Putnam Juvenile (Hardcover)
April 26, 2012
Kicked out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own
Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata.
Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?
"Nail biting tension and a plot that just won't quit. The Right & the Real is a romance with attitude and a romp with heart." - Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author of The Uninvited and the critically acclaimed, Blink & Caution
“The Right & the Real has everything a reader could want: a gutsy heroine, romance, betrayal, and a pace that will keep you reading late into the night. Anthony’s character shows us what it takes to survive in a gritty urban landscape when all you have are some unlikely allies, your own wits, and belief in your future.” – Eileen Cook, author of The Education of Hailey Kendrick and Unraveling Isobel
I have not yet read Joëlle Anthony's Restoring Harmony, but The Right & The Real has completely grabbed my attention. I tend to love books most books about religion and/or cults and it's even better when the two are woven together well.
I hope I won't have to wait six months to read this one, but if I do, it will give me something else to look forward to as spring/summer approaches!
Any book you're especially waiting on this week?