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Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble Nancy N. Rue

Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble By Nancy N. Rue

Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy N. Rue


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SeriesReal Life

Summary

Nancy Rue tackles tough real-life issues in Boyfriends, Burritos and and Ocean of Trouble (paperback fiction). Bryn O'Connor has always enjoyed drama, but she encounters the wrong kind when she is forced to confront the fallout of her boyfriend's abuse. As Bryn tries to recover, she is helped by her surfer grandma and an unusual book.

Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble Summary

Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy N. Rue

In this YA contemporary novel from bestselling author Nancy Rue, the issues of abuse and its emotional effects are explored as Bryn O'Connor struggles to find her voice while many of her one-time friends doubt she's telling the truth and her ex-boyfriend won't let go of their past.

Bryn has learned to keep her mouth shut. But when a trip to the hospital following a car accident reveals bruises and injuries inflicted by her boyfriend days and months before, her biggest secret is unwillingly unleashed. And though a restraining order is meant to keep her safe from Preston, it seems nothing can protect her from her supposed friends, who refuse to believe Preston is capable of such violence and look to punish her for what happened to him. Making Bryn wonder if finally telling the truth only made things worse.

The stress and loneliness leaves Bryn feeling crazy-especially when it seems like the leather book she picked up at the hospital is reading her thoughts. It doesn't help that her visiting grandma, Mim, is convinced surfing lessons and homemade Mexican food will somehow help Bryn regain control and focus away from the bullying messages pinging her phone. Though when Preston breaks the restraining order yet again, and a trial date looms, it's clear the only way out of the tsunami that is her life is to charge in and take control of the waves around her.

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble:

  • uses a fictional setting to explore the real-life issues of abuse and quieted voices young women face
  • delves into the concepts of finding your voice, overcoming difficult circumstances, and working past feelings of self-blame
  • provides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstances
  • is the second book in the Real Life series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel

Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble Reviews

Romance goes terribly wrong in this second book in the author's Real Life series. Bryn, 15, is assaulted by her gorgeous boyfriend, Preston, and she tries to hide her bruises and deny her shame, until her father discovers the abuse and makes her press charges. The court hearing drags on, and Bryn just wants to make it all go away. Meanwhile, Preston threatens her, and his in-crowd friends call her a drama queen and send her ugly text messages. Bryn finds help from her cool grandmother, who teaches Bryn to surf wild waves, and also from Jesus, who speaks to her from a contemporary version of the Book of Luke. Will she ever trust a boy and fall in love again? Romance does return when Bryn gets close with Sean, a cool surfer, who supports her. Rue folds in quite a lot for one YA novel, but the abusive secrets will grab readers, and the dialogue is right on target. --- Hazel Rochman - Booklist * Booklist *
Romance goes terribly wrong in this second book in the author's Real Life series. Bryn, 15, is assaulted by her gorgeous boyfriend, Preston, and she tries to hide her bruises and deny her shame until her father discovers the abuse and makes her press charges. The court hearings drag on, and Bryn just wants to make it all go away. Meanwhile, Preston threatens her, and his in-crowd friends call her a drama queen and send her ugly text messages. Bryn finds help from her hip grandmother, who teaches Bryn to surf wild waves, and also from Jesus, who speaks to her from a contemporary version of the Book of Luke. Will she ever trust a boy and fall in love again? Romance does return when Bryn gets close with Sean, a cool surfer who supports her. Rue folds in quite a lot for one YA novel, but the secrets will grab readers, and the dialogue is right on target. ---- Hazel Rochman * Booklist *

About Nancy N. Rue

Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Additional information

GOR007909743
9780310714859
0310714850
Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy N. Rue
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Zondervan
2010-04-16
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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