Daisy Crispin hasdays to find the right date for the prom There s only one problem her parents won t let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone Oh, and she s totally invisible at school, has to wear lame homemade clothes, and has no social skills Okay, so maybe there s than one problem Can she talk her parents into letting her go to the prom Or will they succeed at their obvious attempt to completely ruin her life With hilarious and truthful writing, Kristin Billerbeck uncovers the small and large mortifications that teen girls encounter Readers will fall in love with Daisy s sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship


10 thoughts on “Perfectly Dateless

  1. Delores Delores says:

    Ahhhhhhh What just happened Wow That was just.wow I literally almost screamed from the pure delight of it.in the middle of the library This Was Beautiful I LOVED IT It was charming, funny, cute, romantic, and man, was everyone hot Like seriously Wow Anyway, highly recommend it It was super fun and cute Go get yourself a copy You need it


  2. Jerry Jerry says:

    Universally Misunderstood Sounds like my autobiography Okay, maybe I do have some family and close friends who get me, but most people I know don t seem to understand the method to my madness.As for the book itselfwell, it was a dud Daisy started out likable, but her whining soon wore thin, and her parents have to be the most ridiculous ones I ve encountered in all my years of consuming entertainment Even the mothers and fathers on the sitcoms on which I grew up weren t that nuts As th Universally Misunderstood Sounds like my autobiography Okay, maybe I do have some family and close friends who get me, but most people I know don t seem to understand the method to my madness.As for the book itselfwell, it was a dud Daisy started out likable, but her whining soon wore thin, and her parents have to be the most ridiculous ones I ve encountered in all my years of consuming entertainment Even the mothers and fathers on the sitcoms on which I grew up weren t that nuts As the story progresses, it veers into dark territory, and the last page makes for an ending that is entirely too quick, not to mention pat.Suffice it to say Fans of Christian literature even in the young adult genre can do much better


  3. Myra Sullivan Myra Sullivan says:

    Daisy Crispin is the school s biggest geek Her parents are overly protective, she wears lame clothes, has never been on a date, and gets made fun of by all the cool kids But this is Daisy s senior year And she s determined to change all that With a little luck and a lot of planning, Daisy plans to go to her prom with the perfect guyand show her classmates just how cool she can be Very disappointed with this book I love chick lit I read a lot of it I was expecting this to be a light Daisy Crispin is the school s biggest geek Her parents are overly protective, she wears lame clothes, has never been on a date, and gets made fun of by all the cool kids But this is Daisy s senior year And she s determined to change all that With a little luck and a lot of planning, Daisy plans to go to her prom with the perfect guyand show her classmates just how cool she can be Very disappointed with this book I love chick lit I read a lot of it I was expecting this to be a light, fluffy, romantic read It was supposed to be funny and cute and make my day That s why I chose to read this after Scorpia Rising I figured after all the espionage seriousness, I could do with some giggly high school girl fun But alas, this book did not provide any of that.Let s start with the good Some parts did make me laugh Daisy had some interesting character quirks and that made her unique The ending wasor less alright There was a very surprising twist that I did not see coming In a way I liked it and in a way I didn t It was different and unexpected But that s about it The rest of the book honestly just contained a whiny, annoying, immature girl who argues with her parents every other chapter Her parents are just as immature and ridiculous They are at the extreme end of the spectrum when it comes to weird parents and I just found it unbelievable Quite a bit of the book also didn t make sense thanks to Daisy s need to blurt out random facts The writing was disjointed and the story seemed badly put together I m annoyed at having wasted my time reading it There were several parts when I wanted to put it down and towards the end, I really just wanted to skim because I didn t care any Daisy is a HUGE drama queen and while I thought this would endure throughout the book, suddenly things take a serious and horrific turn and the end becomes evenlame It reminded me quite a bit of Jake, Reinvented but Gordan Korman did it SO MUCH BETTER I think that Billerbeck has some good ideas but that the writing style just isn t enjoyable for me Read it if you want


