Friday, August 10, 2012

Perfectly Ridiculous by Kristin Billerbeck (Review)

  • Paperback: 247 pages

  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719746
  • Daisy's ready for summer fun--but it seems summer has something else in store.
    High school is over, and Daisy Crispin is happy to leave it in her past and look forward to a bright new future at college. In the meantime, she is planning an all-expenses-paid trip with her best friend Claire to Argentina--home of exotic food, the tango, and her handsome sort-of boyfriend Max.

    When Daisy discovers she needs to do missions work to fulfill the requirements of her scholarship, she chalks it up to her monumental bad luck in life and kisses her vacation goodbye. What was supposed to be a relaxing time in the lap of luxury turns into hard work, sleeping on a cot, avoiding scorpions, and stressing about where she stands with Max. Daisy wonders if anything in her life will ever go according to plan . . .

    My Review:
     I enjoyed reading the third and last book in the Daisy Crispin series. I do recommend reading them in order to understand the characters and plot. This is a Christian young adult book but as a grown woman I liked them too. In this book Daisy is graduating high school and the summer before college headed to Argentina with her best friend Claire. A change of plans has to occur though to fulfill her college scholarship. She has to do some missions work and her parents know a lady they went to college with who has a mission in the same area of Argentina she was supposed to go vacation. For some reason the lady takes an instant dislike to Daisy but loves Claire who is a rich spoiled girl. Daisy is upset by this and has boy troubles among others. This trip is turning out nothing like what she expected. The only part of the story I did feel comfortable with is the ending. I did not feel it fit the characters. I still recommend this series. :)
     About the Author
    Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants, Perfectly Dateless, and Perfectly Invisible. A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in Northern California.
    Available July, 2012, at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
    Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.

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