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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
The last thing Addy Davidson wants is to be on a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with the Presidents son.
Shes focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didnt even audition for it.
But she got selected anyway.
So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show. Right before she realizes that the Presidents son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.
Addys totally out of her comfort zone but that may be right where God can show her all that she was meant to be.
'McGees debut novel is an absolute gem.' 'Anyone who enjoys reality television and a well-told story shouldnt hesitate to read this great book...'
This light teenage romance with a reality-show twist is entertaining and forgivably predictable. Getting good grades and into an Ivy League college are 17-year-old Addys two goals in life. So when her principal taps her to represent her school on the new reality TV show The Book of Love, Addy isnt thrilled, despite the shows prize of a date to the prom with Jonathon Jackson, the son of the president of the United States. Looking to be sent home quickly, unlike the other 99 girls, Addy doesnt fawn over the First Son and instead chooses to just be herself, which, to her dismay, endears her to viewers and prolongs her stay. Addys positive attention attracts some serious nastiness from her competitors and the shows director, Hank, which convinces Addy that her purpose on the show is to really share her faith. Relying on Christianity, Addy musters the courage to persevere, just like her deceased missionary parents, who are referenced throughout. Short transcripts of interviews with the show's participants are sprinkled between chapters, underscoring the vapid nature of the other girls. Although reality shows and religion dont usually mix, this text blends both well and serves up Addy as a believable and endearing heroine.
'...with sparks of wit, the story offers a positive message about being true to oneself...'