Title: Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Published By: Barbour Publishing Inc. (Jan. 1, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy e-galley
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 3.5-4 Stars
Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tireless 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.
This is one of those books that I really don't quite know how to rate.
The main character Addison was a pretty confused girl trying to live up to the stigma of being a preacher's daughter while also trying to find her wants and beliefs along the way without disappointing anyone during her journey to self discovery.
I liked that she was a strong character and that she stood up for herself and stuck with what she felt was right even though she had some pretty serious pressure and temptations along the way.
I think it is easy to forget sometimes who you are and what you believe in and it is easy to let someone else sway you. I like that Addison didn't sway. That she discovered what she wanted and she stuck with it even though it may have hurt some others along the way and that her choices weren't always easy.
I think the characters, Addison, her dad, Wes, Luke, and even Claire were all pretty realistic flawed characters.
It was nice to read something that felt real.
I can't say I was completely happy with the way everything turned out and the book kind of ended without any real conclusion to the story (maybe a sequel?) but it was definitely a good read and worth the time it took to read it.
Thanks for the review! I definitely hope to write books 2 and 3 in the series, but that's gotten to be tricky because of changes at the publishing house. Honestly, if you would send Barbour a letter requesting a series, it would help a lot. I'd love to show you guys the rest of Addison's story :)ReplyDelete
I didn't realize it was part of a series, that is awesome!ReplyDelete
I really hope you are able to get them published. :)
I am too! :) We'll see what doors open. It's a timing issue.ReplyDelete