Saturday, July 30, 2011

Book Review: Perfectly Invisible by Kristin Billerbeck

Perfectly Invisible by Kristin Billerbeck
Publisher: Revell
Publish Date: July 1, 2011
Paperback, 266 pages
Young Adult
ISBN: 9780800719739
Universally Misunderstood #2

My Review:
I found Perfectly Invisible to be a cute, fun and lighthearted book while still trying to teach a lesson, much like the adult Kristin Billerbeck book I have read.  It is actually the second book in the series, and while I felt I would have benefitted from reading the first book, I wasn't completly lost and felt like as the book went on Ms. Billerbeck did a good job of filling in any holes that I felt were left in the early stages of the book.

The book is about Daisy Crispin and her final few months of high school at a Christian prep school where she is the poorest student there.  I did kind of get tired of her poor me attitude, but realized through the book it was important for her growth in the book for her to be like that.  I actually felt for her through part of the book.  She's just your average everyday confused teenage girl.  She's not sure what is going on with her best friend, her supposed boyfriend or even her parents.  Lots goes on in this book and there is quite a bit of humor and that is what makes the book for me.

I enjoyed watching Daisy grow in this book, and I love the interaction with the various players in her life, her parents, her grandparents, Gil (her boss), her best friends, Max, Chase and many others.  There are a lot of great characters and I hope there is another book to follow Daisy on her next adventure and I plan on going back and finding the first book to read too.

My Rating: 4.0/5.0

About the Book:

Life after high school is so close . . . and yet so very far away.
It's Daisy Crispin's final semester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control.
Or is it?
Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is making her sell bad costume jewelry in the school quad—and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation of the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.
Can Daisy get her life back on track? Or is she stuck in this town forever?

Available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

About the Author:
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants and Perfectly Dateless. She lives with her family in northern California. 

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

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