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Addy Davidson discovers God's unexpected plans for her life when a reality TV show turns her quiet existence on its head.

The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's sud

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ebook, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Eunice
4 of 5 stars

First Date was a fun, refreshing and delightful read. I'm a sucker for a celebrity-guy-ordinary-girl pairing so when I saw the synopsis it instantly caught my interest. I enjoyed it thoroughly especially the concept of reality TV show. This is also a Christian book so there were parts that discusses about it but it wasn't really overly done so it's okay for you to read it even if you're not a Christian. The writing was also good and fast paced so it was really an easy read.

The story
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Hannah Rodes
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
First Date by Krista Mcgee.
I admit I went into First Date kind of reluctant and not sure if I would even like it. Why? Because me and contemporary novels never got along. Okay, I guess I can’t really say that seeing as I haven’t read a contemporary in three years and have only read five books in the contemporary category in my life. :P

So, this book was super awesome. The characters were fun and super lovable. I loved Kara. She was my favorite …. Well, besides Addy and Johnathon of course. ;)

I
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Jessica
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! This book has made it to my top 5 favorite books. Jesus was poured out in this book so strongly! The fear of sharing the Gospel was on point and the burst of faith that God gives was explained perfectly. I loved this book so much. Addy was growing by the chapter. It was awesome to watch. Jonathan was just the cherry on top.
Emilia
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, love
Not as good as The Selection

I really wanted to like this book. And I did for most of it. Till the character started getting self righteous and acting superior than everyone else. Ugh. I just couldn't stand her after awhile. Her dialogue and attitude towards the end ruined the entire story for me. Just no!!!!

I'm gonna make this short so that I can get to the real issues of the story. The writing was fine nothing to rave about, but nothing terrible either. It was mediocre, something unmemorabl
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Booknut
Swap The Selection's Prince Maxon for the President's son, & a chance to marry a prince for a date to prom, & you get First Date.

A cute coming-of-age novel, First Date ticks all the boxes. It's not too complex, doesn't delve too deeply past its YA borders, and manages to bring about characters who don't stick to your typical 'reality TV' cliches.

I think I would have enjoyed it a little bit more if:
i.) It didn't remind me so much of The Selection.
ii.) The other contestants didn't fully e
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Agnes Sy
Jul 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I think I expected too much out of this book. The summary sounded really interesting, and I was hoping I could relive how I felt when I was reading Meg Cabot's All-American Girl. I know the main storyline is different, but you know the thing with the President's son and all. Made me hope for a bit more romance and chemistry.

This book felt very amateur. It was event after event and the author took no time to really develop the relationships gradually. Characters were all very bland, even the Pre
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Rachel'sbookishworld
4.5 stars. This book was so cute!
Marklessgirl
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
its so good, I'm going to review it on my blog.
Fred
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fred by: Netgalley
First Date is a fun, engaging and sweet read with some thoughtful moments focusing on MC Addy's strongly held Christian faith. 17 yo Addy, a junior at her Christian high school, has her plate pretty full with her studies, golf, and hanging with her characterific bff Lexi. Addy doesn't focus on, or have much respect for, teen idols, reality tv, power shopping or other trendy stuff that would distract her from her goals - getting good grades and getting into an Ivy League college. So she is mystif ...more
Ally Martin
Feb 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate to give a negative review because I really wanted to like this one. It started off pretty well, but then it got way too hokey, and the little things I suspended disbelief about in the beginning turned too large to overlook (view spoiler). The book wasn't very well written, and the Christian element seemed forced. I was embarrassed for the author during some parts of the book, and that is just not a good feeling when reading. Overall ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
{{This is an updated review. Originally posted July 3rd, 2013, it was updated on July 17th, 2015 to the Official Rating System.}}

About this book:

“The last thing Addy Davidson wants is to be on a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with the President's son.
She's focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn't even audition for it.
But she got selected anyway.
So she does her best to get e
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Joy (joyous reads)
I sometimes buy books without knowing what it's about just to put some variety on my bookshelves - and yes, I'm quite aware that this book hardly represent a rebellious change from my usual reads. This is really not a far cry from say, an errant Stephen King novel in my shelf. Nevertheless, Christian fiction have never been something that I go out of my way to buy. I just haven't really had any mind-blowingly good reads in this genre as of late.

I initially liked the premise of this book. Basical
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Brandi
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Date - Krista McGee
(*SPOILER ALERT!!!*)
So I was walking through the library one day, looking for more books to read, even though my library bag was already filled with novels of choice. As I was scanning the spines, this book caught my eye. Actually, it was the title, First Date, that grabbed my attention. It sounded romantic and sweet. So I of course had to look at it. I read the summary on the back covered and it piqued my curiosity. So I requested it. I read all my other books first 'cu
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Anna
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
One guy, a hundred girls, and one prom night.
Jonathan Jackson must choose between girls from across the country, to attend his senior prom, on a reality T.V. show.
Oh, did I mention that the guy is the President's son?
And the whole thing is derived from the story of Esther.
Yes, please.

Before getting a copy of this book I actually found Addy's friend Kara's first. Which I'm relieved I waited out for this book first. I wouldn't have known the beginning of their friendship!

