Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First Date

Summary: The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlight.

The lights, the make-up, the competitions, and the blogs discussing every move she makes all make Addy incredibly uncomfortable. But through her time at The Mansion, Addy comes to realize that first impressions aren't always right, that hiding out may not be what God had planned for her life, and that her faith should affect everything she does. It may just be that her selection wasn't random at all and that she's on this show "for such a time as this."

My Take: I was hesitant about this book because I'm not the biggest fan of the romantic reality shows. This was a cute, fun, read that had a surprisingly refreshing message thrown in as well.

I found myself smiling and even laughing several times as the reluctant reality star, Addy makes her way through the hurdles at "The Mansion." Some of the best moments are with her roommate and new best friend. I liked how Addy starts as a well grounded person - but still grows and learns that even her perceptions and expectations can be wrong.

Although the book had some places where I thought it might be stretching realism, I loved some of the unexpected places the author took us. In the end, this is a great clean read - especially if you're looking for something light and fun, or something for a young adult to read. I want to thank the publishers for providing me the electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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