Monday, July 12, 2010

Review of Perfectly Dateless!

Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck is the story of a high school girl whose goal is to find perfection in time for prom. Meet Daisy Crispin and her plan of action, Operation Prom Date. Find the perfect guy, find the perfect dress, find the right personality, and find the right time to get her not-so-normal parents to let her go to prom. Sounds easy enough, and Daisy has a beautiful 196 days to get there. But it might be harder than it sounds. You see, Daisy's life is anything but perfect.

To say in the least, Daisy Crispin is an unique character if I ever saw one. Homemade clothing, knack for remembering random facts, and general charm. Daisy does have some major problems with her ideal life in the beginning, but everything pulls together in the end in a way that was beautiful. Daisy learns to respect her somewhat eccentric but well-meaning parents, learn that people are not always as they seem, and that waiting for the right Prince Charming is a good idea. The lessons Daisy learns are valuable for teen girls, and I have to say, I appreciated that. The people in Daisy's life (for the most part) help her along the way. My favorite character would have to be Gil, Daisy's boss at a check-printing company. He's like a lot of guys and he seems to be the most believable character in the book, as he acts like a big brother and confidant to Daisy.

Because a huge change in Daisy's attitude does take place, that means that Daisy's life starts out as a thunderstorm about to wreack havoc. The poor girl is drooling over a "perfect" dude, hating her parents, and willing to do anything to become beautiful in the sight of others. Even if that means hiding things from the people closest to her. But again, everything works out in the end, so its all good. Although, I never felt full satisfaction that Daisy was fully changed.

Perfectly Dateless is a story of a modern-day, nerdy Cinderella who meets her Prince Charming in the most unlikely fashion.

I recommend this book to girls 14 and up.

All in all, I give this book 4 stars out of a possible 5.

~Specifics~ (from
~ Paperback: 259 pages
~ Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2010)
~ Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookstore from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Note: This book was provided freely to me by Revell Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I am not obligated to write a positive review, only an honest one.

God Bless,

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