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Friday, January 27, 2012

Review: Queen of Kentucky

Title: Queen of Kentucky
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Alecia Whitaker
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would prefer to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. She's on top of the world, even though her best friend and the boy next door Luke says he misses "plain old Ricki Jo."

Caught between being a country girl and wannabe country club girl, Ricki Jo begins to forget who she truly is: someone who doesn't care what people think and who wouldn't let a good-looking guy walk all over her. It takes a serious incident out on Luke's farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular."

Everybody wants to fit in. So while reading this book and seeing what Ricki-Jo is going through, I can relate. High School is hard and life changing. I adored this book cause of the way the author writes about real things that goes on in life. High school, boys, drama, family. All of these elements play an important part in Ricki-Jo's life.

Ricky-Jo is like every country girl. T-shirt, jeans, hair messy and always up to something.  Ricky-Jo is ready for her life to change and she takes charge. New school, new clothes and a new name Ericka. I like that Ricky-Jo wants change. She doesn't want to be just a farmers daughters but wants to make a name for herself.

I like that the story doesn't only tell whats going on in Ricky-Jo's life but also what is happening around her. Ricky-Jo's life is full of drama within her family and friends. Within the family, Ricky-Jo has an amazing heart. She thinks of everyone else before herself and tries to do what she can. 

I also enjoyed the downfall of Erica (Ricky-Jo). I liked that her downfall wasn't all at once, but by piece by piece. I know some people might say she was stupid and naive, but of course she was! She was a farm girl who went to a private school before. I like seeing that she didn't know everything and was learning everything the hard way. Still, Ricky-Jo learned her lesson and became who she is meant to be all along. herself.

This is great book of life and learning. So many life changing moments in our life define and shape who we are. Queen of Kentucky is an amazing read!

I give 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


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  2. First, I love the cover of this one, it's so bright and cheerful and just makes me smile:) Second, it sounds like a cute story, that would just be a quick and fun read. Thanks for the review Savy, hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Such a cute story! I love the growth of the characters.

  3. This title & cover always crack me up. It actually sounds pretty good too! Great review!

    1. It is cute! The country talk, cute boys, and so many other elements, make this a very cute story.

  4. Not what I'd usually read, but it sounds like a good story. From your description I can picture it as a movie.

  5. I think I really do need to look at more contemps. You keep getting these that make me curious.

  6. I haven't seen this before but it does sound like a cute read, great review as always!


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