Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"First Date" by Krista McGee

{{This is an updated review. Originally posted July 3rd, 2013, it was updated on July 17th, 2015 to the Official Rating System.}}
About this book:

  “The last thing Addy Davidson wants is to be on a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with the President's son.
  She's focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn't even audition for it.
  But she got selected anyway.
  So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show. Right before she realizes that the President's son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.
  Addy's totally out of her comfort zone but that may be right where God can show her all that she was meant to be.”

Series: It’s not officially part of a series, but it’s connected to “Starring Me” and “Right Where I Belong”, in that order. “First Date” is first! ;)

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; Many Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Many talks about God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of those in the Bible; Addy’s parents were missionaries & were killed when she was young (barely-above-not-detailed); Addy’s uncle raised her to be like Jesus; Addy goes to a private Christian school; This whole book is based on the story of Esther.
*Note: Hank is not a Christian (he’s supposed to be Haman), he says he is his own god and hates God; a mention of other gods.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang’, a ‘moron’, a ‘shoot’, an unfinished ‘what the—‘, two forms of ‘dumb’, three ‘duh’s, eleven forms of ‘stupid’; Curses are said but not written; Mentions of drugs.  

Sexual Content- Noticing; Addy’s never been kiss (which there’s no kissing in this novel); A tiny bit of hand holding, hugs & nearness (boarder-line not-detailed // barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of cute boys & crushes; Many talks about dating & boys (Addy says “God first, boys later.”); Jonathon & other boys are called beautiful, cute, gorgeous, hunky, and stunning; a ‘floozie’, a ‘slutty’ and a ‘hot’ when referring to how someone looks; Mentions of clothing being tight or having a V-neck (Addy wears neither); A mention of ladies in Colombia not wearing bras or tops.
            *Note: one of each “we work our butts off…”, “a pain in the butt” and “I saved your sorry behind.”.

-Addy Davidson, age 17
                                      P.O.V. of Addy
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating- 

*happy sigh* I love this author, I really do. Her books always have me hugging it once I’ve read it. Very rarely do I reread a book but this is my third times, I believe, rereading “First Date”. It’s that good! Every time I always love Addy’s faith and this story being based on Esther. With every book I read, whether good or bad, I always have it playing in my mind like a movie, but most I could star in ( ;) ) because of kissing—not with this one! No kissing at all, it’s quite nice, really. :)

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. I soo want to (and am going to) read this book! I have a feeling that I might love it :) I find a lot of books here that I'd like to read, but I'll start with the ones with five stars :)

  2. I enjoyed "First Date" also. :) Here's my review of it, written awhile back: Krista McGee is a pretty great author.