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Paperback, 367 pages
Published December 2012 (first published November 22nd 2012)
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Angela
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this. So I might be a tiny bit biased.
Lindsay Lock
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, romance
Fantastic YA book. Bad girl meets good boy. Will bad boy give into the pressure of the bad girl or will the bad girl turn out to be not such a bad girl after all? Great read for any young lady or young adult books enthusiast. Loved the main characters and their parallels, but yet differences all the same time [in how they see things/ approach things]. Themes of different forms of relationships, grief/loss, repentance, love, trust, betrayal, facades... so many themes so deeply hit in such an easy ...more
Katharine
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked about Chaste was that it dealt with chastity. (Duh! It's right there in the title!) Like I said, it deals with chastity. As an issue. In a YA book. In many YA books to-have or not-to-have sex is kind of glossed over. It seems that this question-- to have or not to have-- is either THE MAIN ISSUE or is mostly avoided. There are stories about YAs who are having sex, some heart-wrenching stories about those unwillingly having sex, or stories where sex is never part of the landscape, so ...more
Laurel Garver
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
It's fairly rare to find stories for teens with the conflict built around faith to portray that faith in a mostly positive and nuanced way. Though I'm Presbyterian myself, I always enjoy reading about what it's like living inside other faith traditions.

The author gives us a "good boy" Quinn, who struggles to discern where his Mormon faith is genuinely calling him to live selflessly, and how much his family manipulates him, using that faith as a weapon to beat him into submission. When he collide
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Jodie
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In Short
- A slow start but worth the wait.
- Brilliant and strong characters
- Loved the religious side of the book, unique and different.

In Long

Chaste takes quite a common storyline and turns it into a unique and refreshing read which tackles subjects that not many other authors seem to tackle. I always admire an author for doing this.


I really enjoyed the religious side of the book. I'm not religious myself so it was kind of a learning curve for me and I found this side of
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Beth Fred
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I have to admit this had a slow start, but it's worth reading. I point that out, because if you get deterred in the beginning stick it out. It's worth it. This book gets really good. Quinn is rather selfless almost to a fault and Kat is exactly the opposite. But the character transformation Kat makes by the end of the book is beautiful. This is a beautiful story. One thing I really love about it is the way Quin and Kat communicate--necessary for a relationship and the kind of thing you don't ...more
Margie Palmer
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
My approach for reading this book was to try to see it through the eyes of a young adult. Within a very short time I realized that the writing style and the story were quite sophisticated and I was hooked. I was suddenly reading because the grown-up me, who usual eschews teen romantic fare, could not wait to find out what was going to happen to the characters. I especially liked the even handed treatment of human beings that Angela shows in her writing. Reasons for behavior are explored without ...more
Jobie
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Review of Goodreads "First Reads" edition:

I feel like this book needs a little more time in the oven. My approach was to read it with the high-schooler in me in mind...I just couldn't get into it. I had a very hard time following it. Even with the character names as each title, they sounded like one another and I kept finding myself pausing trying to figure out who was who. They are a boy and a girl, and I was getting confused. Weird. There are good scenes, but they need a better lead and finish
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Spunky N Sassy
SNS Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ★★★★✰ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book was a sweet mix of romance and religious conflict. I found the religious conflict between the two principal characters very intriguing and it made it hard for me to put the book down. I have always enjoyed a book with a lot of conflict brewing between the two main characters as they fall in love. It's usually boring for me if the couple resolves things too quickly. Very intriguing read
Ariana
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me by the author. I enjoyed the book very much. I loved reading it and look forward to reading more of your books. I did not not expect for him to get back with the girl but I'm kind of glad that he did. I wish there are more boys out in the world that are like Quinn. Willing to protect the one that they love even if it means they may get harmed. This is a must read book. :D
Michelle
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The writing was pretty good, but needs some polishing. There were way too many mistakes overlooked by editors, which distracted me as well.

Otherwise, the story is compelling enough to propel the reader. I feel like the ending is very Mormon-y; everyone is happy, and the non-Mormon agrees to live by Mormon standards.
Liz
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, own
This is not what I typically read, but I consider the author a friend. I found the subject matter interesting, and from growing up Mormon I found the portrayel of Mormons accurate.
Phannie
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a bit of a slow start for me, but I found myself continuing to read because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Overall, if was a pretty good book.
Shelli Proffitt Howells
Although the book was flawed, I felt drawn into the story and it kept me hooked throughout.
Cassie Hawkings
This book is going to be interesting. I look forward to reading it.
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