Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Perfectly Invisible - A Guest Review

Life was so crazy busy when I got the invitation to review Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck that I knew I wouldn't have a chance to read it. However, I also knew my girl would be mightily perturbed if I passed up a YA novel! When the publicist suggested that perhaps my girl could write a guest review, it seemed like the perfect solution. My girl agreed but was a little intimidated by the idea. I thought she did a marvelous job; of course I am just a tad biased! The only thing I adjusted in her thoughts (following the book summary and author bio) was italicizing the title of the book. Everything else is exactly as she emailed it to me.

I'm thinking it's a good thing she doesn't have the password to this blog!

Perfectly Invisible
A Universally Misunderstood Novel

Kristin Billerbeck
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1973-9
July, 2011/272 pages/$9.99

Life after high school is so close . . . and yet so very far away.

It's Daisy Crispin's final semester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control.

Or is it?

Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is making her sell bad costume jewelry in the school quad--and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation of the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.

Can Daisy get her life back on track? Or is she stuck in this town forever?


Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants and Perfectly Dateless. 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.

Perfectly Invisible is an amazing book. Kristin Billerbeck took everyday situations, such as mean girls and over-protective parents, and dramatized them a little to create a gripping read. From a car on the school roof to her best friend kissing her boyfriend, Daisy Crispin struggles through her final year of high school and manages to find herself, and her humility, in the process. This book kept me reading all day and I couldn’t put it down. I was very sad when I finished the last page but very content with how Billerbeck created so many plot twists and still managed to finish the book up without leaving any gaps in plot. This is a must read for teenage girls everywhere!

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 daughter's own opinion. 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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bp said...

Great job on this review! Glad she could fill in for you and enjoy the book!

Kim said...

Way to go!! Excellent review!! My boy wants to get to know your girl! :)