Item description for Chopstick (Friend's for a Season) by Byrd Sandra & Sandra Byrd...
Friends For a Season Book 2 Thirteen-year-olds Paige and Kate find themselves competing for the same worship-music contest and the same $500 prize. Each girl is so sure she will win that each has already promised the prize money to a favorite worthy cause. Via the contest's Web site, Paige and Kate meet and begin a friendship that will make both girls examine their ideas about their faith and what worship really is. They realize that, like a single chopstick, the body of Christ cannot work well alone. Each girl decides to share a bit of her strongest gift with the other, thereby increasing the chances that one of them---but only one of them---will win.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2005
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764200216 ISBN13 9780764200212
Reviews - What do customers think about Chopstick (Friend's for a Season)?
Very good! Nov 29, 2006
I'm a fan of Sandra Byrd's books; they provide, for me, encouragement and a sense of identification with the characters--and entertainment to top it off! Chopsticks is a manifestation of these characteristics--the interesting plot, the dynamic characters, the warm message between the lines--it's both a satisfying and an enjoyable read.
Great book about friendship Aug 8, 2006
This is a fantastic book about true friendship, competition, helping others, and trying to do your best. It touches on young adult issues such as family difficulties, kids who are popular and kids who feel left out, and of course guys. You will enjoy reading this one!
Teens will enjoy! Sep 4, 2005
A 13-year-old experiences dilemmas just as adults do. Sandra Byrd, in her Friends for a Season novel Chopstick, introduces readers to Paige Winsome and Kate Kennedy who are no different from anyone else in the problem arena. The two girls meet because of a guitar and become friends.
Paige Winsome feels ignored by her sister, brother and parents. She's unsure of herself, has few friends but loves music and God. She just wants to be noticed for her talent. Kate Kennedy is the only child of a pastor and his wife. She loves God, is loved by her family, has plenty of friends and her voice is appreciated by all. But her family struggles financially and must take charity from others and then listen to the comments they make while giving.
Both Paige and Kate have musical talent and take joy in helping others. A singer-songwriter contest with a $400 prize could be the answer to each girl's particular problem. Paige believes she can get the attention and recognition she yearns for and Kate will be able to give to her favorite projects without asking for others to donate.
The issue occurs when the new friends discover they have both entered the contest. Only one girl can win. Will their friendship suffer as they compete? Will they each be willing to give of themselves and their talent to help the other? Will they understand the importance of God's children working together?
Armchair Interviews says that Chopstick is a great story with a powerful message of the love of and for God, the importance of friendship and the peace that comes from having faith that God will meet your needs. It is a message of doing what's right. This is a must read for young adults. The meaning of the title will delight readers.