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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Choice by Robert Whitlow

The Choice is about a popular cheerleader by the name of Sandy Lincoln.  Sandy appears to have everything, but then she ends up getting pregnant and everything changes.  Everyone has a different opinion about how she should handle her situation.  Sandy chooses to keep the baby and move to Atlanta where she can stay with her aunt and attend an alternative school. This book is written in two parts, the first part telling Sandy's story as she deals with an unwanted teen pregnancy, adapting to life in Atlanta and the second part picks up after Sandy and her children are grown.

This is the first time I had read a book by Robert Whitlow, I have since read two more of his books.    He is a  master at character development.  He is able to bring the characters in his books alive and The Choice is no different.  His portrayal of Sandy is perfect. As a reader, you get to witness Sandy grow and mature as she deals with a serious issue that faces too many teenagers in our society. The second part of the book is equally well written.  He weaves the characters lives together in such a creative way. I was pulled into the story of Sandy's children and her life as an adult. Robert Whitlow was able to not only tell the story of a young mother and the choices she chooses to make, but he effectively incorporated mystery and suspense into the book that made the book impossible to put down.  I would highly recommend this book.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Whitlow's work and hope to find even more of his work to read.

I was given a free copy of this book compliments of the BookSneeze program from Thomas Nelson publishing.  I was not required to give a positive review of this book.

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! Having been thru this myself -- I can totally relate!! Sounds like a wonderful book!!