Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer--getting her driver's license, a job, and more--and she can't wait to dive in. But her ill mother has plans of her own: to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can help her.
Turns out a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, Shannon's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. Will these plans come crashing down around her too? Or can she really make the jump into a whole new way of life?
Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another surprising story of worlds--and families--colliding
Talk about culture shock. When sixteen-year-old Shannon and her sick mother arrive at her new-found relatives’ homes, Shannon has to adjust to much more than she’d expected.
This is a sweet story featuring an admirable young woman. For a girl of sixteen, Shannon shows a great deal of maturity, but that can be the result of caring for an ill loved one. Her Amish boyfriend is a surprisingly typical young man, full of angst at the decisions he has to make.
My Amish Boyfriend is perfect for pre-teens and teens, but this grandmother enjoyed it, too. The tension between the two cultures rang true, as did the characters. Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors, and this book is a fine example of her writing skill.