12 July 2014

Quickie Book Review: "Just Ask" ("Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim", No. 1)

Author: Melody Carlson
Published: 2005 by Multnomah
Kim's parents told her they'd buy her a new car...as long as she refrained from getting any traffic tickets. When her father finds out that she was clocked going well over the speed limit, he cuts her a deal: she can get the new car as long as she does an advice column for the local paper. So, Kim adopts the pen name of "Just Jamie", and dispenses the usual teen-friendly advice. However, when a classmate is killed in a car accident, Kim gets asked serious questions about life, death, and what it all means. She went to church with her adopted parents growing up, but has been looking into Buddhism online. Which one has the answers?

My Review
Much like the series premiere of a TV show, this one sets up the story quite well. Reading Kim's advice to teens actually was quite fun. However, the events of the last chapter imply that later books in this series will take a much more somber tone.

Score: 3.5/5

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