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Review | First Date

Author’s Synopsis:

Five high school friends have one thing in common as they start their sophomore year: none of them have ever been on a “real” date. With homecoming looming, they make a pact and start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game). They’re sworn to secrecy–and to purity–but the club is their way to set each other up on their first dates so they can report back to the DG. Of course, they all make different choices about how to deal with their parents and how to act on their dates, and they discover that they all have totally different experiences. Still, the things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

Bestselling author and teen favorite Melody Carlson starts off her newest series with a good dose of fun, tackling two topics teen girls love to read about–friends and boys.

Hott Review:

I really thought I’d devour this book but it was a hard read for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great book, it just wasn’t for me.
Being a mom of teenage boys it really irked me that these girls set out to corrupt them by trying to capture their attention. However, this is a book I’ll absolutely give my daughter when I believe it’s applicable & it’s a book I’d suggest reading and then sharing with your girls – and boys – there is so much “real life” captured in these pages it’s perfect for all of us!


Author: Melody Carlson
Source: Bring It On Communications
Grade: B+
Ages: 14+
Steam: YA
Series: The Dating Games #1

Author Bio:

Melody Carlson has written around 200 books for teens, women and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at www.melodycarlson.com

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