Chloe Miller is a Christian teenager with her own band, Resurrection. When the band generates interest with a recording company, the path toward fame and a broader ministry turns rocky. Will the three band members and best friends be able to discern their allies from those who only want a share of the limelight? Will their concerned parents try to sabotage their recording contract? And what about the minister in town who thinks their music dishonors the Gospel? The teens struggle through pitfalls and pratfalls, requiring them to grow in Christian love, courage and forgiveness, even as they dream of SOLD OUT (3) concerts. Melody Carlson's second installment in her Diaries of a Teenage Girl series gives readers an engaging speaker in Chloe, an adolescent on the road to maturity. Recommended for parents and teens looking for positive ways to handle relationships between peers, siblings and—shudder—authority figures. (Jun., 300 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson