From the Publisher
A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in
Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to
her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without
restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby''s
father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an
annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives --
in other words, no "bad behavior," no breaking the rules, and
definitely no sex.
Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision -- to
exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow.
But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad
plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really
meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right
to her purity.
About the Author
Jackson Pearce is the author ofSisters Red,
Sweetly,andAs You Wish. She lives in
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Shelby finds it difficult to balance her mother's dying request to live a life without restraint with her father's plans for his "little princess," which include attending a traditional father-daughter dance that culminates with a ceremonial vow to live "whole, pure lives."
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031618246X
ISBN - 13: 9780316182461