Perfectly Ridiculous

Monday, July 30, 2012

But I’m done with guys. Even if Libby would never believe that. Hey, Claire probably wouldn’t believe it either, but it’s time I stopped wasting energy on romance and focused on my education. Clearly God doesn’t think I’m cut out for both.
Book: Perfectly Ridiculous by Kristin Billerbeck, Revell Publishers, 2012
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Perfectly Ridiculous: A Universally Misunderstood Novel (Perfectly Dateless)Target Audience: Girls 16-20
Subjects: Missions, Dating Relationships, Friendship
Summary: Daisy is so fed up with guys! She’s right here, in Argentina, the home of Max and yet he’s all but ignoring her. She really thought he was interested in her, even loved her. And yet when he should be pursuing her the most, he’s backing off. Whatever. She’s got a job to do. She is here to do a last minute service project in order to earn the scholarship she needs to get into college and she doesn’t need a guy messing that up. Enter J.C., a good looking guy who’s really into her and has a huge heart for hurting children. When he discovers an abused child, he risks his own life to save her from the abusive parent. But he’s also risking Daisy’s scholarship. The director of the mission hated Daisy from the moment she walked in and will take any available excuse to get rid of her. As luck would have it, that’s sort of the fault of a guy too. Poor Daisy! Does she stand at a chance at having a guy just love her and not lead her straight into trouble?
Notes: In this book, the 3rd in the Universally Misunderstood series, the character continues to explore what God’s will is and what her identity should be. 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 in the first book. At this point, she’s come a long ways in her relationship with God and her relationship with her parents. But she still is unsure of who she is and who she should be. And she’s very unsure of her relationship with Max. The spiritual themes are focused around being content where God has placed you. Daisy has to learn to fall in love with Jesus before she can enter into a relationship with a guy.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Joshua 22:5 –  But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.

Thank you to Revell for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion! 


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