M.R. Street's BLUE ROCK RESCUE is a classic, boy-meets-girl love story...with a few twists. The boy in this tale is fourteen year old Andy Broome of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. But Andy harbors a few secrets from the feisty, intelligent, new girl in town, Trudy Mitchell--like what caused the death of his mother two years ago, or why he won't swim in the river with the rest of his friends. Will Andy have the courage to move beyond the fears and pain of the past when his new friend needs him most?
Some of the story's most appealing aspects are: Andy's sweet nature; his immediate attraction to a highly independent, capable girl like Trudy; the close and largely, angst-free relationships between the young characters and their elders; and the special role that setting plays in the plot. Street's descriptions of the North Carolina mountains are lush and verdant, giving the environment due a vitality and characterization unto itself. BLUE ROCK RESCUE is a heartwarming story about family, friendship, love, redemption, and trust.
Originally posted at TeensReadToo.com