Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Queen of Kentucky
Author: Alecia Whitaker
Pages: 375 pages
Level: Middle School High School
Recommendation: Okay Read
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would prefer to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. She's on top of the world, even though her best friend and the boy next door Luke says he misses "plain old Ricki Jo."
Review: Fun and easy contemporary read for those girls who are tired of dystopian or paranormal genres. The writing is light and the characters are ones that youth can relate to.