The Noah Confessions

The Noah Confessions

eBook - 2008
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At the age of 16, it's standard procedure for every girl at Lynnie Russo's posh Los Angeles prep school to get a car. So on her 16th birthday, Lynnie is startled when she opens the small gift box from her father--it doesn't contain the shiny new set of keys she was expecting. Instead she finds a worn-out bird charm bracelet. What can he be thinking? When she cuts school to go try surfing so as to have a special day, instead of grounding her, her father hands her a manuscript box and says, "Your mother wanted you to have this when it seemed you were losing perspective. I think now's the time."

Through "The Noah Confessions," Lynnie uncovers her family's secrets, loves, and tragedies, and comes to recognize that their past may not necessarily determine her future.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2008.
ISBN: 9780375891083
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.


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Dec 05, 2015

16 year old Lynnie Russo lives a life quite luxurious. She attends a private school and expects to receive a car for her 16th birthday. However, on that day, she is ashamed to confront her peers as she receives an ugly bracelet and heavy manuscript from her father. Throughout the next couple of days, she discovers many secrets from her family’s past and gains a deeper appreciation for her parents’ hardships and everything that she has.
Overall, I found this to be a decent book, especially as a past time read. The storyline, although confusing at times, is very exciting and creates a lot of suspense at times. The manuscript which is majority of the book is very entertaining and written with a very genuine voice.
Despite the protagonist, Lynnie, sounding spoiled many times, I appreciate the genuine and realistic character that she is portrayed as. During many instances, Lynnie’s decisions even annoyed me, but it was very interesting to observe how she is changing and the end result of her personality.
Some of the themes in this novel are that being brave can be being yourself and to discover your story, while keeping certain things private, instead of keeping secrets. Another aspect of the story that I like is that it portrays the messier parts of life and does not wrap up the ending with “and then, they lived happily ever after”. It also shows that it is okay if everything does not unfold in the most desirable way because there are chances for you to improve in the future.

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