Book Review – The Perfect Blindside

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Book Review of The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl

He’s an egotistical snowboarder with a silver medal.

She’s a judgmental honors student with a flair for photography.

Slashed tires…. False accusations…. A coded message…. When all they can see is each other’s flaws, how can Jake and Sophie work together to figure out what’s really been happening at the abandoned silver mine?

Follow Sophie and Jake into secret tunnels as they unravel the mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be.



Today’s teen book review is actually my own book – The Perfect Blindside.

This Christian, adventurous, teen mystery is set in the mountains of Colorado. It is the story of two teens – Jake, a silver-medal winning snowboarder, and Sophie an aspiring journalist. When Jake, and his inflated ego, move to the small town of Silver Springs, Colorado, Sophie is less than thrilled. Her hopes to avoid the arrogant, self-absorbed celebrity are dashed when the two find themselves solving a mystery together in the town’s abandoned gold mine. The underlying message of this story is something near and dear to my heart – using your gifts from God to help others.

This YA novel is full of adventure, mystery, innocent romance, humor and faith. It was awarded an Illumination Christian Book Award Silver Medal and a First Place Catholic Press Association Award. And if your family enjoys the Olympics – it’s the perfect book to get you in the mood for the upcoming games!


A Note From the Reviewer:

As a writer and a mother, I’m always searching for wonderful Christian books for teens of all ages. I truly believe one way we can encourage teens in their faith is through fiction with positive messages, embedded in great stories. There are many fantastic Christian and Catholic teen novels out today but they can be hard to find. I’m excited to share some of these books with you.

Leslea Wahl

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