Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pure By: Terra Elan McVoy

Title: Pure
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
Amount of Pages: 331
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publishing Year: 2009
Geared Towards: Teens/PPL who want to read about religion [mainly Christianity]

"I'm glad you have your principals. But I'm not sure we believe the same things anymore. I'm not sure you'll like, if we really talk, what I have to say"

Wdebo's Review (From Front Flap):
Promise. Betrayal. Confession. Revenge.

Tabitha and her four best friends all wear purity rings, symbols of the virginity-until-marriage pledge they made years ago. Now Tab is fifteen, and her ring has come to mean so much more. It's a symbol of who she is and of what she believes-a reminder of her promises to herself and her bond to her friends.

But when Tab meets a boy whose kisses make her knees go weak, everything suddenly seems a lot more complicated. Tab's best friend, Morgan, is far from supportive, and for the first time, Tabitha is force to keep secrets from the one person with whom she's always shared everything. When one of those secrets breaks to the surface, Tab finds herself at the center of an unthinkable betrayal that splits her friends apart. As Tab's entire world comes crashing down around her, she's forced to re-examine her friends, her faith, and what exactly it means to be pure.

Wdebo's Review: Hm, this was a pretty cute book and flows pretty well, though it was a nice read, I would just give/consider this book with an averege rating.

The whole story's idea is mainly centered around religion and what we really believe/questioning what we believe. Mainly on the idea of purity rings. This story idea was a good one, very original, but I personally don't believe in purity rings. I think if you believe in something, you don't need something materialistic to show you believe in something...having your belief is enough.

I was not very happy with Tabitha, she and her friends were very materialistic and melodramatic. She went home just because her friend was having problems that she made personal, even though it had nothing to do with her!!! :O It finally took her 242 pages to find out just how melodramtic she was during this whole book. (I never thought I would be so proud of a character).

Her BFF, Morgan, was a total self-centered B during the beginning of the story, she tunes it down just a scrunch at the very end, but not a lot. I thought all the other girls were ok, just annoying sometimes.

The cover is cute, the cherry and hand on the pink background is very elegant yet simple, quite eyecatching. But, is it just me, or does the hand model's hand look very old? That was annoying me for a while.

Also, I totally have to talk about Jake, Jake is WAY too perfect, it's scary. He's cute and he's a lacrosse player and he is cool with purity rings and he helps solve girl problems. Seriously, too perfect ppl are way scary...

All in all, a cutesy read, perfect for those who are steeped in the Christian religion and want to understand more about this certain aspect of their religion or just for normal, nonreligious ppl (like me!) who need an easy/light read.

Grade: B

Wdebo :)

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  1. Hmm, I like the cover but as for the theme it's not my cup of tea.

  2. Yeah, that's how it is for me too. Since I'm not really religious, so I can't connect to it that much.

  3. I thought this was OK too, but nothing spectacular.

  4. I don't think I'll be reading this one, but thanks for the review! Religious themes aren't my thing.

    - Alex

  5. Thanks, yeah, Im not that big of a fan of religion either.

  6. I pretty much had the same thoughts. Jake seemed way too perfect.

  7. I know, who needs a PERFECT guy anyways? EVERYONE needs faults...or else they're no fun to hang around with!


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