Book Tour: OyMG Book Review (ARC)

Author: Amy Fellner Dominy
Pages: 256 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Published: May 10th 2011
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / IndieBound

Summary: (from goodreads) Jewish girl. Christian camp. Holy moly.

Ellie Taylor loves nothing better than a good argument. So when she gets accepted to the Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts summer camp, she's sure that if she wins the final tournament, it'll be her ticket to a scholarship to the best speech school in the country. Unfortunately, the competition at CSSPA is hot-literally. His name is Devon and, whether she likes it or not, being near him makes her sizzle. Luckily she's confident enough to take on the challenge-until she begins to suspect that the private scholarship's benefactor has negative feelings toward Jews. Will hiding her true identity and heritage be worth a shot at her dream?

Debut author Amy Fellner Dominy mixes sweet romance, surprising secrets, and even some matzo ball soup to cook up a funny yet heartfelt story about an outspoken girl who must learn to speak out for herself.

Great Debut Novel by Amy Fellner Dominy to help others that struggle with being who you are. This novel has quite a few issues that every teenage at one point or another deal with in real life. The main subject in the book is religion, but it doesn't over power the story or make you feel like the book is preaching to you. You will see that when you read this book it feels alive, true or real.

Ellie gets accepted to the Christian Society Speech and Preforming Arts Summer camp (CSSPA). She needs to be able to attend this camp and win herself a scholarship, so she can attend the best school and she can't afford it otherwise. So she starts off great meeting new friends until she meets Devon. Well Devon is her competition and also the cutest looking boy there. Ellie has to then decide if she will lie to obtain this scholarship about being half Jewish or will she admit to who she truly is. Devon's mom is in charge of who will get the scholarship and she does not like Jews. You will have to read the book to know what Ellie decides and if Devon will become more than her competition while at camp.

Amy's did a great job writing all these hard issues that many of us face in the real world. She deserves 2 pats on the back. The characters are very likable and believable, The humor is very funny, you actually laughed out loud at times. I recommend this book to YA and Adult readers alike. Its a great book to understand some of life's hardest decisions and situations.


  1. I loved OyMG too. The characters were so real and the story heart-felt, tackling some tough issues.

  2. Agree! Real, sweet, funny, light, poignant and important. Thanks for the review.


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