I really enjoyed this book because it wasn’t really what I expected it to be. Judging by the cover (which I am always guilty of), this story looks like it would be a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story. Two star crossed lovers who can be together because their families disapprove.
Fortunately, this book is not that. It’s not that at all. There’s not even that much romance. The Wrong Side of Right is about an orphan who never had a father named Kate who, at sixteen years old, finds out who he is and becomes a blemish on Senator Cooper’s campaign for presidency. Instead of just pretending Kate doesn’t exist, then senator and his crew bring Kate into their home and onto the campaign. Kate’s whole life is turned upside down when she has to learn to deal with siblings, camera crews, and becoming a political poster child.
Kate is such a phenomenal character. She’s such a good person, she’s smart and very strong. I just love how much of a real person she seems to be, dispite being a fictional character. I honestly loved it, I really like how good she was at keeping her romantic life where it should be, on the side. I love when characters focus on the task at hand instead of deciding that falling in love with the boy next door is more important than their responsibilities.
4 and a half stars. Ms. Thorne did a great job writing a solid ya book. Boys, please don’t be put off by the pink cover. It’s worth the read