The first in the Dating Games series moves along quickly, but the characterization lacks depth. Questions about friendship and Christian values are presented realistically but not overwhelmingly, and teen readers will be entertained by the drama and excitement. First Date is a fast read and amusing story that ends with more adventures to come.

The boys at Northwood High have been given a challenge by one of their teachers to not tempt their Christian values by dating. But new girl Devon devises a plan to encourage them to invite her and her friends to the homecoming dance. The dating game begins, but not all five girls are comfortable with the object. Should makeovers and romance conflict with loyalty to each other and their religious beliefs? (REVELL, Oct., 224 pp., $12.99)
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Kerry Sutherland