Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Debutante by Kathryn Williams

Annie McRae was ready for her senior year of high school, I mean it is suppose to be the best one right? Well at least that is what Annie thought until, her parents dropped the bomb that they were moving to Beaufort, Alabama the place where her Dad grew up. Annie quickly realized that her dream of going to Brown will be her only way to escape the "woods". Her pain only becomes worse when she finds out that the only way her Grandma will pay for Brown is if Annie makes her debut at the Magnolia Ball. Having no interest in taking part in this southern tradition Annie holds out hope to receive a sports scholarship. When she does not receive the scholarship she decides to just suck it up and deal with it (but that does not mean she has to like it). Somewhere in all this debutante chaos and learning how to be a lady she slowly begins to realize that it is OK for her to make friends in Alabama especially when she needs them the most. Annie also leans that a little southern charm looks awfully nice on a guy.

I really like how much Annie's character changes throughout the book. She goes from the typical stereotype that all people from the South are hicks from the woods to learning that they are not so bad after all. This was a fun light read that I really enjoyed and kept me laughing. I'm really looking forward to reading more by this author.

The cover posted here is just for the galley. It will most likely change. The Debutante is due out in May.


James said...

Hey! The comment page finally works for me!

Anyway, loved your review! I recently got this book in my mail, and I'm looking forward to reading it once I get through everything else, especially now that I've read your review of it. :)

Happy New Year!!!

Book Chic

Em said...

Sounds like a good book, I'll have to check it out. :)