Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck
Genre: YA, Christian
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 a very quirky and fun story. Like most teenagers they think that there parents are out to ruin their life mentally or socially. Daisy's parents are a bit strick when it comes to raising their daughter but they really only have her safety and well being in mind, but she doesn't really see this, Daisy just sees it as plain torture.
Daisy does as most teenagers do and rebels a bit, but she also learns some valuable incites along the way. Daisy had her sites on this one guy and just new he was what she wanted, that she almost lost her chance to find a decent guy. All she wanted to do was go to the prom, but after a huge fiasco with her friend Claire, she learns a few things. One thing she learns is though her parents are strick, they really did just have her well being in mind and are not torchering her like she thought.
Daisy is like a lot of teenagers I know from the church I attend. I have also seen them be a bit to strick on their kids and seen their kids rebel in the worst of ways. Each parent tries to protect their kids from having to many regrets in their lives but they also need to remember to let them live a little too. That was all Daisy wanted was to be like the other kids at school. Not all kids turn out like Daisy, to understand that her parents where not trying to kill her social life but protecting her from hurts and regrets.
Daisy is a great character though sometimes I thought she was a little over dramatic, she was fun and it was interesting to watch her ideas of life change from the beginning of the book to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who like quirky Young Adult books.
I received this book from Revell publishing in exchange for my review.