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I guess it bugged me that in her heart she treated her purity like it didn't mean much.
The romance is very predictable, Shelby's relationship with her father, while uncommon, was also easy to foresee, and there is not much more to the story than that.
I love the relationship between Shelby and her friends, but I especially love the relationship, or lack of, between her and her father.
I was surprised by Purity. I approached this book with trepidation because while I was quite intrigued by the premise and the summary, I was also a little worried. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stormy(Book.Blog.Bake.)
This is a book that’s been on my TBR list for a while (I’m really trying to read more off my TBR list) and I’m so happy I gave this one a chance. Read more
Purity was an amazing book. I really enjoyed this book because it pointed out many "problems" that teenagers these day battle with. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patrick David Ogden
I've really enjoyed Jackson Pearce's fairy-tale retellings in the past, so I was looking forward to reading a contemporary by her. Read morePublished 13 months ago by pandareads
While I struggled with some of the protagonist's decisions in Purity, I was impressed with the honesty and humor Pearce uses to tell a story about the intersection between faith,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Shalena @ Writer Quirk
There were aspects of Purity by Jackson Pearce that I really enjoyed and others that ended up feeling a bit meh to me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tara Gonzalez
This is a YA novel, for grades 9 and up. There is some bad language and several sexual situations. At the age of 10, Shelby watched her mother die of breast cancer. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Samantha McManus
What a great novel about loss and honesty and priorities. Wonderfully written, funny and poignant and breathtakingly full of truth. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LuLu
Young girl loses her mother but promises to uphold her principles. The book revolves around preparations for a high school Ball that she and her father are organizing for fathers... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lucy O'Finner