Thursday, August 23, 2012

Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK

Author: Betsy St. Amant
Publisher: Barbour Books
January 2012
ISBN: 978-1616265557
Genre: Inspirational/young adult

Addison Blakely is a Preacher’s Kid. A straight-A student. Sweet and kind always, and completely loyal. Enough so that when her best friend, Claire, starts treating her like scum she smiles and takes it.

At least until Wes comes to town. Wes has a motorcycle and leather jackets and makes out with girls right in front of Addison’s house. But she has a major crush on him and Wes knows it.

When Addison finally finds the courage to not cover for Claire, leaving her to get an Incomplete on a major grade, she makes an enemy. .But she also finds a new friend from Germany. But with a temporary friend from a foreign country, and a guy she can’t have but wants, Addison isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore.

ADDISON BLAKELY: CONFESSIONS OF A PK is a well-written story about a sixteen year old girl with all the angst involved in that age. Best friends who aren’t best friends. Guys. School work. Teachers and single dads finding a relationship… oh and did I mention guys?

Addiosn is real enough that she could be my sixteen year old daughter. The angst she felt about that one particular guy and knowing the right thing to do, was almost tangible. For the more conservative crowd (that follow the six-inch rule) there is some inappropriate touching, though nothing spelled out beyond a hand on a jean button. Realistic for today’s teens. $9.99. 368 pages.

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