Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Review: The Right & The Real by Joelle Anthony

Title: The Right & The Real
Author: Joelle Anthony
Pages: 281
Publisher: The Penguin Group
Year Published: 2012

"Seventeen-year-old Jamie should have known from the beginning that something was wrong with the Right& the Real Church, but she was too caught up in her feelings for Josh- a handsome jock and the son of a church elder- to care. She's never had the most stable life, what with a drug-addicted mother and a recovering-alcoholic father, but her relationship with Josh may have driven her life completely off the rails. Her father is now a full-blown member of the church, and for refusing the join, Jamie's been kicked out, onto the streets. She even lost Josh- well, sort of. He can't see her in public, but he will definitely sneak around with her- at his convenience, of course.
 Heartbroken, and with her life in upheaval, Jamie doesn't know who to trust. When she forms an unlikely friendship with an ex-con he might just be her saving grace. But then her father finds himself in serious trouble, and she will have to handle that too. Jamie may be ready to rescue him, but will she be able to forgive?"

My Rating: 3.5/5

This book is a make you wonder kind of book... What if this happened to you? What side would you be on? What would you do? So on, and so on. Mainly it made me think about other things I have read/heard about cults. Some people have no problem with them. And I suppose maybe there are good ones (not that I've heard of but maybe). Wait are there good cults? I guess what I'm getting at is religion is a blessing and a curse. great things have come about because of beliefs, but there have been wars based on it as well.
Let's end that rant there. I think this book was intriguing because of the subject matter, but throughout it seemed to stray from the subject. I also found the main character was fairly generic. Nothing special.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

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