For fans of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick comes this smart debut young adult novel, equal partsMy Life Next DoorandThe Princess Diariesplus a dash ofThe West Wing.Kate Quinns 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 possibleor thought of at all Kate does have a father Hes a powerful politician And hes running for U.S President Suddenly, Kates 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 Kates new life But who is Kate When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaigns talking points, she must decide Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesnt necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.A real page turner, full of romance and intrigueChicago TribunePerfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot, and Huntley FitzpatrickGlitter.comBoth intelligent and heartfeltBooklist, starred reviewFans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will appreciate thiswell crafted story about love and familySLJSmart, fresh, with a delicious, secret romancePublishers WeeklyFast pacedwill keep the reader coming back for SLCHigh stakesa compulsively readable debutThe Horn Book GuideA can t put down bookSan Jose Mercury News...
|Title||:||The Wrong Side of Right|
|Publisher||:||Dial Books 17 M rz 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||395 Pages|
|File Size||:||583 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Wrong Side of Right Reviews
Reading this book again felt so good. I still love it very much. The story is portrayed realistically and I connected very well with the characters, especially with the protagonist Kate.There are no clichés, Meg is not the typical "Evil Stepmom" and I love how this book also actually gets political and doesn't just brush over some political topics. The book is set during the presidential campaign and we get a "behind the scenes" of it which is very interesting.Family is moreover another big topic as Kate is slowly settling in with her new, with her dad's family. The romance arc is existent and sweet but it doesn't become the main plotline which I very much appreciate.I look forward to future rereads of this book!
three and a half starsupper grades - swearing, sexualityfirst-person POVno AR test but only just publishedstandalonecontemporaryAfter her mother dies suddenly, 16-year-old Kate moves across the country to live with her uncle. A year later she arrives home to find a flock of news reporters camped on her lawn – the Republican senator who is running for president claims she is his daughter. His family takes her in and Kate has to adjust to being in the spotlight. Kate has to decide how she feels about her new family, the uncle she was living with, where to go to school, the President’s son, and if she can handle the politics, especially since her father's are quite different from her mother's. Does her father and his current family really want her? Does she want them? Who can she trust? This is quite a different situation from most high school stories and you really feel for Kate.
Kate Quinn is going through the motions, but is beginning to feel as though she might be starting to rejoin the human race. Her mom was killed in a car crash a year ago, she has no idea who her father is and she's living in South Carolina with her uncle and aunt. When she leaves school one day, she sees a bunch of TV and news vehicles in the parking lot and her anxiety level jumps as she flashes back to the day Mom died and there was a similar assembly of vehicles. No sooner does she get in her beat-up Buick, than her phone rings and her uncle tells her to come home immediately. That further increases her unease and when she has to push through a mass of cameras and microphones when she arrives home, that nearly puts her over the edge. What's waiting inside is shocking, but answers a longstanding question. Sitting in the living room, surrounded by secret service agents is Massachusetts Senator Mark Cooper, the front runner for the upcoming Republican nomination for president. Kate learns very quickly that an article in the New York Times outed him as her father. Mark had an affair with her mom while she worked on his first campaign when he ran for state senate. In short order, Kate is offered the chance at the family she had been dreaming of for years. After confessing to his wife about the affair, his career continued to the point where he's a bigwig in the party. Kate learns that she'll gain a stepmom and twin step-siblings. The catch is that she has to play by the campaign rules while figuring out how she really feels and how the new family members are going to treat her. It's a huge learning experience, complicated by an issue her father is pretty rigid about that affects Kate in ways she's not initially ready to deal with because it involves her real friends back in Los Angeles. An even bigger complication is her meeting and subsequent attraction to Adam, the 'bad boy' son of the current president, a democrat. I really, really like this story. It feels authentic and every one of the characters is very well crafted. Kate's continued attempts to comply with what's expected of her and the growing realization that she's got to be true to herself, makes for great page-turning tension and the way her relationship with her step siblings and Adam develop are just about perfect. This is a wonderful book for teens who like politics, a quirky romance or protagonists who wrestle with big emotional and moral questions.
I read this book over Thanksgiving break, so I was a little worried I'd be too sick of politics after the election. But Thorne is visiting my high school in March, so I pressed on for the cause. I still found the story very compelling, and the MC was very likable. I threw up in my eyes sometimes during the parts her dad and his right-hand man treated her like absolute crap, but unfortunately, there won't be a girl in America who won't recognize and identify the pattern of undermining in those situations. My tenth grade English students and my mom are all reading this now and loving it, so it's a story all ages can enjoy.
I really loved this book and would encourage any one who enjoys reading to pick it up. It's not just for YA readers. I'm well past my YA days and I laughed and cried. I also found it refreshingly down to earth and topically relevant. It wasn't about a post apocalyptic future, there is no threat of life and death, it is just a real, heart felt story of a young finding a family she never knew she had, and the challenges she faces adapting to her new life. Did I mention that her new family includes a father (she never knew about) who is running for President! This story is full of details about a presidential election I've always wondered about but never researched, and told to me in a fun and digestible way, through the eyes of a liberal teenage girl being thrust in the media's lens of republican politics. It's a story about love and family and it made me feel all the feelings. I'm a big fan of Jenn Marie Thorne and I can't wait for her next book.
Political nuance and the shifting motivations of the characters combine to create a surprising and interesting book. This thoughtful novel has layers, and just enough character imperfections to be realistic. No one is perfect, actions have consequences, and the gray shading is believable in a media infused background. The reader stays interested. Smart writing. Not your typical coming of age book. Likeable. A great single sitting story.