Book Spotlight: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost may be a distant relative of Robert Frost, but she has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a mystery in her lap—one that might be the key to uncovering the truth behind a town tragedy, she decides to take a chance.

Golden is a story about Parker Frost, the perfect example of a good girl. In the beginning of the book, Parker is given a huge opportunity to be considered for a scholarship to Stanford University. But while this may be a great opportunity, Parker feels like something is missing. When her favorite teacher puts her in charge of a project, she uncovers a journal belonging to a local legend. That is where the fun begins.

I’m one of the people who fall into the category of never reading anything by Jessi until now. Let me tell you, I don’t know why I waited so long. This story was fun and interesting and just perfectly emotional in a way any story should be.

Parker is a great character who has to make some tough decisions in her life. She’s been a good kid for so long, she doesn’t know what is hers anymore. It’s the feeling every teenager goes through, the not knowing, and I loved the way Parker’s journey was told.

I really liked Parker’s best friend Kat, who was such a character! She was fun and outgoing. The exact opposite of Parker, which was perfect for the story. I’m also quite partial to Trevor, the flirty McFlirtster and all his gorgeousness. I really felt like Jessi had a great grasp on all of the characters, even those I’m not mentioning in this review because you’ll just have to get the book and read it for yourself.

Overall, Golden was a great read, full of self discovery and sweet characters. I’ll definitely be looking for more of Jessi’s books in the future. Golden comes out May 2013. Get it, read it, love it.

Much love,

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