Item description for MY BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (Pathway Collection) by Michelle Buckman...
Overview When Dixie catches the eye of lead guitarist Vince Evans, she thinks that it is love at first sight and that there is nothing she wants more than to be his girl, but she quickly realizes that his act does not end on the stage.
Publishers Description Where do you turn when fun becomes trouble?Hanging out with Heather and Tammy, the most popular girls in school, has changed Dixie's life. Every weekend is filled with shopping trips, pizza, and parties. But no escapade compares to the night the three of them sneak out to see a hot new band. When Dixie catches the eye of lead guitarist Vince Evans, she's in heaven. He's so suave, so good-looking and mysterious, that none of the boys at school begins to measure up to him. Dixie thinks it's love at first sight, and there's nothing she wants more than to be Vince's girl, no matter what it takes--until his nice-guy facade slips away and she realizes his act doesn't end on the stage.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 29, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Series Pathway Collection
ISBN 1600060838 ISBN13 9781600060830
Availability 0 units.
More About Michelle Buckman
Michelle Buckman loves writing fiction that rethinks life. She lives with her husband and five children near the Carolina coast, where she enjoys spending her free time walking the long stretches of sandy beaches. She shares news and welcomes comments from readers through her website at www.MichelleBuckman.com. The Death Panels is her fifth novel.
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Loved This Book Feb 13, 2008
Dixie was just a normal teenage girl who had her life all figured out. Have fun, shop, skip homework whenever possible, and spend all her free time hanging out with her best friends Heather and Tammy. Then she meets Vince Evans, lead guitarist in a hot new band. Dixie falls hards. She is a romantic, believing in love at first sight, and she wants Vince.But how high a price will she have to pay to be his girl, and does he really love her as much as she loves him?
Michelle Buckman is a terrific writer, and her teen books are serious, intriguing, with fascinating characters. My Beautiful Disaster, teaches a very important lesson, without being preachy. I passed my copy on to my niece, with instructions to read it. She reported that she had a waiting list of friends who wanted to read it next. I wish every teenage girl I know could read this book, it's that good. This one is strongly recommended.
Deep wisdom and insight into today's teen culture... Jan 14, 2008
I love it when books are enjoyable to read, but I love it even more when, during the reading, you learn a little something about yourself, about life, and about others. In "My Beautiful Disaster", Michelle Buckman has created a character that literally leaps out of the pages and into your heart.
I guarantee...you won't be the same after reading this book.
Mothers and daughters alike should read this amazing series. After reading Dixie's story, I realized just how easy it is for me to be like the members of Dixie's former church. I realized just how much I don't know about girls in Dixie's position, and just how easy it is to go from good girl to wounded with just one casually made decision.
I love that Michelle let's us inside Dixie's head. We get a front seat as Dixie works through the steps that lead her to where she ends up. The mental talking to and convincing she goes through reveal a lot about the inner workings of today's teen girls.
It isn't enough to preach to them and try to convince them of God's truth...we must understand them as well. And books like "My Beautiful Disaster" are excellent tools to bridging the gap between knowing and believing.
Not only is this a wonderful book for moms, youth leaders, and anyone who works with teens and preteens to read, but it would be a wonderful gift for your teen aged daughter, niece, granddaughter or friend. I only caution you on this...if the maturity level or age level is below 16, pray about it and read it first.
Michelle's books are real, gritty, and don't hide from life's toughest questions. The Pathway Collection is blazing a new trail in Teen-Lit, and I for one think it's about time we got real with our girls, and using these books will help our girls get real about God.
My Beautiful Disaster" reveals to teens that they are rough cut jewels...because all of our girls and guys need to know they are precious jewels in God's crown...just needing a few rough edges smoothed out. And pray that they all let God do the smoothing...because the world can leave them feeling jagged and torn.
fascinating teen character study Nov 21, 2007
Having been outside enviously looking at the in crowd, Dixie Chambers feels she has made it when she gets to join the popular kids and attend the best parties. Life has never been better for Dixie until she meets rock and roll singer Vince Evans. She vows to do whatever it takes to make him her boyfriend even if it does not feel right.
However, once he gets what he wants from her, he ignores her. When Dixie learns she is pregnant, Vince could not care at all as that is her foolish problem. Feeling all alone and afraid to tell her parents, Dixie blames God for her current mess. Although she realizes that Vince and her new pals will not be there for her; her former best friend who she dumped would stand by her as a BFF does and so will the Lord if she embraces him.
The Pathway teen tale (see Maggie Come Lately; not reviewed) is a fascinating character study starring a young girl who just wanted to be in, but faces the complex issue of pregnancy. Michelle Buckman makes her case that even in the darkest moment faith in God helps an individual confront their demons. This is a well written inspirational young adult tale that will have readers think about their choices while giving hope even if the selection turns out wrong.