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Grace Unplugged

A Novel

Author Melody Carlson
Narrator Nora Hunter
Runtime 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date September 1, 2013
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?

Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

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Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one-hit wonder Johnny Tray who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?

Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

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Great story
I really enjoyed listening to Grace Unplugged.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/3/2014)
Engaging Tale Of Growing Up
Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson is a fascinating tale of a hugely talented young lady who ran away from her home and family to find fame but found a few other things in the process. It is a mix of coming of age and prodigal daughter stories that raises some interesting questions about Christians trying to "make it" in the mainstream music industry.

It has some really intriguing elements to the story as her father is a former rock-star, so he understand how the industry works and what it would take to succeed and the fact that she felt that her talents were being underused by her traditional church environment. Ultimately is a tale of a young lady making mistakes and trying to learn from them.

I understand that this book, adapted from the feature film of the same name, is loosely based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting. Although the book is not really aimed at my demographic and is far from a work of literary genius it is interesting and at times thought provoking.

The narration is very good, it really felt like the narrator was bringing the individual people to life with different tones, accents and expressions for each person.

This book would be a great read for teenage and young adult women as they would best be able to understand the situation but it would also make great family reading for older children. 

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/30/2013)
Sweet Book
Although not many young adults leave home in search of fame, the underlying theme of this book reflects their quest to fulfill dreams and find significance. This story is also a good reminder of the importance of having solid friends who offer Godly advice. Grace's parents need to lean on their friends, a couple who happened to be their pastor and his wife, and Grace, too, finds timely support from a caring friend.

As the mother of two teenage girls, I identify with Grace's parents. The confusion of knowing what to do as their daughter slipped into a dangerous lifestyle leads them to push her further away, alienating her not only from the support of her parents but also her church. Grace questions her upbringing and spiritual foundation as she ventures into a world with different values. How far will she go until she remembers where to find help? Can her parents ride out this storm and maintain the sort of relationship with Grace that makes her want to turn to them?

ABOUT THE NARRATOR: Nora Hunter does an excellent job, with believable voice changes and a sweet tone that echoes what I imagine Grace's voice to sound like.

PARENTAL RATING: PG. I think this is a wonderful book for young people as well as parents of teens and young adults, but be aware that there are some (mild) references to alcohol and sex. That said, this is a definite must-add for my daughters' bookshelf.

**I received a copy of this book as part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/20/2013)
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