Author: Jenn Marie Thorne
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads: Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?
Ope’s Opinion: This story felt like it should be made into a movie. This did not feel like a young adult book. The main character is a young adult, but there are many adults in this story.
I thought the pace of this story was too slow for most YA readers. Counting down the days until the election went very slowly. It made all the relationships move slow also. There were too many details about what Kate was wearing, who was on the bus, etc. that didn’t really add to the story.
Kate and Andy’s interactions were fleeting. It left me wanting more. I wish it had been more developed, it could have been so much fun to read.
The ending wrapped up too quickly and too neatly, but then again – that would have made it good for a movie.