Review: Asking For Trouble - Book #1 London Confidential - Sandra Byrd - April 2010
First off , if you are looking for a clean teen read then Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd is the book for you or your child. Even though this book was found in the teenage section and the main character is about 13-14 years old. Due to the content, it can be read by girls aged 9-12 years. The other thing that drew me to this book was the author Sandra Byrd as I have read a few of her adult Christian contemporary romance stories and they have been enjoyable , so when I saw she had written one for a younger audience I decided to give it a go and loved it. Asking for Trouble is definitely a sweet story and in places if you have ever been an outcast at school or started a new one and trying to fit in, then you will feel what Savvy aka Savannah Smith is feeling. Her family have just moved from the States to London and her family are finding it hard to make new friends as life is so different across the ocean. Savvy has always loved writing , so when she sees a job going at the school newspaper she embellishes her CV and applies - she gets a interview but when they discover her lack of experience she becomes the delivery girl. Throughout the book, there are bits of scripture verses and prayers , so if you aren't keen on the Christian side of things this book won't be for you. The title Asking for Trouble comes from a newspaper column idea that Savvy has which I loved as I have always thought it would be an awesome idea and job to answer these type of advice questions.
If you want a sweet, clean tween read , then Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd is the book for you.