Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: First Date by Krista McGee

Summary:  Addy Davidson is the last girl in the country who wants to be on the new reality TV show to win a date to prom with the President’s son. She’s focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn’t even audition for it.
But she got selected anyway.
So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show… right before she realizes that the President’s son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.
Addy’s totally out of her comfort zone—but that may be right where God can show her the most about who she is . . . and who she was meant to be.
This was like The Bachelor, only younger, rated PG and filled with very Christian theology.  In this younger version, girls were still catty with the exception of two who win the hearts of the American people on live reality TV.
I really did like Addy's character.  I felt for her and the situations life had dealt her.  Her determination was admirable.  I liked the fact that she wasn't perfect, she made mistakes, but she also worked to fix those mistakes.  Addy tried hard to be kind even when people didn't necessarily deserve it.  I'm a firm believer that if we were kinder and more considerate of each other (no matter what we believe or don't believe), the world would be such an easier and better place to live.  I think Addy was a good representation of this.
This was a fun, easy read.  I enjoyed the more modern approach with the sort of things that young teenage girls could relate to.  I read through it quickly and felt good about passing it on to my daughter.
I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a perfect read for some of my teenage nieces. Your site looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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