McGee’s debut novel is an absolute gem. This book truly has something for everyone, teens and adults alike. Addy is a character to admire — from her spiritual maturity to her sincere vulnerability. Anyone who enjoys reality television and a well-told story shouldn’t hesitate to read this great book, which is loosely based on the book of Esther.
Addy Davidson is randomly chosen as one of 100 teen girls from across the United States to compete in a reality TV program in order to win a prom date with the president’s son, Jonathon. Addy is focused on getting into college and she doesn’t want anything to do with the show. Yet those around her think it would be a great way for her to communicate her faith to the world. Addy reluctantly agrees, and against her better judgment begins to fall for Jonathon. Can God really work through her in this strange situation? (THOMAS NELSON, Jan., 336 pp., $9.99)