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Living Consequences (Urban Christian) [Paperback]

By Brittney Holmes (Author)
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In this compelling debut novel, several students, each dealing with their own problems, provide their perspective on high school life, including Nevaeh, a straight-A student who finds her relationship with her boyfriend of three years--and her faith--sorely tested by the pressures of sexual intimacy. Original.

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Nevaeh is a straight-A student with a near-perfect boyfriend...until their relationship faces a real test. Her best friend, Shimone, is pregnant at eighteen. And Sierra Monroe has spent years finding comfort in all the wrong places. But each girl will find that only God's love and forgiveness can carry her through the hard times.

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Studio: Urban Books
Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   0.63 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2007
Publisher   Urban Books
Series  Urban Christian  
ISBN  1893196925  
ISBN13  9781893196926  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brittney Holmes is currently a straight-A student in the gifted program at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she lives with her parents and younger sister. This is her first novel.

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A Good Read  May 24, 2008
Nevaeh & Ronald, Shimone & Marques, Sierra & Corey... Three young couples share good times and, with God's help, work through the bad times.
A commitment to abstain from sex until marriage is tested. A choice to have sex results in pregnancy, and now two teenagers, who are nowhere near ready for the responsibility, are going to be parents. And promiscuity leads to a diagnosis no one would want.
I started reading this book last night, and I couldn't wait to finish it today. There was something that happened in the story that I thought was highly unlikely, but the characters are believable, and the issue of teen sex is tackled in a realistic way. I was proud of Nevaeh, entertained by Shimone and felt for Sierra from the beginning to the end. I rooted for Ronald as he worked through his issue, was so glad Marques took responsibility for his actions, and just plain liked Corey.
Living Consequences is a good read, and there are important messages for young people and adults in this story.
You go girl!  Dec 28, 2007
A Letter to My Sisters: The Way Out
Congratulation on your first book. It deals with real issues that teenagers must face. These characters have a good support system in their peers and their parents. It is good to see young people with ideals and goals that are reachable. Brittney shows some of the temptations teens are often faced with, and gives them viable solutions. The media today wants to portray our young people as sensuous, lusting and sex starved. That is not true. There are many well balanced, intelligent, future movers and shakers of society being formed.
Great Read!  Sep 29, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters and the relationship the characters had with God. Not expending the depth that the story line plunged into, I was really caught up with the reading and finished the book in two days! Every chance I had to read, I took full advantage and completed with great satisfaction.
(RAW Rating: 4.5) - What Christian Fiction should be...  Aug 3, 2007
Brittney Holmes' debut title LIVING CONSEQUENCES covers the lives of several teenagers and the situations they find themselves trying to navigate. Neveah Madison is an honor student focused on doing well in school, but she is also committed to remain a virgin until marriage. She has the normal ups and downs of a teenager, but she is covered by her faith in God and upbringing. Even though her boyfriend has promised to also remain a virgin, he begins to pressure her to take their relationship further and they must both deal with the repercussions.

Meanwhile, Shimone and Sierra have problems of their own. Shimone is Neveah's best friend and believes in monogamous relationships, but she's unsure of how her boyfriend is going to react when he finds out about her pregnancy. He's known around school for his inability to remain faithful. As for Sierra, she has no qualms with her various sexual activities and seems to reach out to boys to provide her the love missing from her relationship with her father. They all must make some very hard decisions, ones which will impact their lives forever.

Though only sixteen when this story was written, Holmes has done a wonderful job of outlining the problems and insecurities teenagers are faced with in their young lives and how one's faith helps make any situation better. The book also demonstrates how one must deal with the consequences of all decisions made and learn from them. What I really loved about LIVING CONSEQUENCES is the realness of the story. I related as an adult and know younger readers will also, because I could easily recall my teenage years and similar trials. The characters were well-developed and endearing. And, the story itself is uplifting, in that the families supported each other and strongly relied on God's guidance to get through things.

LIVING CONSEQUENCES comes highly recommended and has been one of my favorite reads for the year. I would encourage every family with teenage children or those who are educators (in or outside their churches), to read this book and discuss it with our youth.

Reviewed by Tee C. Royal
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
The Young and The Blessed...(4.5 stars) YA  May 17, 2007
Living Consequences by Brittney Holmes is a wonderful debut novel written by a sixteen year-old. From page one, I found myself caught up in the life of Nevaeh Madison, a seventeen year-old virgin, with every intention of remaining one. Nevaeh tries to live by bible teachings and has made a pact with Ronald, her boyfriend of three years, to not have sex until married. Her best friend, Shimone, has no problems with sex outside of marriage, though she believes in sexual exclusivity within a relationship. When Shimone finds herself pregnant, her biggest concern is will her mother kill her and will her boyfriend, Marques, the campus `playa', remain by her side. Sierra Monroe is a motherless girl whose father's only interest seems to be earning money. Sierra does not know God, so she spends her time trying to find love and acceptance in the arms of any guy interested. These young people have adult decisions to make and they all learn that faith and prayer have answers and solutions.

Ms. Holmes does an amazing job of showing how young people struggle with choices and how dire the consequences can be if the wrong choices are made. Especially wonderful is how she deals with Christian youth. Her portraits are so realistic. The young people are interested in the same things all young people find appealing. The difference is in how they use faith and prayer to deal with the problems that befall them. I loved reading the passages when the families and friends prayed with and for each other. This is one of the most realistic portrayals I have read of young people struggling with what the world expects and what they know to be right. This is a recommended book for anyone interested in what is happening in the minds and hearts of today's youth or to parents concerned with what their young people are reading. Brittney Holmes offers a wonderful solution.

Angelia Menchan
APOOO Book Club

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