The Perfect Blindside

The Perfect Blindside He S An Egotistical Snowboarder With A Silver MedalShe S A Judgmental Honors Student With A Flair For PhotographySlashed Tires False Accusations A Coded Message When All They Can See Is Each Other S Flaws, How Can Jake And Sophie Work Together To Figure Out What S Really Been Happening At The Abandoned Silver Mine Follow Sophie And Jake Into Secret Tunnels As They Unravel The Mystery And Challenge Each Other To Become Who God Wants Them To Be First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award Silver Medal Illumination Christian Book Award Gold Medal Reader S Favorite Book Award

Leslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God The Perfect Blindside has received a 2016 First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award and a 2016 Illumination Book Awards silver medal.An U

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  • 265 pages
  • The Perfect Blindside
  • Leslea Wahl
  • English
  • 18 August 2018
  • 9780819860132

10 thoughts on “The Perfect Blindside

  1. says:

    There s very few books I ll sacrifice an entire night s sleep to finish reading, but The Perfect Blindside is one of them From the very first paragraph, I was hooked I mean, seriously, how can you put down a story that starts with I have a theory Every person I ve ever met in the past year fits into one of three categories.They re either Walkers, Talkers, or Stalkers That chapter, by the way, is told from the viewpoint of sixteen year old Jake Taylor, who has just won the Olympic Silver Medal in snowboarding Needless to say, it s gone to his head He s arrogantly basking in his newfound fame and life has become little than signing autographs and being gawked at with awe and admiration by everyone he meets.Well, almost everyone, that is.Enter Sophie Metcalf, a girl at Jake s new high school The chapters alternate between Jake s and Sophie s viewpoints throughout While Sophie, along with every other girl in the world, developed a hopeless crush on the handsome snowboarding champion during the Olympic games,having the Silver Medalist suddenly move to her tiny Colorado town and attend her school is not at all what she thought it would be In fact, she sees the real Jake Taylor as a selfish, stuck up jerk She judges him harshly and avoids him at all costs Yet deep inside, she still struggles with an incredible attraction for him.Meanwhile, Jake can t figure out why she seems to hate him After all, every other girl in the town is all over him like a rash Cheerleaders vie for his attention even gorgeous young movie stars that he meets at publicity events hang on his every word and move He is even voted Athlete of the Year So why does Sophie Metcalf treat him like he s a creep He can t figure it out, and although he won t admit it to himself, he s falling head over heels for her.To make things worse, some unknown enemy is gunning for him, trying to ruin his snowboarding career by framing him for drug dealing Before long, not only Jake s Olympic stardom, but his very life, is in grave danger And you guessed it sweet Sophie Metcalf is the only one who can help him out But I won t say for fear of spoiling this fantastic book.Leslea Wahl delves into the minds, emotions, and hearts of modern teens in a way few authors can even hope to do She uses all the perfect slang, expressions, and feelings that today s teenagers will instantly relate to By the end of the book I was totally in love with her characters So many passages were so well written that I read them several times just for the pure delight More than once I laughed out loud which merited me funny looks when I was reading it in the doctor s waiting room , and once or twice I was nearly in tears.I truly can t say how much I loved this story I hope the author writes soon She is definitely a writer to keep an eye on.

  2. says:

    About this book He s an egotistical snowboarder with a silver medal She s a judgmental honors student with a flair for photography Slashed tires False accusations A coded message When all they can see is each other s flaws, how can Jack and Sophie work together to figure out what s really been happening at the abandoned silver mine Follow Sophie and Jack into secret tunnels as they unravel the mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be Series As of now, no.Spiritual Content Many Prayers Scriptures are mentioned Talks about God, gifts, His plans H s are not capital when referring to God Mentions of prayers Mentions of Mass, youth Mass a priest A mention of VBS Sunday School Note A mention of a shrine Mentions of spirits ghosts Negative Content Minor cussing including a bull , a darn , a duh , a geesh , a heck , a oh my gosh , a shoot , a son of a , a shut up , a what the , two dang s, two gosh s, four freakin s, four where what the heck , five dumb s, five forms of screw , six geez s, nine idiot s, and twenty four stupid s Mentions of curses said but not written Sarcasm Eye rolling Jake can be snippy sbaps at his parents a few times A mention of beer cans cigarettes A mention of an addiction Mentions of drugs, marijuana, cocaine drug trafficking Mentions of parties, rehab, alcohol, highs being stoned Mentions of dead wildlife fish, birds squirrels, barely above not detailed Mentions of pain, blood, punching guns pointed up to semi detailed Mentions of killing.Sexual Content an almost kiss and a border line barely above not detailed semi detailed kiss Hand holding Touching barely above not detailed Nearness Smelling Noticing Staring Noticing a guy s six pack Blushes Girls flirt fawn over Jake Jake is overwhelmed when girls surround him A but of jealousy a baby , a smokin hot , two forms out hot and three chick s A mention of a cheating husband A mention of testosterone A mention of a girl slipping Jake her phone number Mentions of flirting Mentions of guys being surrounded by girls Mentions of a player Mentions of being around the opposite gender Mentions of cute boys crushes Mentions of boyfriends, girlfriends going out Mentions of a dance dates Mentions of kisses kissing Note A mention of a cheerleader showing off her legs and other girls figures skin tight clothes Sophie Metcalf, age 16 Jake Taylor, age 16 1st person P.O.V switches between them 265 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens Two Stars Early High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four StarsMy personal Rating Four StarsOoooh This reminded me of a teen movie I have no clue why, but it was so cute I ship Sophie Jake, y all They are so cute together A much different writing style with both main characters alternating in first person something we don t see often is a guy s 1st person POV in Christian YA fiction, it was a nice change While I wasn t a fan of all the minor cussing, I really enjoyed The Perfect Blindside , it was a cute YA book with a bit of suspense, a thread of romance and quite a few prayers I would love to see these characters again in another book Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

