Had a lovely surprise today - one of our teen reviewers stopped by the Library today and dropped off her review of The Debutante by Kathryn Williams. At our April Galley Party, 15 teens attended and took home free advance copies of books, in exchange agreeing to be 'guest bloggers' on our teen site. So, in the first of many such posts (I hope!) and without further ado, here is her review.
The Debutante by Kathryn Williams
Annie is your typical high school senior, dealing with the stress of college applications, school, and cheating ex-boyfriends. Aside from the stress, her life is great. But then she arrives home from school one day to hear her father announce that they are moving back to his hometown. Now Annie is being thrust into the southern culture with her overbearing grandmother threatening to not pay for her schooling if she does not become a debutante. Before Annie knows what has hit her, she's on a roller coaster ride of emotions and trials to becoming the lady her grandmother "knows is in there somewhere" otherwise she may be stuck in the south for good. This story contains all the elements of a typical teenage drama but has a refreshing style. As opposed to the mundane predictable plotline common in pop literature, this story stays closer to home and explores the bonds that arise between people whether it be in friendship or love. I would highly recommend this book to any teenage girl that is looking for a light read that will bring a smile to your face.
Should the Library purchase? B said: Possibly purchase, average book
Suggested age? B said: high school students