Sunday, July 1, 2012

Book Review: Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Knee Deep

Author: Jolene Perry
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Tribute Books (May 1, 2012)

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from Tribute Books. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★  

My thoughts:

Knee Deep tells the story of Ronnie, a high school student going through a typical dilemma of a teenager - falling in love with two boys at the same time. I know that kind of emotional conflict is common in almost all young adult books or let's just say any romance book, YA or not. Love triangle? Is there any other conflict better that that? I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this one but I was wrong. The book offers something else. While it focuses on the teenage drama of the three characters, it also discusses family, moral and sex issues. 

Read the synopsis below, if you're a teenager and going through the same dilemma, I think this book can certainly guide you to make the right decision. Mommies, I also encourage you to read this, it would help you better understand your teenagers.  

About the book:

Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He's her soul mate. He's more uptight every day, but it's not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she's adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he'll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He's the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she's playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

About the author:


Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of
Night Sky and The Next Door Boys.


Tribute Books said...

Jenai, thanks for the review!

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