Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Perfectly Dateless ~ Review

The hilarious and heartwarming story of a teen 
who just wants to be normal for once.

The countdown to prom has begun. 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.

From bestselling author Kristin Billerbeck comes Perfectly Dateless, a hilariously endearing story about a regular high school girl, trying to fit in. Readers will fall in love with Daisy's sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship.

Can Daisy talk her parents into letting her go to the prom? Or will they succeed at their obvious attempts to completely ruin her life?

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

Praise for Kristin Billerbeck’s Perfectly Dateless
"Billerbeck hits a home run with this warm tale about Daisy Crispin's funny trials and tribulations as she lives with eccentric parents, prom stress, and a desire to just be a normal teen." — Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Just Between You and Me and A Charmed Life series

"With her brand of wit and insight, Billerbeck takes us into the life of Daisy Crispin as she aims for the perfect prom date. This story reminds us that even a geek can live out her Cinderella dreams." — Rachel Hauck, coauthor of The Sweet By and By

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

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Perfectly Dateless
By Kristin Billerbeck
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3439-8
Available July 2010; $9.99

“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

My Review:
This is the first novel for me from Kristin Billerbeck and I will definitely be searching for other books from her! Perfectly Dateless is a funny and fast read. Daisy Crispin is a highschool misfit as well and like most girls her age she is counting down the days til Prom! She has her eyes set on a few choices for her date and shares her thoughts in her journal! Daisy's parents are "in her eyes" too overprotective and odd in their ways! Daisy is great with numbers and work is the one place she can be herself! Her boss Gil, who is an older guy, loves and encourages her to be all she can and more, and I love this relationship! Daisy learns so much during this school year, she has great morals despite how she talks to her parents and in the end the lessons learned are invaluable! I would recommend this book to all Young Adults and to any others who just want to reminisce about their old high school days and the wonders of Prom!

Heart of a Bookworm gives "Perfectly Dateless" ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2


Denise said...

Sounds like a cute book.

Joy Tamsin David said...

My favorite book by Billerbeck was called Split Ends, it's been out a while though and it's not YA.

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