Title: Faking Faith
Author: Josie Bloss
Genre: Contemporary YA
Source: personal copy
Published: November 8th 2011 by Flux
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2
After a humiliating “sexting” incident involving a hot and popular senior, seventeen-year-old Dylan has become a social outcast—harassed, ignored, and estranged from her two best friends.
When Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she’s fascinated by their old-fashioned conversation themes, like practicing submission to one’s future husband. Blogging as Faith, her devout alter ego, Dylan befriends Abigail, the group’s queen bee. But growing closer to Abigail (and her intriguing older brother) forces Dylan to choose: keep living a lie or come clean and face the consequences.
Poor Dylan Mohaney! This book is one series of bad decisions after another! First she falls victim to a sexting scandal, and goes all Carrie Underwood on her boyfriend – which coincidentally? Is also caught on video.
Then, while still grounded from the above incidents, she uses her parents credit card to buy a bus ticket to meet a girl she’s met on the internet – telling her parents she’s on her way to some school related summer camp. (At this point? I was seriously wanting to shake some sense into Dylan. I blame that on the mixture of my own experiences as well as being a mother.)
Of course the internet friend (Abigail) doesn’t know Dylan, she knows Faith. The sweet, Duggar-esque farm girl who loves God. Throw in Abigail’s totally cute older brother, Dylan’s true city girl attitude and a (nearly)arranged marriage scandal and you’ve got a great book!
Now go! Read Hobbitsies review (because it was so fabulous it caused me to pick this book up, then not put it down!) And then go read this book!