Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye. Sandra Byrd. Tyndale House Publishers.
September 2010. Paperback. 256 pages.
Fifteen year old, Savannah Smith, has been living in London with her family for almost a year. Now that she's getting used to her new church, school, and surroundings, she feels a little more at home. She's also showcasing her journalistic abilities by secretly writing for her school newspapers advice column, Asking for Trouble. When her best friend, Penny, tells her about the annual May Day Ball that most people plan for months ahead of time, Savvy feels the pressure to find a date, and fast! She has her eye on a few cute guys, but they're already taken and have dates for the dance. The last thing she expected was to meet Rhys, the guy every girl had an eye on. She couldn't quite pin point what drew her to him, but she wanted to find out. When he asks her to the dance, she happily accepts to go "as friends". Soon she begins to question her decision and wonder what his real motives are.
This is a very cute, fun, entertaining teen novel that wont disappoint. Savvy is just like any other REAL teen girl that has tough decisions to make, concerns, and doubts. Her struggles with trying to fit in and getting used to a new school and friends are things that are so relatable. The biblically based advice Savvy got from her youth group leader can also be applied to the readers lives if they ever find themselves in a similar situation. That's something I really liked. The authors writing style is fun, refreshing, and easy to read. I'd recommend this for ages 12 and up. There is absolutely nothing in this book for parents to be concerned about, so you can be sure that you're providing your teen with clean reading fun! Oh and moms might even enjoy reading it too. I had a fun time reading this and will definitely look out for the others in the series.
My Rating: 5/5 stars
(This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.)