cover image Unpredictable


Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, Tess Eileen Kindig. Thomas Nelson Publishers, $5.99 (144pp) ISBN 978-0-8499-7714-5

Like Lily, the series debuted last year, and its popular Web site has boosted attention for the books. The six heroines (they take turns starring in the different installments) are techno-savvy and chat on-line, and each hosts a different part of their shared (fictional) Web site. The stories here run more toward moral lessons than do those of the other titles reviewed here. In this installment, Bren, the fashion-loving cheerleader, dives into newspaper horoscopes and toys that tell fortunes, to the dismay of Amber, who has a ready supply of Psalms from which to quote. Resolutions tend to be black-and-white: all of Bren's predictions backfire and her interest is utterly quashed, but Amber and the others are happy to embrace her once more. Ages 9-12. (Aug.)