Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Perfect Shot: Rigaud's Got Game

Perfect Shot
Debbie Rigaud
Simon & Schuster
Reviewer: Doret

I love when a book gives exactly what it promises with good writing and no unnecessary tricks like out of the blue Vampires. Perfect Shot was such a joy to read. If I had known I was going to enjoy it has much as I did, I would've read it sooner.

15-year-old London is a volleyball star. She's working part time at an art store to raise money for volleyball summer camp. A guy (Brent) catches London's attention at the art store. She soons finds herself accidentally entering a modeling competition to catch Brent's attention, a photography intern.

London doesn't feel like she fits in with the other girls. Rigaud does a great job of developing and creating a very likable character in London. Yes, she's tall and beautiful but she's still unsure because of all the name calling in middle school. So its easy why London would feel insecure around the other contestants. Plus, London is more sporty than fashion. It's her best friend Pam that has the eye for fashion.

London's biggest competition is an old frenemy, Kelly. I loved the contest. Think, Next Top Model but online with believable challenges. The Perfect Shot was a whole lot of fun to read. I laughed out loud many times.

Perfect Shot is a part of Simon & Schuster's Romantic Comedy series. It's the first one that features Black characters. It's was so nice to read a light, fun and well written YA book with characters of color. Ages 11 up. Only $6.99

While reading Perfect Shot, I thought of Love at First Click by Elizabeth Chandler. Another great Sports & Boys (S&B) chick lit read.

There's also The Ex Games (snowboarding) by Jennifer Echols

Sports & Boys chick lit is a beautiful thing.


April said...

I just got my copy of Perfect Shot in the mail today! Yay! :-)

Fabulous review, Doret.

I agree, sports and boys are awesome!

pussreboots said...

Looks like a great book. I'm adding it to my wishlist.

Tea said...

I'll bet "Perfect Shot" is wonderful. It's serendipity because I like volleyball. I don't say that about every sport. I love shooting hoops too.

Tea said...

I'll bet "Perfect Shot" is wonderful. It's serendipity because I like volleyball. I don't say that about every sport. I love shooting hoops too.

Jessie Carty said...

i really like this idea of showing the insecurity of even the potentially "popular" kids. i can't recall the name of it, but i read a book when i was a teen about a girl who was "discovered" and starting modeling while in high school. there was so much work involved and less glamor than she thought. it was a really good read. now if i could remember what it was...

danritavetsch said...

Here is a Wonderful & Inspiring Multicultural Children’s book called “The Many Colors of Friendship”. Realizing how important it is to give our children tools and the right education about Diversity, Multiculturalism and Racism, I wanted to write something meaningful that children come away with a positive message. A great way for us to give children ‘wings’ for the future, and encouraging our children to make new and diverse friendships.
Rita Kaye Vetsch