The Wrong Side of Right
Jenn Marie Thorne
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Summary (from Goodreads): Kate Quinn’s 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 possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s 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 Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?
Review: Ok, I apparently have a bit of a soft spot for stories about teenage girls whose parents are running for or are elected president of the United States. When I found this book in the YA section of the library, I was eager to start reading it, and I finished it quickly. It was a well written and enjoyable read, but I found myself thinking "that would never happen!" a few too many times to give it a high rating. Most notably, Kate seemed to completely hide her true self away from everyone part way through the book, and I found that unrealistic for a teenager suddenly thrust into the country's spotlight. But still definitely a fun guilty pleasure kind of read!
Rating: 3.5 stars