First Date (Krista McGee)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

“Hello, Jonathan. My name is Addy Davidson. I have no desire to be part of this ‘competition’, and I suggest my name be the very first you take off the list.”

Book: First Date by Krista McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2012
Genre: Adventure/Romance/Allegory
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Sharing your faith, missions, loss, dating relationships, friendship
Summary: Addy is the last person she thinks should be chosen for a reality tv show where girls are competing to be the president’s son’s date to prom. But she’s the one who was chosen and like it or not, she’s on the show. And despite her prayers for God to get her out of it, He has put her here for some reason. But as the show goes on, she realizes that she actually kind of likes Jonathan. She hates all the attention and wants to go home, but she wouldn’t mind getting to know him a bit better. The trouble is that most of the other girls hate her for her successes with a few of the contests and the director really hates her! There isn’t much he won’t stoop top in order to get rid of Addy or at the very least, make her life quite miserable.
Notes: It’s the story of Esther! This book is a modern adventure story that’s telling the story of Esther. It’s got the parents dying when she’s young, being raised by an uncle, the uncle working for the government, a bad guy who’s a right hand man, an innocent and oblivious royal guy and a girl who’s afraid to share her faith and make it known that she belongs to Jesus. Addy struggles to do what she knows God wants of her, to have a good attitude and to be kind towards those who are being mean to her. She wants to share her faith but is afraid to do so. She’s always turning to God though, always asking for His help and is reading her Bible to find answers as well. Another issue covered is that her parents died when she was six while they worked as missionaries and she still feels some of the hurt and pain from that. Overall, this book covers the spiritual issues quite thoroughly. It’s a focus of the books.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Esther 4:14 – For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”

Disclaimer: This book was provided for free by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.


Unknown said...

I thoroughly enjoyed First Date and look forward to reading the Krista's next novel.

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