Title: The Wrong Side of Right
Author: Jenn Marie Thorne
Recommended for: Grades 7 and Up
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION THORNE
Synopsis: 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?
This was a great book to see how Kate grows throughout the book. She is not sure of this father that just pops up on her doorstep, but she is willing to give it a chance. I also, like that for once we have a step mom that is human. The step mom is a little stand offish in the beginning and rightfully so, as Kate is a product of an affair. I just love that in the end the step mom is accepting and a great supporter of Kate. Kate is trying to sort out how she feels, who she is, and how she fits in, that could be really drawn out, but this book keeps things moving with quick chapters.