Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge by Cindy K. Green. I was asked to read and review this book, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I read the synopsis on it, it didn’t really seem like something I would read, but in the end, it was much better than I thought it was going to be.
Andrea is a 16 year old girl in a Christian Academy. She plays the piano, likes to read, and diligently keeps up with her Bible Challenge. When Andrea starts to realize that Luke Ryan, the new, cute guy from California, has an interest in being more than friends, she kind of freaks out. Andrea doesn’t believe that there is anyway a popular guy, like Luke, would have any interest in her. When she finally starts to accept their relationship, more things come up, and she’s just doesn’t know what to do. With Luke, her piano recital, and homecoming right around the corner, Andrea doesn’t know if she can handle all that’s on her plate.
Like I said before, this book was better than I thought it would be. I wasn’t actually a huge fan of Andrea, though. I didn’t like that she was always down on herself, thinking that no one would ever like her. There were some parts in the book that I was just like, “For Gosh sakes Andrea, just let the boy love you!” Haha. Seriously though, at some points Andrea kind of got on my nerves. Luke, on the other hand, is AMAZING. He’s exactly the kind of girl everyone wants to have as their own, so when he starts to take an interest in Andrea, the main character, every girl reading this book went, “YES! Finally!” And every time Luke did something gentleman-like, I swooned. Haha. It’s true though, Luke is perfect. You will quickly fall in love with him when you read this book, and discover that sometimes life will throw stuff at you that may seem hard, but you just have to trust God in the same way Andrea did, and things will get better.
4 out of 5 stars.