Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OYMG by Amy Fellner Dominy

 Publication Date: May 10, 2011
 Summary from Goodreads:

Jewish girl. Christian camp. Holy moly.

Ellie Taylor loves nothing better than a good argument. So when she gets accepted to the Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts summer camp, she's sure that if she wins the final tournament, it'll be her ticket to a scholarship to the best speech school in the country. Unfortunately, the competition at CSSPA is hot-literally. His name is Devon and, whether she likes it or not, being near him makes her sizzle. Luckily she's confident enough to take on the challenge-until she begins to suspect that the private scholarship's benefactor has negative feelings toward Jews. Will hiding her true identity and heritage be worth a shot at her dream? 

My Two Cents:

Ellie is the type of character that is confident and very head strong. She knows what she wants and she goes after it. Having that kind of attitude all her life she thought that was all she needed to do in order to secure a scholarship at the best speech school in the country. Boy was she wrong! Ellie's family is very religious but she didn't want that to interfere with her dreams. So she goes to this Christian speech camp hoping to do well enough in their competition in order to win a spot at the best speech school in country.
Eventually she finds out that the woman in charge of giving these out is biast against Jewish people. She also happens to be the grandmother to the very hot Devon.

OYMG is a story about being around people who accept who we are or trying to change ourselves to fit in. Ellie has to make that choice. We all want things in life but the question is how far will we go to get them. Ellie gets caught up in trying to win the scholarship and wanting to be with Devon and wanting his grandmother's approval. She doesn't realize that it all comes with a price.


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