Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: For Keeps

Josie and her mom Kate are very close. Their age difference -- Kate is only 33 -- allows them to spend friday nights together watching movies and talking about boys. Until Kate starts dating again. Now Josie has to start sharing her, dealing with a new job, and the possibility that her biological father is back in town. The worst part is that he isn't even looking for her. Why? Doesn't he know Josie exists?

Dealing with a parent's dating life is a tough subject on its own, and yet, Natasha Friend just had to add more drama by bringing back Josie's father into the picture. Josie's despise for him isn't set in stone, but understandable after never hearing from him -- not even a letter after all those years. The story wouldn't be complete without a quirky best friend, and Matt Rigby, a cute boy who might just show Josie a thing or two about trust.

A warm, emotional read to keep close to heart. 


  1. I don't usually read contemporary fiction, but this one doesn't sound bad. That there's much more than the usual girl likes boy plot makes it interesting.

  2. I agree. I like books that teach me or remind me of a life lesson.