What would YOU do if you had to make a life altering decision? Would you stand your ground and choose a path that follows your belief? Or would you give in to peer pressure to avoid rejection? With this 2 in 1 book you are given the opportunity to do just that. In Magna, Molly and her friends have just started high school and want to get a job so they can afford new, cooler, more high school clothes. When they apply at the coolest clothing store at the mall, Molly is the only one that's hired. It's not long before everyone, including the most popular girls in school want Molly to use her discount for them and to sneak them coupons. Then her friends want her to help them steal clothes from the store . . . what will Molly do? Will she stand up for her beliefs and tell them no, risking their friendship? Or will she say yes and steal from her work? You decide and discover the life-changing consequences that come with the choice.
In Making Waves, Kate's always loved to swim and this year she's decided to try out for the swim team. When Kate's team members introduce her to Red Dragon, an energy drink, she discovers a new found energy and the ability to break records swimming. But what will Kate do when her swim friends offer her speed for her race? Will she say no . . . or will she say yes in order to win her race? You decide the outcome and see what consequences come with the decision that you choose.
This is a great book for young girls that uses realistic scenarios to show situations they may be confronted with peers and consequences of wrong decisions and rewards of better decisions. I foresee many young girls reading this and having opportunity to choose ahead of time what decision they would make if found in a similar situation. It could very well save many young girls from future heartache as well as show them, if they have already made some bad decisions, God can show them how to turn things around if they will turn to Him and receive His help. An excellent series!
In each situation, the teens face tough decisions that test their faith, their common sense, and their loyalty to their friends. The stories in Risky Business share great messages in following your gut instinct, and readers will love getting to see the story play out from both angles.
There are two different stories in this book. Even better than that, there are different endings that the reader can choose. Depending on the action you choose for the character to take, the consequences/endings vary. What a great way to teach without preaching!
In the first story, Molly becomes a hotshot employee, working her way up to an assistant manager in training. Not bad for a highschool student. However, she has to choose between being a great employee and being well-liked by the popular girls.
In the second story, Kate is a great swimmer. She is so great that she could get a scholarship. Does she have what is takes to be the cream of the crop? She worries that she will fall short. Her teammates offer up a sure way to excel, but it is illegal.
What will these girls do? Both are normal teens. These situations are realistic. This is such a good book! I am going to keep it for my daughter to read in a few years. Stories like these just do not go out of style.