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Bethany House Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl

Every summer thirteen-year-old Meg returns to the berry fields of her grandparents' Oregon farm. But this year everything is different. Back home, her mother is remarried with a new baby on the way, and Meg isn't sure where she fits in anymore. And now the comfortable familiarity of the farm has changed, too. There's a new girl, Tia, whose father has been hired to run the farm--a job Meg had hoped her army colonel dad would take over when he retires.

During this season of growth, Meg faces the challenges of figuring out what life, family, and friendship are all about. And like the vines in her grandfather's fields, Meg strives to be a strong branch that bears sweet, plentiful fruit. Recommended for ages 10 to 14.

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Customer Reviews for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
Review 1 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 26, 2008
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Francesc
i totally loved this book. I loved the whole prospect, the way that Chris is entered in the story and in the girl's life. i can't wait to get the 2scnd book.
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Review 2 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:October 27, 2008
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Jill Williamson
Island Girl by Sandra Byrd is a sweet story about a girls search for herself. Meg spends every summer on her grandparents berry farm. This year many things have changed. Her mother is remarried with a new baby on the way and a new family lives on the farm. Tias father has been hired to run the farm since Grandpa is getting too old and Megs dad isnt around to help. Meg worried that Tia has replaced her.Meg finds a plaque that belonged to her father as a boy and memorizes the verse inscribed on it: Galatians 5: 22-23a. For the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Meg vows to make choices in her life that bears good fruit. She befriends Tia and the two start a summer business together selling berries and smoothies. Many problems come their way, but Meg continually reminds herself of the fruit of the spirit, determined to make choices that bear sweet, plentiful fruit.I enjoyed this story of a girl trying to enjoy her summer vacation, working hard at a summer job, but fearing the future. A big choice lay ahead as to where Meg will live? Will she go back to her mom and the new baby? Or will she stay with her dad and help on the berry farm? Besides this tough decision, Meg faces everyday decisions about whether or not to take a comment too hard, whether or not to be jealous of Tia, whether or not to work with Tia or run on the cross country team with cute Charlie Richards. Meg faces each dilemma in a believable manner and doesnt always do the right thing. I loved her for it. Her honesty was a delight to read. I highly recommend this book to girls looking for a fun, sweet story.
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Review 3 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:October 4, 2008
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Kirsty Pearce
I really liked this book. Like all of Sandra's books, it makes everyday life interesting, and stesses the importance of growing good fruit. I liked Tia, and Pablo was so cute, always asking for licorice every time he saw Meg. The Quince sounded amazing, it would be so cool to have one. I really liked the smoothie ideas; cold berries in yogurt with chocolate; Yum! Just reading it got me drooling!
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Review 4 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 29, 2008
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Cana
This is my favorite book! I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down.
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Review 5 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 25, 2007
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Elisabeth
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down and can't wait to get my hands(or in this case my eyes) on the next one in the series. I appreciated Meg's efforts to bear fruit because I am also focusing on bearing fruit and continuing to grow in my spiritual walk with the Lord. I found this book to be a big encouragement. Thank you so much, Sandra!
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Review 6 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 28, 2006
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Lauren
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I loved the way the author made everyday life sound exciting!
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Review 7 for Friends for a Season Series #1: Island Girl
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:April 22, 2005
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Sarah
Island Girl is a very encouraging book that enlightens readers with valuable messages about God and His love. It also emphasizes the importance of friendship and a person's faith in God during all times. I highly recommend this book!!!!
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