Author: Kristin Billerbeck
My synopsis/thoughts: Daisy Crispin was the perfect daughter - always did what her parents wanted - got good grades - didn't lie - wore the clothes her mom made for her - strong faith in God with good Christian values - But she felt like her highschool years were hum drum. Having a date for prom would change all that. She would get the perfect prom photo and then be able to go on to college with a picture to prove that she had been somebody. Problem was - no one in her high school really knew who she was.
She started a Prom Journal that listed her top 5 choices of dates and what she was going to do to get one of them to go to prom with her. Even though Chase Doogle was listed as #5, he was pretty much the one she was aiming for. They had known each other since Kindergarten and she finally admitted that she had had a crush on him all that time.
Max Diaz entered the picture at this time. He introduced himself to Daisy after her parents put a skit on at her school and really embarrased her. He was from Argentina and Daisy had to admit he was pretty cute. But - she was still focused on Chase.
Her best friend Claire had been living with a secret. Her parents weren't on vacation in Hawaii - they were separated - with her mom in Hawaii and her dad teaching on the East Coast. The housekeeper was supposed to be keeping an eye on her, but she had quit - so Claire was on her own. She talked Daisy into having the party of the year - one that everyone would remember them for. Of course, since they went to a Christian high school there would be no alcohol or drugs - right?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fun for me to think back to high school as Daisy reminded me a lot of myself (except for the homemade clothes). Having gone to a small midwestern high school though, we didn't really have the cliques that they seemed to have even in this Christian school, though. I liked that it portrayed a Christian girl with the same longings as any other kid. It is hard not to fit in even if your faith is strong. I can't wait to share this book with my teenage daughters.
Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for this blog tour, in exchange for my review.~
Publisher/Publication Date: Revell, July 1, 2010