Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: First Date by Krista McGee

My Rating: 5 Stars

Date Read: January 2012

Publication Date: January 10, 2012 by Thomas Nelson
Paperback, 336 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlight.

The lights, the make-up, the competitions, and the blogs discussing every move she makes all make Addy incredibly uncomfortable. But through her time at The Mansion, Addy comes to realize that first impressions aren't always right, that hiding out may not be what God had planned for her life, and that her faith should affect everything she does. It may just be that her selection wasn't random at all and that she's on this show "for such a time as this."

My Review:

Okay this book was too dang cute! And it didn't take me very long to read once I started it. And I love the cover, too!!

Addy does NOT want to be on The Book Of Love. Especially since she will be competing against 100 other girls for ONE date with Jonathon (AKA the President's son) She even tells him and all the viewers, that she doesn't want to be there (in one of those stress induced wacky moments) though later on in the story she regrets what she said. She goes because she knows that God wants her there for a reason. She only wishes she knew what that reason was.

I kind of loved the premise of the book. I mean, I was never a fan of The Bachelor, I always rolled my eyes at it, but this book caught my attention. It had all of the Drama, but none of the inappropriateness that some dating reality shows have.

I admired Addy for the same reason that everyone watching the show did. She didn't change to try and impress anybody. She might have thought about it a few times, but she always stayed true to herself. She didn't have to be fake to make everybody love her.

Jonathon was funny and sweet, and I wish that I could have learned more about his character.

This was a great story, it's something that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is one that I can picture as a Disney Channel or Hallmark movie. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books by Krista McGee :D

**I received this book for free from BookSneeze, in exchange for an honest review**


  1. You might like to try Loathing Lola by William Kostakis. It's an Aussie novel about a girl chosen for a teen reality show, where she is followed by cameras and suddenly everyone is her friend. It's probably not as sweet as this one, but very funny and says a lot about our attitude to fame these days. The author was a nineteen year old boy who had no sisters, but got it spot on.

  2. Wow, it sounds like a really good book! I've added it to my to-read list, thanks for the recommend. :D