Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Book Stops Here: Perfectly Ridiculous by Kristin Billerbeck

Call me fun-loving, young-at-heart or just plain immature, but I love to read YA. When I was asked to review Kristin Billerbeck's latest novel, Perfectly Ridiculous, I jumped at the chance. I read the first two books in this series (Perfectly Dateless and Perfectly Invisible) and loved them both. So I had high hopes for this one.

About the book:
Daisy Crispin is at a crossroads. In one direction lies the promised land—life at college, away from her embarrassing and overprotective parents. In the other direction is reality—her strapped bank account, an ailing father, and family priorities. Daisy knows the “perfect” daughter wouldn’t have to think twice. But maybe Daisy was never really perfect on any level, because she does not want her life to look the way her parents think it should. She won’t let that stop her, though. Now that she has been given an exciting free trip to Argentina before going to college, she’s thrilled—until her parents decide to go along with her.

My thoughts:

I adored the first two books in the Daisy Crispin series, but Perfectly Ridiculous stood out above the others. It included the usual quick wit found in all of Kristin's books, but this one made me chuckle a little more often. The storyline was fresh and fun, and offered a couple of twists I didn't see coming, which is always a plus. But I think the main reason I enjoyed it even more than the first two is because of the growth Daisy experiences. Despite Daisy's perfectly ridiculous drama (a perfectly perfect title for this book, by the way), she manages to grow up. Of course, this may be due to the fact that she's now out of high school. 

I will be submitting a full review of Perfectly Ridiculous to FaithfulReader.com next month. As soon as it's posted, I will share the link with you. But for now, I'll just say that if you are a fan of light, fun, chick-lit type reads, or if you have a teenager who is, I highly recommend this book. In the meantime, check out my reviews of the first two Daisy Crispin books:

Perfectly Invisible

*Perfectly Ridiculous available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

**Thanks to Revell for providing me with a copy of this book to review. A positive review was not required and all thoughts are my own.**

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