Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the Attitude Girl Book Review and Giveaway (Book review)


the Attitude girl by Mila Bernadkin

About The Author:
"In her debut novel, a winner of 8 literary awards, Ludmila "Mila" Bernadkin draws on her experience as a teacher, mother and advanced graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature to identify with the tremulous world of confusing emotions and mixed messages of "maturity" today's teens live in as they feel their way through the process of becoming young adults.

Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, a beautiful resort city on the Black Sea, Bernadkin emigrated from the former Soviet Union and came to the United States in 1977. She graduated from the Brest Music College with a BA-equivalent degree in theory of music and music literature, and accepted a teaching position at a children's music school. After moving to the States, she became a Senior Programmer-Analyst, working at several of the largest financial institutions in New York City. However, medical reasons forced her early retirement, which turned out to be a blessing as she realized her life-long dream of becoming an award-winning published writer.

Bernadkin, who loves to travel, listen to music and read, now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter, a graduate student working on her masters." 



About the Attitude girl:
"Jam packed with emotional conflict, trials and tribulations, romance, and humor, The Attitude Girl follows outspoken, materialistic 17-year-old Vicky on her rocky road to becoming an adult as she struggles with bullying, financial setbacks, idealism, loss and forgiveness along the way. Her attitude is her rock! Author Ludmila "Mila" Bernadkin draws on her experience as a teacher, mother and advanced graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature to create this compelling, award-winning story, which identifies with the tremulous world of confusing emotions and mixed messages of "maturity" today's teens live in as they feel their way through the process of becoming young adults."


Our Opinion: the Attitude Girl is a book I think everyone young girl should read. Not only is it great for older teens, but even for young girls going into their teen years. I think it helps to show what may lie ahead and a little bit to expect growing through these years. My daughter is only 9 years old but already experiences some of the situations in a young girls life that is hard. I want her to be prepared and have the best outcome she can out of any situation and I think the Attitude Girl helps to put things into perspective.


One of my lucky readers will win their very own paperbook copy of the Attitude Girl.





a Rafflecopter giveaway




5 comments:

  1. This would be for me, then my daughter, then donated :)

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  2. For me. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete

Somewhere over the rainbow my dang shoe fell off!!

Giveaways are only open to the USA unless otherwise stated.