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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: Limos, Lattes & My Life on the Fringe

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads: Outcast? Tyler Bonning is used to life on the outskirts and believes she's beyond caring what others, like the popular and wealthy Ruling Class, think of her. Until she's nominated for prom queen as a joke. Unexpectedly hurt, Tyler decides to turn her nomination into a cause and starts a Prom for Everyone campaign that will help make the event affordable. But just as her cause gains momentum, opposition at school and at home forces Tyler to question not only the campaign, but also the way she's perceived by others. As prom approaches, Tyler faces her biggest challenge yet---one her brains alone won't be able to solve. A perplexing leather book might hold the answers, but is Tyler willing to listen?

So... Christian fiction is definitely not my thing. As in there is less than a 1% chance I will actually pick up a book in this genre. I just do not appreciate being preached at. Luckily, this book didn't seem as pushy as some others I've seen, although to be honest, I skipped over most of the sections with the "magic book," so that may be why.

Otherwise, the plot was completely farfetched. Is anyone REALLY dissuaded from going to prom because they can't spend $3000 on it? I'm pretty sure I spent MAYBE $150 on prom, and you know what? No one cared. Why would the so-called "Ruling Class" even worry about what other people are doing? Also, the writing style was pretty awkward. There were sentences here and there that I had to read a few times until I understood what the author was trying to say.

Definitely not the worst book I've ever read, but I don't think I'll be reading it again.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

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