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Staying Pure (Payton Skky #1)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  296 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Payton Skky is beautiful and popular and dating Dakari Graham, the most attractive and desirable guy in their Georgia high school. The problem? He wants to have sex with her while she wants to obey God and stay pure until marriage. With pressures coming from all sides, Payton begins to wonder if waiting is really worth it. When he breaks it off with her for a more willing ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Lift Every Voice
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Robin
Dec 18, 2007 Robin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teens who like realistic fiction
This evening I've been reading steadily about a high school senior who wants to stay pure and not have sex with her boyfriend. He isn't as into his faith and finally dumps her for Starr Love, another girl who is willing to "satisfy" his needs! But, luckily Payton is voted Homecoming Queen and later we learn about the preparations for her experience as a debutante at a cotillion. Oh, did I mention this book is set in Georgia? I was trying to explain the plot of this novel to a teen I was talking ...more
Shawnette
Oct 30, 2007 Shawnette rated it it was amazing
Every Teenager Should Read This Series

I was definitely NOT a teenager when I read this novel, however, I wish someone had given me such a thought-provoking novel in my teen years. This book was an inspirational read. Mrs. Perry-Moore, thank you for sharing such a well-developed, morally sound teen character in the Payton Skyy Series. Through your gift of writing, more and more young people will learn that it is not enough to be pretty or popular, it means nothing WITHOUT GOD! I ENJOYED THIS BOOK
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Katira
Nov 26, 2008 Katira is currently reading it
This book is really good so far. Its about how this girl had a boyfriend and since they had graduated from highschool He wanted to have sex with her. She turned him down and he got mad. Thats all ive read so far
Julie S.
Jul 29, 2014 Julie S. rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2014
Characters were sometimes flat and unbelievable in this book that slipped into preaching too often. Books with messages and books about teen issues are fine in general, but I found this to be too didactic.
Elissa
Sep 28, 2008 Elissa rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Good for those with strong faith that want to read a book about someone just like them. And avoiding the temptation of sex before marriage.
Neicey
Nov 30, 2008 Neicey rated it it was amazing
Very Good Book
Dee
Nov 26, 2008 Dee added it
Good Christian fiction series for teens
Alexis
Apr 05, 2015 Alexis rated it really liked it
Theme:
_Sex before marriage
_having faith
_friendship

Characters:
Payton Skky Payton Skky has her own thing going on. She is one of the most popular girls in school, her family is doing well financially, she is dating the cutest and most popular guy in school—Dakari Graham—and she’s a cheerleader. Payton is a bit self-observed. I think Stephanie Perry Moore made Payton that way so that readers could see the well-rounded change in her personality and decisions throughout this book series. I like P
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Vanessa Lawson
Jun 09, 2011 Vanessa Lawson rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! This book had me thinking about my own teenage drama that is going on in my life. This book to me is really appealing to the teenagers because it's about the lives of some teenagers. What drug me into this book was the way the author in the beginning on page 10 of the book chapter 1 started off with dialogue and imagery and dove straight into the action of what was going on. for example in the text it said, "No! i shouted at the top of my voice. Stop Dakari. Please stop! ...more
Skylarjoyce
I absolutely LOVE this book. Anyone who wants this book, buy it on Amazon. It's all about a girl called Payton Skky and she's confused about what to do.
PAYTON SKKY has everything a high school senior girl could dream of - popularity, well-to-do parents,and excellent grades. To top that off, she dates the most sought and hottest boy at her school, Dakari Graham. However,when Dakari puts on the pressure to take their relationship tp the next level, Payton goes numb.
Jessica Ubani
Apr 14, 2014 Jessica Ubani rated it it was ok
Shelves: jessica
I love Stephanie's books I normally hate reading books but her books are the only books I can read over and over without getting tired or any of those things so I really thank her for writing and also she for being a role model to many youths out there like me I know I write stories and I lo up to you Stephanie when I am in need thank you and I hope you make it to goodreads
Adrienna
Jan 14, 2009 Adrienna rated it did not like it
Why I cannot get into her YA books, not sure...but I tried. Guess I was reading street lit then and hard to grasp on to this book.
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Feb 10, 2009 Bubblegum twinkiesz rated it it was amazing
SO FAR THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD I CAN'T STOP READING IT THAT MY MOM SAYS IF YOU DON'T STOP READING THE BOOK I'M GONNA TAKE IT AWAY UNTIL THE WEEKEND
Mackenzie Hastings
Feb 14, 2014 Mackenzie Hastings rated it really liked it
Very good book, still sad that the movie is no longer happening because of creative differences though but it's still a good book though.
Dani
Bad chapter endings, dumb main character, dumb supporting characters, and predictable story. Overall, very stupid book.
Tracy Nicole
Aug 03, 2011 Tracy Nicole rated it really liked it
Great book for a young girl entering high school. Great life lessons about staying true to yourself and who your real friends are.
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