Here we go, another BookSneeze book for review.
Pretty soon I'm going to have to give in and read, and then review, and nonfiction book. For now I have attacked a fiction book by Krista McGee entitled, "First Date".
This wonderful book is a cross between the TV show "The Batchelor" and the book of Ester from the Bible. Jonathon Jackson is the President's son. Addy Davidson is a bookworm who avoids the spotlight. Both of them find themselves on a reality TV show called "The Book of Love" to find Jonathon a date for his senior prom.
Jonathon must pick one lucky girl from the pool of 100 young ladies from all over the United States.
This was a very fun read. I could not put it down. This would be a wonderful book for a young teen girl to be encouraged when trouble comes. I enjoyed the modern day twist on the book of Ester. It brings the lessons we are supposed to get from the Bible in to better focus. As Christians, this book reminds us to not answer anger with anger, and to try to understand those who might be against us a little better.
While there are lessons to be learned from this book, it is not a heavy read, nor one filled with suspense or terror. I enjoyed the well crafted storyline and the way the author mixed the contestant interviews between the chapters to allow us to get to know the girls a little better.
If you have just finished a long book that required lots of contemplation between chapters (or sentences, for that matter) and need a "refresher" book to help clear your mind and bring a little joy to your heart, this is the book for you. I recommend this book to anyone who just wants a light read. It will get you to thinking about yourself and how you handle those troublesome people in your life.
As you read this book, you will cheer for Addy, feel for Jonathon, and despise Hank. Then you will finish the book and find that your initial reactions may have been off base.
I am looking forward to reading many more books by Krista McGee. If they are anything like "First Date", I'm sure to enjoy them all!