Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I want to tell you about some awesome fiction Barbour is now doing for young teen girls.

It's often difficult for tweens and teens to make the right choices. The Scenarios series is written especially for girls faced with difficult decisions and lots of peer pressure. Lessons of right and wrong are put to the test in this brand-new series, where readers can test their decision-making abilities in an eye-opening, but safe, way. Each book follows a character up to the point where she has to make an important, life-changing decision--then it's the reader's turn to choose. This smart series both teaches and entertains--a sure winner for kids and parents!
Truth or Dare
Lindsay Martin is faced with a tough choice: Does she give in to peer pressure and make her friends happy or does she do what she knows is right--even if it means losing her friends forever?

All That Glitters
Drew Daniels finally has what she thought she wanted--popularity and a cute boyfriend. But now she's faced with choosing between pleasing her boyfriend and doing what's right.

The stories build to a moment of truth, a moral dilemma that forces the reader to choose between right and wrong and face the consequences. Each book includes a contract and prayer to remind the reader of the importance of making godly decisions.

For the chance to share both of these first two books in the Scenarios series with a tween in your life, post a comment including your email address. Drawing will be Monday, August 10.

Learn more about the author, Nicole O'Dell, here at her blog or at www.scenariosforgirls.com.


Erica Vetsch said...

What a great idea. I'm currently teaching the teenagers at our church during Sunday School and we're working through how to make wise decisions. Very timely for me.

ericavetsch AT charter DOT net

Rachel Overton said...

I'd love to have these books. Our youth group is mostly younger girls right now--my 14-yr-old is the oldest there. These would be great to share with them.

wordscapes AT embarqmail DOT com

The Write Life said...

I'm so glad there's a new option for reading for the tweens out there! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for my youngest daughter.


Pepper Basham said...

This is wonderful! I'm going to suggest these to our youth minister and the church librarian.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i think this is the coolest idea to hit fiction in a long time. hearkens back to my choose-your-own-adventure days. i always secretly jumped ahead to make sure i didn't die, but it was just such a cool concept. wtg, barbour.

Renee said...

I have a cousin who is 16 and I'm sure she'd love to read these. There aren't too many "good" choices for girls to read these days! They look good to me too and I'm 23! Please enter me!


Lauralee Bliss said...

This is wonderful! Now we need good s/f to reach those guys. :) At least that's what my son loves to read.

Becky said...

Yes, they do reflect the my choose-your-own-adventure books.

Lauralee, why do so many mothers want boy's fiction, but publishers have such a hard time selling it? :)

Lauralee Bliss said...

How I wish I knew, Becky. There's got to be a magic formula somewhere. :)
But my son absolutely loved Donita's Dragonspell series. In fact, I got him another book in the series for his upcoming 19th birthday (he'll get the last one for Christmas). He requested it.

Must be a way of marketing them somehow to reach the teen guys -
except most of the boys these days would rather be on their x boxes. :(

Cara Putman said...

These look so great. I've been intrigued about them. And they sound perfect for girls like my oldest daughter and her friends. They're in that 9-11 age range.

Cara Putman said...

These look so great. I've been intrigued about them. And they sound perfect for girls like my oldest daughter and her friends. They're in that 9-11 age range.

Valerie Comer said...

I have nieces in this age range and would love to share these books with them!
valerie AT valeriecomer DOT com

Tina M. Russo said...

Win or not this is awesome news. The hardest part of parenting is letting your kids be kids and not growing up too fast. Yet in a crazy world this is so difficult.

Thanks for sharing about these books.

Becky said...

Rachel won something! LOL
And since Pepper came in second, I decided to send books to her too. Feeling generous today.