Monday, July 12, 2010

Perfectly Dateless

Perfectly Dateless:
A Universally Misunderstood Novel

Kristin Billerbeck
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3439-8
July, 2010/272 pages/$9.99



The prom countdown has begun.

Daisy Crispin has 196 days to find the right date for the prom. There's only one problem--her parents won't let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone. Oh, and she's totally invisible at school, wears lame homemade clothes, and possesses no social skills. Okay, so maybe there's more than one problem.

Can she talk her parents into letting her go to the prom? Or will they succeed at their obvious attempts to completely ruin her life?

Perfectly Dateless is hilarious, shocking, and totally real. You'll fall in love with Daisy's sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants. A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in northern California. Visit her website and her Girly Girl blog.


MY THOUGHTS:
This is a great story that I wish had been around when I was a teen! Kristin Billerbeck has captured the frustrations of a teenage girl whose thinks her parents are "old fogies" with their rigid beliefs and the limits that place on Daisy. I loved Daisy's perfectionist streak and her longing to rebel just a little! But when her night on the "wild" side turns into a fiasco, she discovers that her folks know a little more than she gives them credit for and that some of their rules have more wisdom than she realized. The wit and clever bantering in this book made it a fun read, and I'm passing it right along to my girl.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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4 comments:

quilly said...

This sounds like a fun read! The write up sure made me giggle.

Diana said...

Fun!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Once again, another book that sounds perfect for my teen girls. I LOVE your reviews!!!

Debbie said...

Will give it a read. Thanks.