I loved the idea of this.
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Melissa
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 5-stars
This is an awesome read!! It's loosely based on Esther from the Bible, but set it today's world, with reality tv, paparazzi, the internet and more. Addy is such a relatable character. You can't help but root for her. Fellow reality show contestant Kara is a great source of comedy and strength for Addy during their time on the show and the other characters add so much to the story. I loved the comedic elements to the story as well. Simply put this book made me smile, which as stressed as I am at ...more
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I really liked this book, but not as much as I thought I would. I really, really loved the Anomaly trilogy, I thought since this book was by the same author, I would love it the same way. I didn't, but it's still one of the better books I've read. :) I think the reasons I didn't like it as much, are mianly because it's kind of predictable, and some of the characters are really annoying. (Anna Grace, Lila, Hank - until kinda towards the end, but I'm not gonna give any spoilers - etc.)

Clean rating
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Alyssa
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any girl!!!
Recommended to Alyssa by: Shannon
I had an opportunity to read this book before it came out thanks to an author friend of mine. This is such an adorable book! I enjoyed it from beginning to end! I even read it in one sitting! This book made my heart pound out of my chest!! It is released on January 10, 2012 and I recommend every woman go out and get herself a copy of this book when it's released! :)
Shannon
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Had the opportunity to read an arc of this delightful book. It's a fun, modern twist on the story of Esther with characters that are easy to fall in love with. A perfect choice for teen girls who enjoy contemporary fiction and a little Cinderella in their story.
Laura
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I really enjoyed this book. To me, it was a Christian non-Royal version of The Selection series, by Kiera Cass
Jerry
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Quickie Review

A fun story featuring a likable heroine and plenty of teen drama. Fans of Christian "young adult" fiction will definitely like this.

Score: 4/5
Amy
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*snickers*
Ooh, I knew this one was going to be corny but even for Christian romance it outdoes itself. Clever? Certainly. Believable? Not at all.
Salma
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Another book by the author of Anomaly!

So first of all, loved it this book. I mean it seemed kind of clichéd and I couldn't help casting my mind back to America and The Selection, but it was lovely.

Plot;
The plot was amazing and I couldn't put the book down but I wanted something else. I wanted a book that wasn't always centered on the main character's "good side". I wanted to see Addy's flaws, something that would make me think twice before liking her. But no. All I got was, Addy was the "perfe
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Lillian Bittle
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A modern retelling of the Biblical story of Esther.
Ashley Urquhart
I thought this book was going to have a really fun teen Bachelor-esque vibe to it. Instead, it mostly focused on our main character and her internal debate about whether or not to tell the people around her that she's Christian. Which...to be honest, I don't really understand the dilemma especially when she's reading her Bible out where everyone can see. She also has an internal struggle about not being able to date someone who's not Christian. Here's the thing, I grew up in a very religious hou ...more
Hilda
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, arc
It’s a peaceful, normal day when Addy Davidson is called by her headmaster. She is about to get one of the biggest shocks in her life. Addy is a model student, the straight-A girl from a Christian school whose only dream is to go to an Ivy League school. Having a chance to compete in a reality show has never crossed her mind before. Especially when the prize of the reality show is being the President’s son’s prom date!

Addy has no desire to participate. She finally agrees when his uncle states th
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Let me start this by saying that this greatly remind me of the The Bacheloror more likely a teen version of it, wherein the girls compete in all different kinds of competition from talent to intellectual. I've had this book for quite awhile now and didn't find the time to read it until the last few days ago.

Addy Davidson may be the last girl in the world who wants to star on a reality show to win a date from the president’s son. She has more important things to do such as focusing on her studies
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Sam
First date by Krista McGee was a fun read, that has you laughing and smiling all the way through.

Addy Davidson discovers God's unexpected plans for her life when a reality TV show turns her quiet existence on its head.

The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlig
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Title : First Date

Series : -
Author : Krista McGeee
Pages : 336
Release Date : Jan 10th 2012
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers
Format : eBook/ eGalley (PDF)
Source : NetGalley - Owned


My Opinion :


Krista McGee brings up a fun and romantic debut novel.


It's been a long time since I have read an eBook, mainly because I have so many physical books to read and review, but I really wanted to read First Date, and so I
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Cheryl Olson
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Isn’t it always a wondrous thing to behold a shooting star as it crosses the sky? It’s something special and new each time and sort of a thrill to get to see. Those are my thoughts in meeting this new author Krista McGee. Her first novel entitled First Date is a charming novel. I love the creativity behind it. I mean who would have thought to cross the ages old Esther story with a little contemporary reality TV show ala “The Bachelor” style and oh yeah, let’s make it a YA book making it G rated ...more
Alanna Love
There is something so enthralling about the story of Queen Esther. The frightened orphan girl turned gorgeous woman… the desperately lonely king… the scores of women fighting for his attention … the impending genocide… the moment where the orphan turned queen can save a nation - that is if she can save herself from her own fears.
But unlike other Bible stories that writers have been able to so aptly transfer to more contemporary settings, Esther seems to defy modernity. I mean, how do you get th
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“I’m not throwing away my first date, Kara.” Addy leaned forward, thinking. “I’m giving it to God.” “I don’t even know what to say to that.” Kara pulled Addy’s ponytail. “I don’t get it. But I admire you. Your faith is real, Addy, no doubt about that. If more Christians were like you, there might be a lot more Christians in the world.” 2 likes
“She asked God to help her remember that she was happiest when she was obeying God,” 0 likes
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