  4. Laura Laura says:

    Title PERFECTLY DATELESSAuthor Kristin BillerbeckPublisher RevellJuly 2010ISBN 978 0 8007 3439 8Genre Inspirational teen fictionThe prom countdown has begun Daisy Cristpin has 196 days to find the perfect date to the Senior prom, an event she is determined to attend, so she can have her picture taken with the perfect guy She even made a list of names, possible candidates to be her date But there are problems Number one on the list is that Daisy is somewhat of a nerd She s totally invisi Title PERFECTLY DATELESSAuthor Kristin BillerbeckPublisher RevellJuly 2010ISBN 978 0 8007 3439 8Genre Inspirational teen fictionThe prom countdown has begun Daisy Cristpin has 196 days to find the perfect date to the Senior prom, an event she is determined to attend, so she can have her picture taken with the perfect guy She even made a list of names, possible candidates to be her date But there are problems Number one on the list is that Daisy is somewhat of a nerd She s totally invisible at school, possesses no social skills, and her parents won t even let her talk to a guy on the phone There isat stake that the extremely far out possibility that her parents might let her go to the prom If she someone did manage to get their consent thought that in itself would take a miracle she would need help getting guys to even notice her Especially the popular jock types she s targeting Daisy s best friend, Claire, doesn t understand Daisy s obsession with the prom, or the preppy jock that Daisy likes best, but she s prepared to do her part to help get Daisy noticed But the trouble is, Claire s help could ruin her life PERFECTLY DATELESS is the first teen book I ve read by Ms Billerbeck, and it s a winner Totally and completely realistic, and sadly, a reality probably felt by all the smart girls in school the ones that the jocks ignore, unless they want help with their homework or cheating on a test I enjoyed getting to know Daisy Her sarcasm is absolutely hilarious, and at times shocking and rude This is a book that I could hand to my teen daughter and not be concerned that she s reading something inappropriate If you have a teenage daughter, pick up a copy of PERFECTLY DATELESS 9.99 257 pages


  5. Sharon Sharon says:

    I think Daisy s parents could have spared a lot of the drama had they just been upfront While I do understand the whole sparing your child unwanted stress and heartache, you gain nothing by having them in constant bubble Wouldn t their religion have a problem with the lying part Daisy did have my sympathy at the beginning but sheesh.SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF She could have doneto bust Chase as he should have been Entitled brats just getting away with everything Claire and Daisy s I think Daisy s parents could have spared a lot of the drama had they just been upfront While I do understand the whole sparing your child unwanted stress and heartache, you gain nothing by having them in constant bubble Wouldn t their religion have a problem with the lying part Daisy did have my sympathy at the beginning but sheesh.SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF She could have doneto bust Chase as he should have been Entitled brats just getting away with everything Claire and Daisy s friendship is one I didn t understand There were so many time where Claire just couldn t stand her Why Max chose to even give Daisy another chance is beyond me She didn t deserve him The ending felt too rushed and incomplete Almost as though they tried to completed the story in just a few pages


