“First Date” by Krista McGee, book review.
This contemporary novel for young adults is well written and just fun to read. Addy is chosen by her school principal to represent her school on the new reality show “The Book of Love” which will chose the date of the president’s son for his senior prom. Addy is just a regular girl who works hard in school and wants to get a golf scholarship to attend college. To honor her principal, she agrees to be on the show because her small private school is in need of funding.
The other 100 teenage girls have much different ideas about being on the show and will do anything to be the one chosen to attend Jonathon’s prom with him. There is a lot of fighting and harsh words between the girls as the weeks continue and the numbers drop. But Addy is just genuine and honest in her dealings with all the contestants, crew, and secret service. And everyone hates her for it.
The weeks of the competition continue with girls going home and others staying as America votes for Jonathon’s date. Addy continues to up hold her Christian values and beliefs in the face of pure hatred. Her quiet testimony is noticed by others and earns her the right to share her face with the producer who hates Christians.
This modern Ruth story is well written and action packed. The book will appeal to teens and college age girls. Great book for teen reading group, with discussion questions in the back.
Published by Thomas Nelson Publishing, $9.99 U.S.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishing as a member of the book sneeze team. All opinions expressed are my own.