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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Congrats Priscilla the Great - Best Books for Young Adults Nominee

Priscilla the Great Book 1

Book Blurb –

Did you ever want a blowtorch for a finger? Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn't hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family. Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, a mysterious organization with a mission of turning children into killing machines.


With an over protective father, Priscilla keeps a fairly low profile in her hometown of River Bend, PA.  About the biggest news in her 7th grade life is wondering when she will get her first kiss.  With her mom often traveling on business, she longs for girl time and maybe a discussion on all this hormone stuff.  At least she has her BFF Tai, the awkward science genius that she is.  Prissy doesn’t have the brains she has but she sure can stir up some heat once in a while.  As a matter of fact it’s becoming quite frequent and she really needs to find out why.  She runs to Tai with her secret of producing flames and hearing voices.  SNAP - her somewhat normal life bursts into action as she discovers she has secret powers.  With her older brother’s help, they confront mom and dad about the truth which comes with awesome responsibilities.

As a reader I like twists and turns that keep my attention and surprise my mind.  Priscilla the Great filled that role fully.  An incredible mix of young people’s drama and fast moving events keep this book rolling from start to finish.  And speaking of finish, Holy Hotdogs!  Don’t do that to me!!  Where is the next book??  Don’t worry……There are plenty more.  Check them out at:

~ Lauri Chandler
Rating - HOT

Disclaimer:  All opinions expressed are strictly my own based on my personal reading experience and in no way influenced by others.  I was not compensated for this review.
Book Details
Title:  Priscilla the Great Book 1
Author:  Sybil Nelson
Format:  e-book about 276 pages
Publisher:  WorldMaker Media (December 14, 2010)
Review Source:  Snagged a copy from Member Giveaways at LibraryThing

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