Title: The Wishing Pearl
Series: A Diamond Estates Novel
Number in series: 1
Author: Nicole O' Dell
Genre: Young Adult Christian fiction
Plot: Sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield has lived a lonely and hard life since her Dad passed away nine years ago. Olivia tries to fill that void by going to parties with friends.
When Olivia's best friend dies Olivia starts doubt they way she has been living her life. Olivia decides to move to The Diamond Estates, a group home for troubled girls. Can Olivia find a way to feel the void in her life?
What I liked about this book: This book reminded me in some ways like a Jenny B. Jones novel.
This book showed that you may not realize that someone could be really be hurting and looking for answers.
What I didn't like about this book: There is nothing I can think of.
My rating: 2 . 5
NOTE: This book deals with mature topics, like substance abuse and rape. For that reason I wouldn't recommend this book for those under the age of fifteen.