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First Date by Krista McGee
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Apr 15, 12

Read in April, 2012

When I browse the summary, I expected a reading of the same ilk as watching "The Bachelor" on TV. That is a story dripping with clichés and romantic scenes full of sloppy declarations that make you roll yours eyes as they appear dull after being used so many times …

So why choose this book? Because like most women, I was raised with fairy tales and a little romance, even through a scripted show, can help you get your mind off your work by dreaming about the handsome prince on his white horse.

So I was surprised by the novel presented by Krista McGee. If the context is that of a reality TV game, the characters and the expression of faith in God was something I had not planned. I had never read a "Christian fiction book", so it was suprising...

Sure, there are typical reality TV scenes: horrible girls who call themselves names, some nasty plots to be the winner and some challenges worthy of the election of Miss America, but I admit I was surprised by the constant references to God in a book of this type ...
Modest and reserved in my belief, I admit I sometimes had the impression that this aspect of the novel was too present for my own taste.

However, during my reading, Addy's reflections on tolerance, compassion in her way of dealing with the others, even when they are awful towards you, led me to introspection.
I am therefore pleased to have chosen this book that I recommend for teens and pre-teens ...

Not necessarily an unforgettable story but a novel that is enjoyable and lead you to question yourself.

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