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The Perfect Blindside

Updated: Jun 17


Age Range: 12 and up

Sophie lives in a small old western town where nothing ever happens until the famous Snowboarder Jake moves in. Jake is everything Sophie thinks he would be, arrogant, cocky, and full of himself until he isn’t. Jake hates the new town that he lives in and wants nothing more than to hang out with his fellow Olympic snowboarders, but he has to stay in some high school in the middle of nowhere. Just as it looks like there will be no fun for Jake in his new town, problems arise, and he is stuck in the middle of it, and the only person who seems to be able to help is Sophie, the girl who hates him. As Jake and Sophie come together in hopes of solving a mystery, they uncover an even bigger secret than they ever thought possible, and they don’t know if they can handle it. When everything seems like it is going down to pieces, Jake and Sophie know that the only person they can turn to for help is God.

When I first started to read The Perfect Blindside, I thought it would be some cheesy small-town girl and famous guy type book, but I was wrong. This novel was kind of cheesy, but unexpected plot twists made me want to keep reading. I liked how when Jake and Sophie thought that their worlds were falling apart, they just took a step back and prayed to God, and he answered in His way and time. Both characters have their faults, but they know what they are, and they ask God for help and forgiveness. The perfect blindside is an excellent book, and I hope you guys all love it too!

Things to mention: Some minor violence including a kidnapping, some punching, and kicking. A character is accused of using drugs when he isn't and some of the local resorts are having drug issues. Two girls in Hollywood try to make Jake go to a party that he is not allowed to go to but Jake doesn't go.

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