Nicole O’Dell of Scenarios for Girls

Many of you know Nicole O’Dell from What a Trip, she was actually one of our very first featured bloggers on Multiples and More. What you may not know about Nicole is that she is a very talented author whose first books just hit the shelves. An interesting little tid-bit about these books is that Nicole was finishing the manuscripts while on bed rest with her triplets!

Nicole’s books are part of a series called Scenarios which are really the first of it’s kind. Scenarios are interactive fiction for girls allowing the reader to choose their own ending to the story. Now I know what you’re thinking, they had books like this when you were younger (I read the choose your own adventure books all the time!) but these are different. Instead of choosing whether to go into the dark tunnel after the bad guy or run to tell the innkeeper you are decided whether the main character should choose what is morally right or wrong. Here is the book trailer to help familiarize you with the books:

Scenarios for Girls, Book Trailer: www.nicoleodell.com, www.scenariosforgirls.com from Nicole O’Dell on Vimeo.

The first in the series is Truth or Dare and is about Lindsay and her struggle with peer pressure. Peer pressure has always been an issue that plagues junior high/high school students and it only seems to be getting worse. When I was in junior high the worst thing I think I did because of peer pressure was crank call the cute boy at school. Truth or Dare sheds some light on how much more serious peer pressure has become. You (or your tween) as the reader will make the morally difficult decision for the main character. I really think all parents should read this book with their daughter and use it as a discussion starter on the importance of not giving in to peer pressure.

The second in the series is All that Glitters about identical twins Drew and Dani. There are so many topics covered in this book, drugs/alcohol abuse, purity and honesty . As a mother of twins it was interesting to see how Nicole showcased the need for more individuality amongst the girls and the struggles that each had with their new identity. All that Glitters also focuses on teen relationships and the pressures that go along with them. The reader is asked to help Drew choose whether to be honest to herself and her family or go along with what the “popular” people are doing.

To go along with the books Nicole has launched a website for Scenarios for Girls. This website is an interactive place for teens that will also include giveaways, a blog, tons of advice as well as spiritual guidance. The site launched on August 1st, and honestly is a great, safe place for teen/tween girls to hang out. In a society where Facebook, Myspace and Twitter rule, it’s nice to have a wholesome place for girls to go.

If you have a daughter/granddaughter/niece/cousin/friend of a friend’s friend who is a tween girl I highly recommend getting these books for her. There are great life lessons to be learned in these books and are great conversation starters for parents and teens. Both books are for sale on Amazon.com (Click on the book title to go to their Amazon page: Truth or Dare, All that Glitters).

And as a special treat, one lucky reader will win an autographed copy of Truth or Dare and All that Glitters! For a required entry you have to leave us a comment telling us which book you are most interested in reading. For additional entries you can…
Become a follower of our blog, Facebook or Twitter page
Blog about this giveaway
Tweet about this giveaway
Leave us a comment on Facebook about this giveaway
Visit the blog on Scenarios for Girls and leave Nicole a note

Thank you to Nicole and her publisher for thinking of us and allowing us to review her books! If I had to rate these books with stars, on a scale of 1 – 5, 5 being the highest….they both get a 5!

Be sure to check out scenariosforgirls.com and leave us a comment letting us, and Nicole, know what you think!

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13 comments

  1. What a fantastic way to read with your child, AND open up lines of communication about these troublesome topics. I love these books. Truth or Dare is probably of most interest to me. I worry so much about my children and how they'll handle peer pressure. Thanks for doing a cool giveaway!
    Linda

  2. Most interested in All That Glitters! I can't wait to get it for my twin tween nieces!

  3. http://twitter.com/BSquaredMama

    Tweeted about it! And I am a follower!

  4. Missy (Two Little Monkeys)

    I love Nicole! She has a great blog and she is so talented! Thanks for showcasing her and her books!!!

  5. Thank you soooo much Amanda. What a fantastic write-up. You've really captured the intent of these books.

    Blessings to everyone–the blogging world combined with the world of multiples is such an amazing combination! The BEST people.

    Thanks again!

  6. What a fantastic book idea! I too loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books. I sometimes worry about a young teen in my family and suspect she and her mom could most benefit from All That Glitters.

  7. Blog follower!

  8. I'm a Facebook fan too!

  9. Twitter Follower!

  10. I wish I had a teenage girl to give one of these to! I read Nicole's blog and think her books sound incredible!!

    Thanks for the Trends in Twos giveaway! Excited that I won!

  11. I would love to read these books, and maybe use them in the Sunday School class I teach! Of course All That Glitters is the one I'm most interested in, because of the identical twins. : )

  12. I also blogged about the giveaway, and I'm a follower.

  13. i just love all that glitters.it’s so nice dat i can’t stop reading it.i normally don’t like reading books but i just cant stop reading dis book.i have college exams but still i’m reading this book.i purchased dis book 4rm logos hope and also magna.i still didn’t read magna.the ship logos hope didn’t have making waves,truth or dare and swept away. i’m trying 2 get d rest of d books from amazon.i hope i get it because i really like d scenarios because it’s actually whats happening with teens like us.

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