An Unexpected Role by Leslea Wahl

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


This book is AMAZING!!!!!! “Leslea Wahl’s you are awesome!!!!!!!” Christian-friendly teen fiction is sooooo hard to come by, but Ms. Wahl’s has written such amazing books and I love all of them!!!!!!!!! (And I can’t wait till there is more Leslea Wahl books to read!!!!!!!)

This book is such a good mystery I didn’t want it too end. And the only thing that could maybe be consider a “con” would be the mean jokes some kids said to the main character. They weren’t inappropriate, just mean. (Honestly I didn’t think of this as a ‘con’ but some people may so I put it up there.) And there was some violence, but just normal mystery violence. Mad bad guy, someone gets hurt, evil jellyfish… Normal mystery violence.

Over all, I LOVED IT SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! And I wished it didn’t end!!!!!!! “Thank you soooo much Ms. Wahl’s! Never stop writing!!!!!! I love your amazing books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” And I hope many teenage girls find and love this book like I did! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Another amazing Christian-friendly book!
  • Totally teen-friendly!!!


  • Some violence
  • Mean jokes?

After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.

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