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A Simple Song

Melody Carlson
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A Simple Song
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A Simple Song

Melody Carlson
Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father's health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents' wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?

Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?

- Publisher

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About "A Simple Song"

Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father's health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents' wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?

Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Some of her popular multi-volume series include Diary of a Teenage Girl and True Colours.

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4 stars By Margot, Feb 06 2014
This is the sort of book they should make into a movie! It is the story of Katrina Yoder, an Amish girl with a gift for singing, who ventures into the English world to enter a  TV talent contest to win enough money so her Dad can have surgery to relieve chronic debilitating back pain. I guess it could have been called 'predictable' or 'been done before,' but I found it interesting, most enjoyable, and an all-round feel good read. Katrina was a bit lost in the big wide world, and it was great to see it through her eyes. The contrast between Katrina and Englisch contestant Breezy was clear, although I was pleased to see Katrina's light changing the darkness around her, rather than the other way around, which so often happens. I especially loved Aunt Alma, who took modern life in her stride and even managed to get the mobile phone working! This is a lovely story, which I recommend to all.
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  • Catalogue Code 380091
  • Product Code 9781441241702
  • ISBN 1441241701
  • EAN 9781441241702
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Youth
  • Sub-Category Fiction/novels
  • Publisher Revell
  • Publication Date Jun 2013
  • Sales Rank #72012
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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