A Work in Progress - Staci Stallings

A Work in Progress

By Staci Stallings

  • Release Date: 2015-02-09
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 130 Ratings


Rebecca Avery has never been one of “them”—the popular kids, the beautiful people. With less than fashion-plate looks and an off-beat, quirky style to living life, she has been relegated to finding “alone” activities to fill her time throughout high school. Unfortunately, college hasn’t changed that. Then she meets Eric Barnett, a nice guy who seems a little quirky himself. The only problem is, he’s in love with her roommate—one of the truly beautiful people. When Rebecca finds herself falling for him, she must find a way to break out of her shell or risk losing him forever. Who will win out in this mixed up jumble of feelings and loyalties?

Eric Barnett is drifting through college. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t have a path to relentlessly pursue. In fact, he often feels like the tag-along in a life that’s unfolding without him. Then he meets Rebecca Avery’s roommate who seems like she will finally give him what he most wants—credibility with his friends. However, when the roommate proves to be less-than-into-him, can Eric see past the outward appearance to find love with Rebecca? 


  • Awesome!

    By Trinity_MacPhee
    This book was seriously the best!!!! It was clean and talked a lot about God!!!!!
  • Page-Turner

    By teensybit
    I loved this book completely. I had to stop myself from finishing all one night. Love how the different perspective added to every story that was told. Emily was a good example on how we should be to people and show God's love through us. Honestly love this book.
  • A must read!

    By Christiangirl2231
    I loved this book! I couldn't put it down after I started reading it. Wish it would of continued on longer! A good love story!
  • Mind glowingly dull and uninteresting

    By Lizmammat
    Just hoping to save someone from wasting hours of their life on this. Waste of my time. I usually can't wait to go to bed reading at night. I hated having to until i finished (I can't help myself but finish what I start- I'm a glutton for punishment that way) this. Very weird religious turn that continued to the end. Odd. Odd odd. Poor writing and very bland characters. If you value your time or intellect, please avoid.
  • Religious

    By VegasVirgo
    So... It was hard to read from the beginning because of the writing flaws. Switching from one scene to another without so much as a pause was difficult to correlate to the story. But I am a die hard reader and loved that the book was so long, so I stuck with it. I was ever curious to find the result. Over half way through of my over 8,000 pages on my phone, it turned into a hard core religious novel. I went back to the store to check the description. It said "Contemporary". Not "religious". I thought, ok, maybe there's more. But it just became more of a bible lesson than anything. The worst part is the type of Christianity it portrays. Ugly, jealous, dull girls can get the man of their dreams if they turn to HIM. Wow. If you want to write a book about your personal religious beliefs, by all means do so. But don't try to categorize it as something that it's not and shove your religion down other people's throats. The things that you wrote here you obviously think are ok... That's not what Christianity is at all. You may have a concept, but you have a lot to learn. I'll PRAY for you. I hope this book at least served your purpose in some way or another. Maybe there are some downtrodden people that think if they are dishonest and meek, they will have their will if they relent to your religious views. Thanks for wasting hours of my life.

    By Ninadefendi
    Love, love, loved it! A truly great book! I'll admit, there where times where it dragged on a little, but I still enjoyed reading this! Can't wait for the next book!
  • No stars if possible

    By JajaTang
    Long drivel! Writing was juvenile at best.
  • Uplifting Read

    By Cloister70
    Poignant and engaging, Work in Progress inspires with realistic characters with real life problems whose lives are touched by God's love.
  • Truly amazing.

    By daniela9513(:
    Since the first page I was captivated. At times it felt scary how much I related to Rebecca. It was beautifully written and it felt so real. I found my self crying a lot of times throughout the book. I definitely recommend it to anyone who feels that they haven't found who they are and are struggling to figure life out. We all have been there at some point, but have to realize that God is always there for you. Thank you for this story, it really helped a lot and I enjoyed it throughly. Looking forward to read more books from this author.