Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dizzy Blonde by Anna Marie Kittrell

What the reviewers are saying:  

  • "And it is a well-written, fast-moving story that will leave the reader looking forward to the next book in the series. 
  • 'I highly recommend this book to all high school girls, as well as all mothers of teenagers.
  • She tells herself that she was only being good to not disappoint her parents - the people who seemed to turn their backs on her.” Lisa J. Lickel

My Review:  We return to the teenagers from Witcha'be and the halls of Redbend High School. Molly Bianca and Lenni are still friends, but Lenni's life is crumbling around her. Her parents are divorcing and she wants to break out of her goody-two-shoes persona.

She starts by chopping off her hair in the fashion of her favorite rock star, Dizzy. Everyone, including Lenni, is amazed at the resemblance. Then new make-up and a drastic choice of clothing style and she's created a new person.

Turning from her Christian friends, Lenni befriends Rayna. Lenni tries to help Rayna whose father has lost his job and is soon manipulated into a very bad and potentially dangerous situation.

While this books connects with age old high school problems dealing with friends, prom dates and clothes, the real message for this reader, and I hope the young adults who buy this book, are the dangers of the internet, bullying, and exploitation.

Ms Kittrell did an excellent job with this fast paced novel. She handled a very current and troubling situation involving children and teenagers. The intrigue and danger keeps the reader turning pages and the meaning of true friends and a relationship with God clearly shines through.

More about Anna:  Anna has written stories for as long as she can remember. She still has most of her tattered creations, leftovers she was unable to sell on the playground for a dime, written in childish handwriting on notebook paper, bound with too many staples. Her love of storytelling has grown throughout the years. She is thrilled to learn some people now believe her tales to be worth more than ten cents.


Anna Kittrell said...

Victoria, thank you so much for having me on today! I'm so glad you liked Dizzy Blonde, and hope readers enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Mary L. Ball said...

I enjoy Victoria Pitts-Caine's novels very much and recommend them.