This book is intense, but real in its portrayal of a young girls struggle to choose purity in the midst of conflicting emotions. Staying pure was truly something she thought she had chosen, but staying strong and standing by her decisions when feelings conflicted was not an easy thing to do. The spiritual element is definitely present. At the risk of ruining an ending, the best way to describe the spiritual element is to quote the last line of the book: And I trust with all my soul that God will be here to hold me tomorrow, even if Noah cant. (And really it isnt spoiling the ending because the story leaves you hanging, not knowing for sure what will happen!)
The book is about a girl named Lindsey and she is trying to find out who she truly is inside and where she belongs. She meets Noah who seems to have all the answers she craves. When things get out of control between them~ she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life whether to choose God or Noah. I liked how realistic it is and how it put a sense of what teenage girls go through everyday. I liked how Lindsey stood up for herself in the end of the book. This book drew me in and I was not able to put it down.I think this would be a great book for people who are trying to find themselves and trying to get answers from God. If you have teens or are a teen this might be a good book for you.
In Hot, Laura Smith coolly addresses the issue of that three-letter word in a way thats current, applicable, and authentic. Every teenage girl must read this book. (Or theyll look back and wish they had.)