Erin has one thing on her mind: writing the perfect essay that will earn her one of the spots in an all-expenses paid trip to Italy to study art. She’s got the highest GPA in her 10th grade class, but she also lives a rather normal, boring life. There’s nothing she can write about herself that will make her stand out. That is, until her aunt dies and leaves her a pink crystal ball. Erin and her friends believe it’s nothing more than a toy, until the things she asks it for start to come true
Risa Green’s new series for young adults, The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball, presents a lot for teens and their moms to think about: What would you do if you thought you could control your future? Are there some things that you shouldn’t try to control? What should you do if things turn out differently than you expect? Why is it important for you to take responsibility for your actions and make things happen for yourself?
Erin and her friends, Lindsay and Samantha, want what many teens want: a dating relationship, harmony at home, and success at school. It’s fun to read about their adventures as they try to achieve success in each of these areas. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, and I recommend The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up.