Monday, July 23, 2012

Perfectly Ridiculous is Perfectly Delightful!

Perfectly Ridiculous:
A Universally Misunderstood Novel

Kristin Billerbeck
ISBN: 978-0800719746
July 2012/247 pages/$12.99

Daisy's ready for summer fun--but it seems summer has something else in store.

High school is over, and Daisy Crispin is happy to leave it in her past and look forward to a bright new future at college. In the meantime, she is planning an all-expenses-paid trip with her best friend Claire to Argentina--home of exotic food, the tango, and her handsome sort-of boyfriend Max.

When Daisy discovers she needs to do missions work to fulfill the requirements of her scholarship, she chalks it up to her monumental bad luck in life and kisses her vacation goodbye. What was supposed to be a relaxing time in the lap of luxury turns into hard work, sleeping on a cot, avoiding scorpions, and stressing about where she stands with Max. Daisy wonders if anything in her life will ever go according to plan . . .

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

Kristin Billerbeck has written such a fun YA series. I enjoyed Perfectly Dateless (my review is here and my girl wrote an enthusiastic guest review of Perfectly Invisible here. This third book is the best one yet! I love Daisy's journal entries and her musings as she strives to follow God and do the right thing but finds that annoying people seem to keep getting in her way. Her friendship with Claire is heartwarming; they come from vastly different home environments but that doesn't impact their relationship--at least, most of the time it doesn't! Both Daisy and Claire have some growing and changing to do on their trip and are surprised by what they discover. Kudos to Billerbeck for a great series!

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Kim said...

I've shared this interview with my readers as well....linked back to you several times for the give away. You did a great job!!! Now I have to get busy on writing and transcribing!! :)