Kristin Billerbeck hits the target once again with Perfectly Ridiculous, the new book that looks at the life of a normal teenage girl and her challenges and struggles to fit in and not be “different”. Growing up isn’t easy for a teenager but it’s especially hard for a girl with a unique set of parents. This endearing story is a laugh out loud delight for teenage girls and anyone who enjoys YA fiction.
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.
Newly graduated Daisy Crispin is looking forward to an all-expenses-paid trip to Argentina with her best friend, Claire. But as usual, in Daisy’s life, things rarely go according to plan… so Daisy must cope with unexpected complications.
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.
Joy In Our Journey's thoughts:
Perfectly Ridiculous is a great title for this new book for teens by Kristin Billerback. How one teenage girl could get into that much trouble does seem to be a mite far-fetched, but it does make for a good story to read.
Daisy is an average teenage girl, with not much money, and a penchant to get into some really sticky situations, like with Max her Argentinian boyfriend. Well, not exactly her boyfriend, she only danced with him one time, but he could have been if only he hadn't had to go back home to Argentina.
Clair is her very well-to-do best friend, and Claire's parents have agreed to help the girls go to Argentina for their graduation trip. It's all planned, but Daisy's parents, it seems, worried that the girls might have some problems, scrape up the money and go along. Some graduation trip, right?
Could things get worse? Of course they could! You will laugh along with the misadventures, boyfriend troubles, and a really off-the-wall missions trip complete with even more problems for Daisy to face, including J.C. Who? Read Perfectly Ridiculousto see how he fits into the picture.
The book is not only fun to read, but has some real life lessons for Daisy and the reader.
Perfectly Ridiculous is available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Julieanne Joy In Our Journey.com
I received one paperback copy of Perfectly Ridiculous in exchange for Joy In Our Journey's honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
Hi! I'm Julieanne! You'll find me in the kitchen trying new Trim Healthy Mama recipes, loving God, and carrying out that love as I bless my husband and teen daughters.
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