March 10. Search for Significance or Impossible Mission and Holy Grail? Only time will tell where this path is leading. Random fact: my SAT numbers put me in the real of 'highly gifted'. If social skills were included, I would be in the special class. So... what makes me special? I feel no closer to finding an answer since I started this journal, and really, I feel less special for asking a stupid question I can't find the answers to."
Book: Perfectly Invisible by Kristin Billerbeck, Revell Publishers, 2011
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 16-20
Subjects: God's will for your life, relationship with parents, friendship, dating relationship
Summary: Daisy has determined to become visible. She recognizes she took some wrong directions in her search for a prom date and does not want to make those mistakes again. But she does still crave significance. She's tired of being invisible, especially to guys. She thought she'd found the guy of her dreams the night of prom, but Max has hardly spoken to her since then. And worse still, it seems her best friend is pursuing him instead! Life in highschool is not all she's worrying about though. Life after highschool is an even bigger concern. Her dreams of going to a four year college are falling fast. Money is a serious issue, even more serious when the company she was working for got bought out and replaced all their workers. Everything seems to be going wrong for her again. Just when it seems it can't get worse, she finds herself very visible and very humiliated, even in danger at one point! The last couple months of her senior year are not looking so good!
Notes: 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.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.
“Sent to me by in exchange for reviews and available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”