  6. Ciera Ciera says:

    Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck is a Young Adult Fiction book that really captures the life of a high school student who is a perfectionist Daisy Crispin is a senior, at a private Christian school, she has stellar grades, a flawless GPA, and the perfect school life But she s missing out on the real high school experience Her parents forbid her from dating, but that s not an issue because boys don t seem to notice her at school anyways Her parents are overprotective of her, and th Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck is a Young Adult Fiction book that really captures the life of a high school student who is a perfectionist Daisy Crispin is a senior, at a private Christian school, she has stellar grades, a flawless GPA, and the perfect school life But she s missing out on the real high school experience Her parents forbid her from dating, but that s not an issue because boys don t seem to notice her at school anyways Her parents are overprotective of her, and they expect the very best from her and don t expect anything less Prom is upcoming, and she needs a date, but she doesn t know how to make boys notice her, she wants to havefriends that are boys, and she is trying everything in her power to make herself popular Her best friend, Claire, is going through something completely different at home, her parents are going through a divorce, and she seeks people s attention by the way that she dresses and the way that she acts She has some friends that are boys, but she s not interested in any of them, she just wants them to think that she is After meeting a new boy Max, from Mexico that goes to her school, she goes to the mall where he works, and gets a job at the same store that he works at As they started working together, Daisy began to develop feelings for Max, after she realizes that her best friend Chase, doesn t want to bethan just friends That made Daisy really sad, but she knew that she didn t want to ruin their friendship, because they had been best friends since kindergarten Daisy s parents lecture her all the time about good behavior, good grades, and not getting distracted by boys Claire, is planning to throw a party while her parents are out of town, she invites Greg, the boy that she likes On the day of the party, Max comes to Claire s house to speak to Daisy, he continues to tell her that Chase came to him to buy a roofie, because he thought that he was a drug dealer Daisy is afraid that Greg might use a roofie on Claire, and so she asks Max to stay at the party to help her keep an eye on things As the night progresses, the party gets out of control, someone brought a keg, and there were so many people that weren t invited, and there were drugs involved, Daisy was so worried that if her and Claire got caught they would be in so much trouble Daisy s best friend, Chase, is drunk and asks Daisy if she wanted to sleep with him, she was disgusted at his question, but there was a bigger issue The keg had been thrown on the grill, and it caught fire, the fire then spread to the house, and that s when people started to leave, and the police and fire departments showed up Claire and Daisy woke up in the hospital, Max had saved them, They had third degree burns, and were having trouble breathing because of all of smoke that they breathed in Prom was in two weeks, and Daisy still did not have a date, and Max is asked to return home to Mexico because everything that happened at the party was blamed on him This was not my favorite book, I would suggest this book to people who enjoy a story about a teenager s life, and enjoy drama I wouldn t read anything like this again, it was just hard for me to keep reading, but the book is very realistic


  7. Ruth Ruth says:

    Daisy Crispin has spent most of her life invisible to the popular crowd She s extremely smart but has zero social skills, is forced to wear horribly unfashionable homemade clothes by her cheap parents, adnd isn t allowed to even talk to boys Her parents believe in courtship and have decided that she should go to Bible College and marry a preacher When senior year arrives, Daisy decides this wallflower needs to shake things up and determines that she ll have the perfect date for prom the per Daisy Crispin has spent most of her life invisible to the popular crowd She s extremely smart but has zero social skills, is forced to wear horribly unfashionable homemade clothes by her cheap parents, adnd isn t allowed to even talk to boys Her parents believe in courtship and have decided that she should go to Bible College and marry a preacher When senior year arrives, Daisy decides this wallflower needs to shake things up and determines that she ll have the perfect date for prom the perfect picture, the perfect memory to redeem all the years she s lost in social obscurity But doing a complete social makeover comes with a price, and Daisy s quest for the perfect date sets her on a journey with unexpected consequences, learningabout herself, her family, and what really matters than she ever expected.Perfectly Dateless is a fast paced, hilarious read I really enjoyed Daisy s character she s alternately sweet and sarcastic, but above all she comes across as very real and relatable While for most of the novel her parents are the most extreme, cringe worthy caricatures of Christian parents that I think I ve ever read, Daisy s exasperation with her parents quirks and good intentions is completely understandable, and is sure to bring back high school memories to anyone who ever remembers being frustrated with parental restrictions My favorite aspect of the novel are Daisy s journal entries, where she vents about everything from her parents to boys Billerbeck nails the teenage angst perfectly Between parents, boys, and best friend drama, Daisy is in for a roller coaster ride as she attempts change her life, not compromise her faith, and learn some surprising lessons about her perceptions versus reality.My only qualm with this book is that there just wasn t enough of it At times events felt a little too rushed, particularly regarding Daisy s work life and growing relationship with Max The school year in Daisy s world passes in quite literally a blur However, that s a minor issue compared to how much I enjoyed Daisy s whirlwind life Billerbeck has the snarky but likable teen voice down perfectly Daisy s faith is also integrated into the storyline extremely well while I don t know how much non Christian YA readers would enjoy reading about Daisy s life with her ultra conservative, Christian parents, Billerbeck never crosses the line into preachiness Daisy s a great example of a character who s culturally relevant at least she wants to be and a believer Fresh, funny, and real Perfectly Dateless is hopefully just the first of many Universally Misunderstood Novels


