Author Phebe Shumate-Yawson introduces us to The Power of Hello:
The Power of Hello is a narrative through the eyes of Lola, a thirteen-year-old girl who was afraid to make friends but is then unexpectedly befriended by Briyah Lewis, the richest, most beautiful, and popular girl in school. It’s a story about her journey, how she goes from funny and shy then becomes strong and wise, stronger than she ever knew she could be with the wisdom of her grandmother instilled in her since her infancy. Lola and her friends go through it all together—misunderstandings that nearly end their friendship, bullying, bad hair days, and bad breath. These friends stand together with the help of one another and their parents and Lola’s guardian angel, Rokan (he’s an eagle). These friends love and protect one another through the Power of Hello.
This book is deceptively simple on the surface. Just as still water runs deep, this book is full of wisdom and encouragement that every teenager needs. To be honest there is something for everyone in this book, lessons in faithfulness, facing your fears and telling the truth to a friend.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit and feel it is well staged for school kids and young adults. I give this book a strong recommendation to read!
I award The Power of Hello a score of 4 of 5 stars, if not for the small handful of spelling errors the score would have been higher.
teen, teen girl, MG, friendship, inspirational, hope, relationships
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