Along the way their are bumps. I also liked that they valued that above the dating aspect of their club. But of course this causes problems. The characters were quick to point out the other girl's flaws regarding their appearances, and even gave 2 of the girls makeovers because they felt that no guy would ever take a second glance at them without highlights in their hair or brand new clothes. I was glad to see that they treated each other better closer towards the end of the book. She is really only concerned with meeting new guys and cannot seem to understand why they are not interested in her.
The book was a fun read that will have you entertained to the end and how it ends makes you wonder if these girls will survive the next book as friends for they are putting blind trust and faith in each other and that was already tenuous at best in the first book. I'm not a beauty queen. I would not, however, recommend this book for its target age group of 13-18. This made me chuckle a bit. The above is my own personal opinion and should be regarded as such. One teen crosses common sense lines, another is hungry for attention and makes a couple choices that set her up for some serious pain.
Not necessarily what I did, but there are many facets to the girls. I don't mean to sound harsh to the author. The girls were thinking with their hearts instead of thinking with their brains. She talks her best friend Emma into joining the club, as well as three other girls who are friends with Emma and tells them all that they can help each other get dates for the Homecoming Dance. However, just when it seems like everything is going okay, the girls seem to get on edge and start bickering amongst themselves turning what was a good idea into a disaster.
I definitely felt like I was back in high school with some of this, as a lot of people I knew who were dating or trying to had lots of drama with their own friends. I really liked them all well Devon kinda drove me crazy most of the time. Oddly enough, though, I remember some of these same situations during my high school years and I am sure things are pretty much the same now. Christianity is discussed but in a low-key kind of way. However, as I remembered the target age for this book High School: 10th grade and up , the story began to make sense to me and how it would possibly appeal to this age group s This is the first book I have read by Melody Carlson and as I started through the first couple of chapters, I was convinced that I was not going to like this book.
Reading this book makes me wish I'd had some sort of dating club with my friends back when we were in high school! It also makes me think about my own high school experience and some similarities that existed when I was a junior and had planned with two of my friends to do a group date, too! I will be reading more!!! All opinions expressed are my own. Still, the things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school. They act like she's invisible and the dance is only three weeks I didn't think I'd enjoy this book when I first started it, but I ended up really liking it! I was sometimes the loner like Cassidy, feeling a little left out. The members commit themselves to maintaining purity, and as each one goes on her first date, she reports back to the club about her experiences. As a woman who has only dated one guy to whom I am married , I found some of this to commend some bad ideas. What could possibly go wrong? Secondly, you will be able to download by Melody Carlson The Dating Games 4: Prom Date The Dating Games Book 4 pdf in just a few minutes, which means that you can spend your time doing something you enjoy.
Some of them aren't too keen on the idea while others really want to date badly. I found it to be clean and it flowed nicely. I felt hearing each characters point of view brought the story together as a whole. One of the girls has lost a grandparent and feels guilty. The ending was a sweet and as was the ending message, which was that friendship is much more important than getting a date to a dance.
The story centers around 5 teenage girls: Devon, Abby, Brynn, Cassidy and Emma who are all different and don't all necessarily get along. So in closing I will give this book 3 stars because I did enjoy it but only because I am firm in my decision to not date. I didn't particularly care for how much emphasis was put on looks in the story and a couple other things, but First Date was still a quick, fun read. I found way too much wrong with it. Don't get me wrong this is a great book with good characters that teaches girls about friendship and how to stick together but I wouldn't recommend it to girls who are home-schooled or don't understand what dating is truly about.
It also makes me think about my own high school experience and some similarities that existed when I was a junior and had planned with two of my friends to do a group date, too! Bestselling author and teen favorite Melody Carlson starts off her newest series with a good dose of fun, tackling two topics teen girls love to read about--friends and boys. A group of girls that attend a Christian school decide that they will start dating boys that they may or may not have a crush on already. The whole not dating in high school thing. I would recommend to those who like to read a quick, funny, and clean book to 13 years old and up. Most of the young adult fiction I read is aimed at ages 13-18 and I would say that this book definitely fits that category. As a teenager I wish that I had a book like this one to read. I guess that was what I liked best about First Date was the friendship that the girls formed.