Friday, January 6, 2012
Review: Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary; Chick Lit
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release date: January 1, 2012
File Size/Pages: 1024 kb/368 pgs
Challenge(s) read for: January is NetGalley Month; Chick Lit Plus; 2012 eBook Challenge; Personal A-Z Challenge
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of PK—preacher’s kid—her entire life. But after Wes Keegan revs his motorcycle into town and into her heart, Addison begins to wonder how much of her faith is her own and how much has been handed to her. She isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. Join Addison Blakely as she attempts to separate love from lust, facts from faith, and keep her head above water in her murky, fishbowl existence.
Review: I requested and received this book from NetGalley for a review, and I'm absolutely happy that I requested this book. Addison Blakely was a very relatable character, especially since I'm the daughter of a PK; that's right, my mother's father is a Preacher, so I understood many of Addison's struggles. Despite Addison being 16, she is definitely mature for her age, and she handled obstacles that were thrown her way very well. I loved her friendship with Marta, and I definitely loved Wes' character; he was a huge mystery to me. Addison reminded me a lot of myself; and her developing friendship with Wes really hit home for me, because I have a semi-Wes in my life too, not too much of the bad boy, but certainly the mystery. My most favorite parts of the book was the talent show and the ending. I absolutely loved the events leading up to the talent show and the talent show itself. Although I absolutely loved this book, I was kind of hoping for an Epilogue at the end to kind of touch on a few things that weren't mentioned in the book. Overall, I loved this book; I've never really read a book about Christianity, but this book wasn't just about Christianity; it was about a teenager, going through daily struggles, trying to figure out how to handle those struggles, who happens to find herself along the way, with the help of her best friend. I could understand how Addison got lost along the way, because I mean, who doesn't; you just have to be willing an open to finding your way back. Not only would I recommend this book to a friend, but I'd definitely read this book again; especially if I'd happen to lose myself along the way.