Perfectly Invisible, Universally Misunderstood Series #2
A great gift for any teen-reader girl
Daisy Crispin is almost done with high school. Then she will finally be able to get away from her controlling parents and chase her college dreams. But the loss of her job throws a kink into her perfect plans. SheÃ¢ÂÂll never raise enough money for college without a job. And why is her sort-of boyfriend completely ignoring her? Does he like another girl? It had better not be her best friend, because that would be so wrong. As Daisy struggles to figure out how to achieve everything sheÃ¢ÂÂs always wanted, she starts to wonder if all she ever wanted is all she thought it would be.
IÃ¢ÂÂm so glad Kristin Billerbeck wrote a sequel to Perfectly Dateless! The characters in that book were wonderful, and now we get to spend more time with them. This book was fun, filled with one misunderstanding after another, lots of teenage angst, and lots of laughs. I loved how Daisy grew over the course of this book. These were two great books, and would make a wonderful gift for any teenage girl who loves to read.
December 3, 2011
Does God care about my dreams?
This is a sequel to the book Perfectly Dateless. It continues Daisy's story as a girl from a very strict family (homemade clothes, no cell phones, no dates, no accepting rides from guys, etc) who desperately longs for normal to the point where she rebels to get it. By the start of this 2nd book in the series, Daisy has accepted many parts of her life and surrendered more to Christ, but she still has some serious issues to work through - particularly trusting Him with her dreams. When everything she has hoped for seems to come crashing down on her, she has to open her heart to what God might have planned for her and believe that He truly does care about her and her dreams. The book is also well written, making it easy to relate to Daisy and enjoyable to read.
July 30, 2011
While this book is second in the series, you by no means at all need to have read the first book (Perfectly Dateless). In fact, that is one problem I had with this book: if I had to hear about the prom where Daisy does the tango with Max again, I was going to freak out. But I guess that is a lot like a teenager, and I do remember dwelling on things like that when I was a teenager too. So it is fitting to the theme, if annoying.
My other problem is the fact that Daisy's friend's father decides to turn back to Christianity very suddenly. It doesn't seem probable in the real world. While I would like to think it could happen, I'm not that optimistic. Also, the whole plotline involving Jeremy (sorry to be obtuse, I don't want any spoilers) is a bit far-fetched. We have no inkling early on the book that he's so evil and I would like to think that we would. But then again, maybe that is a reflection of Daisy's naviete.
I did take me a bit to really become interested in Perfectly Invisible. However, about halfway through, I was hooked. I couldn't put it down and found myself reading it any chance I could get.
What did I like about this book? I liked that there mean girls (just like in any high school). I also liked how Daisy easily makes you see how she's somewhat of a dork. This has nothing to do with her faith, but she just kind of is one. Finally, I liked that Christian teens that are "in love" with each other can still kiss without the world ending. It seems to be one extreme or another - absolutely no physical affection or "all the way". It was refreshing to see a balance being struck that is more in tune with how the world really is.
I was sent this book in order to provide a review. This did not influence my opinion in any way. All thoughts are 100% my own.
July 28, 2011
DaisyÃ¢ÂÂs back and working on a perfect woman journal. Now, we know sheÃ¢ÂÂs not going to achieve perfection, but itÃ¢ÂÂs certainly fun to watch her try.
DaisyÃ¢ÂÂs senior year of high school is filled with one disaster after another. We saw the beginnings of this in Perfectly Dateless. It continues. The harder she tries to keep her life under control, the more interesting it becomes.
I certainly would like to continue on with DaisyÃ¢ÂÂs adventures, so hereÃ¢ÂÂs hoping there will be another book showcasing Daisy and her friend Claire. I can see this book leading into that.
BTW You might need a tissue or two at the end of the book.
July 26, 2011