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Perfectly Dateless (Universally Misunderstood Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

This book is so good. I just started middle school. It was so good for me and other young readers.

posted by Anonymous on February 23, 2013

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13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Sympathetic, funny heroine, but some caveats to the actual story

Daisy is Christian teenager with a perfect GPA and a heart set on college and major life goals, but she also wants to be a teensy bit more "normal," which means that she wants to socialize, go to her senior prom, and stop wearing only the clothes her mother makes for he...
Daisy is Christian teenager with a perfect GPA and a heart set on college and major life goals, but she also wants to be a teensy bit more "normal," which means that she wants to socialize, go to her senior prom, and stop wearing only the clothes her mother makes for her. It's easy to sympathize with her problems, because what she desires isn't unreasonable. Daisy doesn't need to rule her high school or date the hottest guy in town--she just wants a regular boyfriend and some store-bought jeans.

I loved reading Kristin Billerbeck's Christian chick lit back in undergrad, so I was really excited to try out her first YA novel, but though I adored Daisy and her narrative voice, the story itself went kind of wild. For a small example, there are several occasions when someone dresses up in an elaborate costume: Daisy's dad is an actor of sorts, and her mom spends the early pages of the book making over a giant duck suit to look like a goose suit so Daisy's dad can be the goose who laid the golden egg, because someone's hired him to dress that way for a marriage proposal. There's some more improbability going on, with her best friend Claire going viral on Youtube by doing a dance to "Single Ladies" in her hotdog stand uniform, and Daisy's parents doing a 90's-rap sketch about peer pressure in front of her whole school. Maybe one of these things could happen without being implausible, but even for a comedic YA, having all of them in the same story felt too slapstick for me. And without spoilering, I'll say that events get even more hugely dramatic toward the end of the story.

Mr. and Mrs. Crispin have got to win some sort of prize for well-intentioned-yet-mortifying parenting. They're not mean or oppressive, but they're clueless about thieir daughter's need to be socially accepted and they don't seem to know how to empathize with anyone younger than they are.

One other problem I had was the romantic subplot/s. I experienced a lot of confusion over whether Max or Chase was The Guy for Daisy, and it was hard for me to tell who to trust, because they were both painted as slightly too good to be true. The the "who do I trust?" question gets resolved in a very emphatic way, but I wasn't certain which way it would go for a long time.

Daisy's a cute heroine and I love her OCD tendencies, her encyclopedic knowledge of random trivia, and her meticulously reasoned-out lists of guys who might potentially take her to prom. But despite having a winning MC, a large portion of the story didn't seem realistic, which is a shame, because I feel that if the author had stuck to regular situational comedy and the great exisiting dialogue, the novel could have really soared. If you'd like a really good read from this author, check out her Ashley Stockingdale series.

posted by Tiger_Holland on October 23, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Great book!

    This book is so good. I just started middle school. It was so good for me and other young readers.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Gg

    Ok this is a great book!!! Daisy's problems are very easy to understand. I immediatley liked her. And the mom is very annoying!! The author does a great job of portraying the characters

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Love Daisy Crispin!

    Nerd's of the world unite! I was invisible in high school and although Daisy's world is much more colorful, I loved reading this book. I love her journel entries and obsession with boys. Kristin Billerbeck did a great job with this character. I loved perfectly invisible as well.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Awesome book!!!!

    Great book for high school girls, especially those who are concerned about dating and are wanting a boyfriend. It tells of a high school senior who struggles with these issues, and although her parents aren't relatable to most teenager's parents, she shows how a teenage girl should follow God and not the world. It is a great read, keeping you reading until the very end. Although the ending doesn't give much closure to what happens afterword, it is still another great book by Kristen Bilerbeck. I hope she continues writing novels for young girls, because this one was great!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Hi

    I like how its free its a great book i love one direction who else does

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Awesome book

    I loved it im so buying the rest of the series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Love it

    This is a good book for me to read and i could under stand all the problems daisey was going thru at this time and my little sisster she is 9 could understand it to so rilly good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Love it!!

    This is a great book for youger readers such as myself. The story is very interesting. And some characters may be frustrating at first but as the book progresses you begin to love them! It is a great story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    I want a free copy like everyone else!!!

    :-)

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2014

    Click This

    Kiss your hand and then post this to three different books and in the morning you will have an iphone 5s under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    I love this book!!!!

    This book was a great read, with a great plot and story :) RECOMEND IT 100%

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    I was born this way

    By lady gaga

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Great!

    Very good book, few grammer mistakes, over all the book is fantastic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. It was clean and funny and kept your interest. Highly recoment for teen to adults

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE THIS BOOK I AM READING IT A SECOND TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Awesome book!

    Ok this is like the best book ever!!!Although the part about Daisy and Chase dissapointed me.But it was still a really good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book.

    I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Geez, its just other characters beliefs.

    You believe in something, right? Like that KU is a sucky team( still is) or that the cardinals shouldn't have won the superbowl. Well these people just happen to believe in God, which is perfectly reasonable. I believe in God, just like other people belive in Allah or Karma. And yes, the KU thing was my opinion, but I was making a point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Anonomous

    This is such a good book everyone should read it and max sounds so hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    I lloved it

    This is a book that I could somewhat connect with as a teenage christian girl. Both Daisy and I had a lot in common

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