lives of A.J. Stewart and Kate Kelly.
From the back cover: When things go wrong, its reality TVs right
Sixteen-year-old A.J. Stewart, born and raised in backwoods Tennessee, loves nothing more than repairing broken cars with her father and hanging out with her brothers and their friends. Not far away in the busy city of Nashville, Kate Kelly is always dressed in the latest fashion, wearing clothes from her mothers boutique and jetting around the world with her father.
When A.J. starts going to the school Kate attends, they instantly dislike each other. But as the year progresses, Kates brother Val is drawn to A.J., and when prom comes around, he asks her to be his datemuch to his sisters displeasure.
The following summer at camp, the two girls continue their dislike of each other, until a surprising moment of openness when A.J. shares her faith with Kate. As their bond grows, they discover that they share an inner resolve to live life as God intended, and to live it in their own individual and original ways.
Get ready for a fun romantic read with a Cinderella flavor. I think Ms. Robertson has given us a jewel involving relationships. A.J cares nothing about appearance, status, guys or the prom. Kate cares too much about all of these. They start out as frenemies, but when Kates dad decides A.J. is an integral part of a teen reality show he hopes to promote, the girls have to find a way to coexist. This is complicated by all things teenangst, gossip, jealousy and insecurity, but when Kates brother, who has never shown interest in a girl, starts dating A.J. things really get interesting. Ms. Robertson does an excellent job in giving A. J. and Kate real life and we find ourselves caring for them and rooting for them the whole length of the book. Life Just Got Real is a wonderful, sweet story with real depth that will keep you flipping pages. I liked this book, recommend it and am looking forward to more from Ms. Robertson.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.