Amazing Grace by Megan Shull

Genre: Realistic fiction/Sports

Age Level: 13 and up

# of pages: 247 p.

RAC Book: Yes

2008 Iowa Teen Award Winner

Grace “Ace” Kincaid is a world renowned tennis player known not only for winning major competitions like Wimbledon, but for her many endorsements and modeling jobs. One day Grace decides she is very unhappy with her life and asks her mom if she can quit everything she is currently involved in, including the US Open. Her mother readily agrees and works on transforming Grace from a blonde bombshell into a red headed punk chick. As part of this plan, Grace must move to Alaska for three months with a friend of her mother’s in order to avoid the paparazzi and relax for awhile. In Alaska Grace becomes Emily and finds the small town of Medicine Hat to be very welcoming and enjoyable despite its lack of the luxuries she has gotten used to. As time goes on she makes a best friend and a finds a special boy, but her past is still chasing her and she must face the life she left behind.

This story is unique and interesting in many ways. It can be hard to imagine why someone would leave her glamorous life for the simple one she goes to, but it is written in a way that the reader understands why she felt she needed to make the changes she did. It’s inspiring for anyone, but especially young adults who are battling all kinds of pressures for their futures. Recommended.

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10 Responses to “Amazing Grace by Megan Shull”


  1. 1 Anomynus May 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Most amazing book in the world. I read it 6 times!

  2. 2 bear December 23, 2009 at 4:33 am

    this is the best book ever!

  3. 3 sgs December 23, 2009 at 4:36 am

    i love this book sooo much! it was the best one i ever read! i didn’t want it to be over. i was smiling when i finished it! it is soooo amazing!!!!!!!! it rocks!

  4. 4 Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I loved this book it was soooo up beat. if you are contemplating weather to read it:DO!!!

  5. 5 Anonymous May 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    this is such a great book

  6. 6 Anonymous November 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I loved this book

  7. 7 Anonymous December 7, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I loved this book! I almost cried when it was over. Gonna read it again. And again. And again. And again. And again. Lol.

  8. 8 Jeam January 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    This was an amazing book. My only dislike is how it ended. It was a fast ending, I would have rather it drag out the ending or give more details about what happened after she left Medicine Hat and see what Teague thought about the whole thing. Overall, it was awesome. Its a must read.

  9. 9 someone June 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    This book is really good – recommend it to everyone!

  10. 10 Anonymous October 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

    awesome book 🙂
    makes me smile 🙂


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