Monday, March 26, 2012
Purity - Jackson Pearce
"A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in that order. "
While on her death bed, Shelby's mother made her promise things:
1. to listen to her father.
2. love as much as possible
3. live without restraint
Fast forward into Shelby's high school years. She lives by the promises she made. Sometimes, what her father doesn't know is for the best.
Shelby's father decides to join the planning committee for the annual Princess Ball. During the Ball, fathers vow to help their daughters live a pure life. Daughters vow to live a pure life. No drinking. No drugs. No bad behavior. No sex.
This throws a wrench in Shelby's promises to her mother. Is it possible to keep her promises and make the vow?
Shelby decides that she must lose her virginity before the vows. In her mind, this is the only way to keep both.
ARC received from Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 24, 2012