The Black Sheep by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout
I enjoyed reading this book again. I read it a few years ago and remembered absolutely loving it. I can't say it had the same feeling this time, but it was still a wonderful book. The plot is taken from an angle I've never read of before: behind the scenes of a TV show.
Kendra is a peculiar character. She is quiet and not used to speaking out or misbehaving. She is used to following rules and blending in with the crowd so no one notices her. The Black Sheep TV show changes her though. She has to stick up for herself and follow a whole new set of rules which she calls Black Sheepism.
The story was pretty good. There were some hilarious moments and some serious moments. The story follows so many angles. It focuses on moving to a new city, meeting new people and living with new people, discovering love, and standing up for a cause, all behind the scenes in a reality TV show. Some things seem a little drastic though. I doubt that America would vote for a fifteen-year-old girl to emancipate her parents.
The book kept me wanting to read it so I could find out if Kendra can save the sea otters and how her relationship with Mitch turns out, but it wasn't overall too captivating. Don't blow it off though. If you haven't read it and are in for a laugh, give The Black Sheep a shot.
Overall Rating: 3.5