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Staying Pure (Payton Skky #1)

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  273 ratings  ·  30 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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Dec 18, 2007 Robin rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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
Julie S.
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.
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
Sep 28, 2008 Elissa rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
Nov 26, 2008 Dee added it
Good Christian fiction series for teens
Very Good Book
_Sex before marriage
_having faith

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
Vanessa Lawson
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! H ...more
Jessica Ubani
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
Mackenzie Hastings
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.
very good book in have ever read
Feb 08, 2014 Motheo added it
i learned a few things from this book
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.
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Tracy Nicole
Great book for a young girl entering high school. Great life lessons about staying true to yourself and who your real friends are.
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.
Bad chapter endings, dumb main character, dumb supporting characters, and predictable story. Overall, very stupid book.
Was gud also
n i learn alot frm it n i hope i keep mine till im married :)
Timera Adams
Every teenager should read this book . Hell , everyone should read this book !
Lil'bit Santana
This book is the best book that I ever read other than the Bluford Series
Caroline Boutcher
this has got to be one of the best teen books ever written!!
very great . stephanie i s a great christian writer.
Dre'ana Williams
this is the kind of books i like to read
nice very nice

just to complicated
Mar 04, 2009 Zion added it
this book was poppin
Chanel Rolle
very dramatic
Mar 30, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
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