Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sunflower Touches (DIY Dolls #1) by Cheryl Oblon

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Genre: Young Adult, family issues
  • File Size: 2142 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Synopsis: One more Brady Bunch joke, and I swear I will ugly cry in the corner! 
Dad took seven years after Mom died to find the right woman. My stepmom is nice. I have no complaints but one. Like Dad, she has three daughters. If math is your defect, that’s six teenage girls in one house. 
At least, we have a new house, but we also have a forced bonding project. It’s not a camping weekend—that’d be lame, but short. We have to share our craft and creative skills as a group to help each other with stuff. That’s what I get for offering to help with decorating this drab house. Even worse, it has to be recorded for the parents. 
Add that to school, boys, friends, and our own stuff…when am I supposed to have any fun? I’m glad Dad is happy, but the sister explosion was never in the plan. I’m the oldest. I’m hoping a stepmom will free me from being mini mom. Maybe I’ll find the freedom to pursue my art, spend time with some interesting guys, and enjoy what’s left of high school.

Review: I LOVED this book, and can't wait to read more in the series. It's definitely not the Brady Bunch, for sure. It's a more realistic look at two families blending, and six girls trying to find a way to get along.

One of the first differences that rears its head is how the families look at money. Chloe has no problem buying tablets and vanities for her new sisters, and making sure everyone had top quality hair products and feminine products. Cat is more frugal, and would be happy with the status quo.

The parents decide that the six girls should work together to decorate their home, reflecting each of their personalities--and that the entire process should be recorded. That shouldn't cause any problems, right?  LOL

Having raised three children, and survived, I found this author to have a truly authentic teen voice. I'm looking forward to learning more about this family in future books!

Rating: Four stars

About the author
Writer of YA…currently DIY Dolls contemp with intrigue and romance. She loves meeting readers, binge watching TV shows, wasting time watching YouTube, writing as much as possible, and making up stuff.
Cats over dogs. Chocolate over vanilla. Lime over lemon…gotta make decisions!

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