Friends of Choice (Wings from Ashes, 1)

Young Adult, General Fiction

By Linda Nelson

Publisher : Linda J Nelson

ABOUT Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson
Linda Nelson published her first YA romance in 2013. She is a self-published author who began her writing career in 2010 as just a Fantasy & YA Writer. Now it is all about the romance, a huge career change that took place in the past couple of years when she discovered RWA. Fantasy is  More...


New school, new friends, hot football captain and an invite to a Friday night party could spell disaster. Karla trusts anyone who will befriend her. This is just the way she is. But should she really be so trustful?

Karla moves from her rural childhood home to the bustling city unwillingly when her parents lose their home to foreclosure. She makes new friends almost immediately. After they invite her to a party so she can go out on a date with the football captain, she convinces her parents to let her sleep over her newly made friend's house, Carol. Maybe she is a bit too trusting of these new friends of hers. She begins to have second thoughts about going to this party at the last minute. Maybe she shouldn't have been so trusting?

I started writing Friends of Choice back in 2008. This was when my son and daughter were experiencing their own problems. They are both young adults themselves. Their problems kept escalating from the friendships they chose to keep. Friends who did not use good judgment. They would get drawn into the wrong crowd and have to deal with the consequences. I learned early on, how I had no control over who they chose to be friends with. I would have to stay in the background and just shake my head over their choices. Agonizing over all their problems gave me even more strength and desire to write Friends of Choice. My final desire was for the story to be a warning piece without sounding like I was preaching to the reader. I left the ending of the story line open for two reasons. Yes there will be a sequel and the other reason is to prompt the reader to ponder over what the outcome could really be for the characters in the story. Teens now a days, seem to act without thinking about consequences.

"While I read this book I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got into the story and into Karla's world right away and the story didn't let you go until it came to the end. There were some days I thought I would only read two or three chapters, but ended up reading five or six chapters instead, because I could not put the book down, it was such an interesting read. If you go to the Lulu Publishing wesite you will be able to find out how to purchase this book or to find out how your local school library or local public library could purchase this book as well. This book is for the range of readers from 13-21 years old. But I still found it a great read for anyone and everyone to enjoy. This book is hot, because it just got published this year, and it is hot off the presses! "

Mark (The United States)-- November 2010

"i loved this book, it really left me thinking you should chose friends carfully and a real friend woulden't do anything to hurt you karla paid a high price for picking the wrong friends i found myself wanting to go into the book to warn her. very well writen i felt like i was in the book the whole time and coulden't put it down."
Megan (The United States)--October 5, 2010
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