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Book Review: Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd (5 star review)

Asking for Trouble

written by Sandra Byrd
London Confidential, #1

266 pages // published in 2010 // Christian teen fiction


When her family moves to London, 15-year-old Savvy Smith has to make her way in a new school and a new country. She just knows the school newspaper is the right place for her, but she doesn't have the required experience, and the cute editor-in-chief isn't looking for someone to train. She has to come up with a way to prove herself and nab the one available position on the newspaper staff at Wexburg Academy. London Confidential is a new series where British fashion, friendships, and guys collide, and where an all-American girl learns to love life and live out her faith.

My Review

5 Star Rating

I love this book probably more than I expected. A teenage American girl has just made the move to England with her family. She's ready to embrace all new experiences and see where God points her in this new country that has fantastic accents and fashion. Her heart (and circumstances) are leading her to the school newspaper, even though there doesn't seem to be a place for her there.

What I like? The spiritual content makes for quality, godly fiction for teen girls to be reading. Savannah's faith fits right in to her lifestyle, it's perfect. What a role model she is for the girls reading this series! Savannah truly cares about when her family is going to find the right church to attend, and how each of her family members are transitioning in life; she's figuring out how to best spread “good cheer” at Christmastime, and she ponders about the type of ministry she'd like to participate in... I was blown away by how focused this girl is in various areas of her life. Plus, she's attempting to start a career in journalism? My, my.

What else do I like? Oh my goodness. The British phrases, combined with the good-hearted humor... it makes my heart happy while I read. The British stuff you can pick up from this story is gold.

It's clean teen fiction. You'll find no bad language or mature content here. Even tweens could enjoy it.

Just a story about an average-but-amazing sophomore high school girl attempting to fit in to “year eleven” with the students at her new British school.

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  1. Nice to know that there's some really good YA fiction being written for girls. Thanks for this enjoyable review.

  2. I don't often read YA fiction, but this sounds delightful. I am glad to know of it!

  3. I'll have to tell our daughter about this one!