Saturday, July 30, 2011

Perfectly Invisible by Kristin Billerbeck ~ review

Perfectly Invisible: A Universally Misunderstood Novel (Perfectly Dateless)
Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 267 pages
Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800719735
ISBN-13: 978-0800719739
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From the Back Cover:

Life after high school is so close . . . and yet so very far away.
It's Daisy Crispin's final semester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control.
Or is it?
Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is making her sell bad costume jewelry in the school quad--and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation of the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.
Can Daisy get her life back on track? Or is she stuck in this town forever?

My take on this book:
Daisy Crispin is a journal writing teen on the verge of leaving high school behind, she just has three more months to get thru. She has a partial scholarship to Pepperdine University, and while her parents tell her they will help her with the rest it isn't a sure thing.Along with this she boyfriend trouble and her best friend Claire wants he to sell trings,(rings that fit on two fingers at once). Most of all though she feels invisible, how will things change for Daisy during her final months of high school?

Even though this is the second book in the Universally Misunderstood series it can easily be read as a stand alone work, I didn't read the first book and had no problems jumping right into this story. Teens on the verge of graduating from high school and all of the drama and angst that goes along with it. I think teen girls will certainly find someone to relate to in this story. Daisy's character was often laugh out loud funny, a quirky girl that I often felt was a bit of a drama queen. I did feel her parents were a bit strict and unreasonable at times.
While this book is geared toward teens I found it  an enjoyable,quick read with a positive christian message woven in.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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