  8. Mandy J. Hoffman Mandy J. Hoffman says:

    MY REVIEW If you liked the movie Napoleon Dynamite then you will like this novel aimed at teen girls However, I thought that Napoleon Dynamite was rather pointless and that s how I feel about this book as well There was a lot of drama, and some humor, too, but not a lot of clear purpose.I liked the theme conservative parents at odds with their generally well behaved teen daughter But there was so many other issues and characters packed into this book that it was hard to follow along at poin MY REVIEW If you liked the movie Napoleon Dynamite then you will like this novel aimed at teen girls However, I thought that Napoleon Dynamite was rather pointless and that s how I feel about this book as well There was a lot of drama, and some humor, too, but not a lot of clear purpose.I liked the theme conservative parents at odds with their generally well behaved teen daughter But there was so many other issues and characters packed into this book that it was hard to follow along at points The book begins with an excerpt from Daisy s prom journal withexcerpts throughout the story I liked the general flair that they added, but there was too many entries and they were too long in my opinion There was no one specific thing that I would caution readers concerning this book, but an overall advisement that it addresses drugs, drinking, easy girls, and what unfortunately is typical teen drama and topics And the book overall is for entertainment with no real moral to the story I personally would not have my daughters read it and if anyone else was to let their girls read it I would highly recommend it for only older teens girls probably 16 and up.BOOK OVERVIEW The countdown to prom has begun Daisy Crispin has 196 days to find the right date for the prom There s only one problem her parents won t let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone Oh, and she s totally invisible at school, wears lame homemade clothes, and possesses no social skills Okay, so maybe there sthan one problem.From bestselling author Kristin Billerbeck comes Perfectly Dateless, a hilariously endearing story about a regular high school girl, trying to fit in Readers will fall in love with Daisy s sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship.Can Daisy talk her parents into letting her go to the prom Or will they succeed at their obvious attempts to completely ruin her life This review copy was provided courtesy of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, who offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life They publish resources from a variety of well known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers and Hungry Planet Forinformation, visit www.RevellBooks.com


  9. Sariah Sariah says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I don t often give one stars You have to really, really upset me in some way for me to give your book one star But this book was such a mess It started off cute the opening chapters were full of fun, snappy one liners and descriptions that made me smile.I could even handle the absolutely, completely insane parents because Daisy seemed normal and was bucking against their totally, over the top controlling ways I m a big, big believer in free will I believe you teach your children, you set I don t often give one stars You have to really, really upset me in some way for me to give your book one star But this book was such a mess It started off cute the opening chapters were full of fun, snappy one liners and descriptions that made me smile.I could even handle the absolutely, completely insane parents because Daisy seemed normal and was bucking against their totally, over the top controlling ways I m a big, big believer in free will I believe you teach your children, you set guidelines for them, you lead by example, you tell them what correct principles morals are, but then you let them, as teenagers, be prepared to become an adult and make their own choices I think trying to control them and FORCE them to be the way you want them to be, even if you think your ways are right, is the worst thing you can do as a parent Children will rebel Authoritarian parents like this either have children who are totally rebellious or kids whose spirits have been completely broken The triangle is stupid No time is really spent with either boy The ending is beyond ridiculous her parents magically change for no reason, and she also magically changes and goes from wanting her own life to deciding her parents are right about everything and prom s not important and dating s not important and boys aren t important She also gets self righteous and judgmental over things it turns out she knows nothing about A character I d admired became one I no longer wanted to read about Daisy s brilliant and loves science, but now has no plans to go after a degree from a university, but to attend some local religious school instead, forget about neuroscience and just marry a pastor like her daddy wants.Just awful


  10. Holly Holly says:

    I really like this author, so I was really unhappy about this book First of all, I hate love triangles Second, I hate when the guy you like is the bad guy And then she ends up with the guy who is only briefly in the book AHH I like her other books better.