Anthony, Joëlle The Right and the Real, 280 pgs. G.D. Putnam's Sons, 2012. Language - R (111 swears, 6 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence - PG;
Jamie's life has always been in the drama department, but, when her father joins a cult during her senior year, life takes drama to the next level. Jamie is kicked out of the house with only her acting skills and the boxes her dad left on the porch for her. Life seems impossible, but by focusing on her dream and leaning on her friends, Jamie just might pull through.
At first, the whole cult idea made me nervous, but The Right and the Real was fun to read. The story was always moving--whether I was laughing or crying--and was both relate-able and adventurous! Unfortunately, the language was too inappropriate for me to fully enjoy reading it.
HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: CCH