By: Kathryn Williams
Review by: Lauren
Annie McRae is not what you would ever call a girly-girl. Therefore, when her parents make her move from her home in Connecticut to Beaufort, Alabama, where her grandmother is insistent on making her a debutante, Annie isn’t quite what you would call pleased. Moving might seem like a complete nightmare at first, but as time goes on, Annie realizes it might not be all that she expected…in a good way. She gets away from a cheating boyfriend and meets a completely new boy named Robert who is cute and a southern gentlemen; she leaves behind untrustworthy friends, and meets some that are always willing to help. Becoming a debutante might not have been on Annie’s to-do list before dying, but she finds that when she just pays attention to her more then herself, she can become a new person entirely.
I really enjoyed The Debutante more then I thought I would. Like Annie, I’m not that girly and usually don’t gravitate towards those books, but don’t let the cover, or the title, throw you off from this book. Annie is sarcastic and fun, but more important, you can relate to her, which is great in novels. I thought the writing was great and the characters were realistic…now if only I could find my own Robert.
For fans of The Princess Diaries for sure! I think we have another Mia on our hands with this one!