  3. says:

    I loved this My only complaint is use of the words freakin and bull in the vulgar sense, not the animal Other than that, this book was AMAZING The Perfect Blindside is in the ranks of Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp as not only being well written and beautiful, but my comfort books I read when I m sick or anxious That s high praise.It has the lessons of finding true friends amidst a bunch of people who want to use you, and how important it is to keep a relationship with God when things are going your way being rich famous prosperous, because when kidnappers and criminals want to destroy you, maybe it might come in handy.Jake was a little annoying until he changed, but his snootiness doesn t go away until the very end, but I could see progress grow in him throughout, so it was bearable Leslea Wahl also masters something I want to in my trilogy you make the reader know what s going to happen and force them to watch the tragedy unfold You knew who the villain was, but was helpless to save Jake and Sophie from being hurt by him I loved this book and hope there s a sequel If not, then I ll love her next books as much as this one

  4. says:

    The Perfect Blindside is a great book for teens It has a contemporary appeal, likable characters, and a little suspense and romance too It s well written, and includes simple but important faith messages that teens and adults often need to be reminded of.In the course of Jake dealing with his newfound fame and Sophie searching for a big story to break, they discover friendship, attraction, and something suspicious going on around the town s abandoned mine Through it all, Sophie learns to trust God and not be so quick to judge others Jake learns to rely on God and get his priorities in order while keeping his ego in check.Bottom line a fun read that I m eager to hand to my teen.

  5. says:

    The Perfect Blindside is a young adult novel featuring a touch of romance, a lot of adventure, and no shortage of angst.Jake s an Olympic gold medalist who s moved to Nowhereville He s none too happy about it, and can t help but be interested in Sophie, who seems to be the only girl in school who s not overcome with his brand of awesome The two of them clash and find themselves unlikely allies, but not without hurt feelings, he said she thought drama, and at least one secret tunnel.The book s written with an alternating point of view style, which allows Jake and Sophie to share their stories It also gives you the feeling of knowing and lessthan you might want to.Sometimes, reading teen fiction gives me an insight into the young people in my life The things I worry about and think about are than a little different now than they were when I was a teen.It s good to have a reminder of that, and also to see that even good kids can be jerks These characters are real, with their faults and their strengths, not so different from the teens and preteens in my life.The plot holds up, and even if you figure it out, you ll enjoy the trip to the end.The themes cover fame and stereotyping as well as drugs and corruption There is, perhaps, room to have a discussion about misuse of authority, and not just from the obvious authorities in our lives.Overall, a book I enjoyed and recommend.

  6. says:

    A fun read by debut author, Leslea Wahl Olympic snowboarder and teen sensation Jake Taylor moves to Silver Springs, Colorado The small town has the homey, low key atmosphere his parents want and it s location in the Rocky Mountains is convenient for Jake s training But the media circus that follows him upsets honor student, Sophie Metcalfe She wants nothing to do with him But circumstances throw them together and despite her misgivings, Sophie finds herself falling for him But the mystery shrouding the area and Jake s fame may tear them apart before they have a chance to trust their feelings I enjoyed the relationship between Jake and Sophie The downside of fame is handled well in the book and brought a lot of depth to both of their characters Wahl s vivd description made me feel the thrill of running the halfpipe on a snowboard, something I will never do in real life She brought the world to life and I will happily visit Silver Springs again if Jake and Sophie have adventures.

  7. says:

    Review for The Perfect Blindside by Leslea WahlThrough a deft use of dialogue and authentic teen speak, the author has written an interesting, contemporary twist on boy meets girl, adventure ensues, boy gets girl The story is a page turner, easily followed, and delivers several strong moral messages The characters are well developed and we are pulling for them, both in unraveling the mystery and in their love story The title theme carries throughout and is happily resolved Lois Hjelmstad, author of Fine Black Lines Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness, The Last Violet Mourning My Mother, Moving Beyond Regret, and This Path We Share Reflecting on 60 Years of Marriage.

  8. says:

    This is the best book I have ever read in my life, seriously I recommend it highly if you enjoy Catholic YA fiction This book is so amazing I have gone back many times and reread my favorite parts over and over again I cannot wait for the sequel If you have already read this book you should seriously check out the other books by Leslea Wahl if you have not already I just absolutely loved every character in this book Well except for Deputy Grady and Mallory Jake and Sophie and the BEST.

  9. says:

    This was the first book I read by this author, and it was a fun one Leslea Wahl introduces us to Jake, a cool, rich, famous snowboarder, and Sophie, a down to earth, God loving girl next door The story takes us into the lives of both characters, and follows them as they bump into each other and come to know each others hearts and not just their exterior facades although there are a few bumps and misunderstandings along the way This story is about how we can easily allow fame to consume us But it s also about how God s love is greater and stronger than what the world has to offer.As a Catholic homeschool mother, I love reading fiction that is wholesome and leads the reader to the Lord And this is the perfect book for that The characters are realistic and the plot exciting, and I learned a lot about snowboarding There s also a touch of mystery that everyone will enjoy I m looking forward to reading from this author.

  10. says:

    I found The Perfect Blindside to be a capitvating read The main characters are well developed and likeable The dialogue is stimulating and believable The novel is packed with action, and I found it difficult to put down I loved that an element of faith was intertwined into the fabric of the story All together, The Perfect Blindside is a wonderful read for tweens and teens.

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