Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Published by Dial on March 17, 2015

Summary: "Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?" --From Goodreads

I really appreciated how messy the relationships in this book were.  Kate's mother dies, and awhile after going to live with her aunt and uncle, finds out that her father is running for POTUS.  Which is a big deal.  She goes to live with her new family for the summer, helping her father out on his campaign.

Kate's relationship with her father is messy.  He didn't know she existed until a piece by The New York Times was published.  Supposedly he has this perfect family, and Kate does fit well into that mold.  The Wrong Side of Right also plays heavily into the theme of the book.  How do you know if something is right or wrong?  This is especially important when we think about our parents.  How do we know if they are wrong or right?

Andy was also a great male lead.  I loved that he was part of the plot, but did not become the entire plot.  There were other things going on that made this novel more than a romance novel.  If you're looking for a novel that would be a great contemporary novel, look no further!

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy from my local library.

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