Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Date by Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is back with a new series for teen readers. This one is called The Dating Games and the first book in this series is First Date. As usual, it is perfect for the young readers in your life. 

Sidenote: How Melody continues to crank out book after book is beyond me. They are all so good and so different from each other. I can barely get through the day with an intelligent to-do list. Sigh.

I really enjoyed this book, the only thing that I didn't like is that I kept getting confused with the five main characters as to who was who. Perhaps a little guide at the front with the names of the five teenagers and a slight description of them would help.

In this book we meet Devon, Emma, Cassidy, Bryn, and Abby and follow their adventures as they form the DG club. The book easily sets up the series and I'm anxious to read the rest because you just know something major is going to happen when people start to figure out what they're doing (think: Mean Girls without the mean part).

From the back cover:
Devon, Emma, Cassidy, Bryn, and Abby have one thing in common as they start their sophomore year: none of them have ever been on a "real" date. With homecoming looming, the girls make a pact and start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Games) that has just one objective--dates for the dance.

They're sworn to secrecy, but the club is their way to set each other up on their first dates so they can report back to the DG. They'll have to navigate expectations and rules from their parents, figure out how to act on a date, and endear themselves to the guys they like.

What could possibly go wrong?

This book was provided for review by Revell.

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