The Wrong Side of Right, by Jenn Marie Thorne, is one of those books that you won’t be able to put down once you’ve read the first couple of chapters. The hook is that an ordinary teenage girl named Kate Quinn whose mother died in a car accident last year discovers that her birth father is a senator from Massachusetts who is running to become president. Thrown from obscurity onto the campaign trail, Kate juggles conflicted feelings for her father, step-mom, new siblings, and her true thoughts on politics.
I loved, loved, LOVED the character of the step-mom in this story. Meg Cooper is so awesome that she gives step-mothers everywhere a good name. Thorne doesn’t write her as “too good to be true” either. Meg has depth, imperfections, and heart. There is also a devilishly handsome book-boyfriend named Andy, who happens to be the son of the standing president…political enemy number one.
I would highly recommend The Wrong Side of Right to anyone who loves a good story. I wish I could discuss the ending without giving away spoilers… This would make a great book club pick!
The only criticism I have is that while pretty, the cover did not convey to me anything about the book’s topic. If I was a bookstore and saw The Wrong Side of Right, I wouldn’t understand that it was about a teenage girl and politics. The DC silhouette on the cover is quite subtle.
If you love The Wrong Side of Right as much as I do, be sure to check out all 15 binge-worthy books from the Freshman Fifteens, the sister group to my own debut author club, Sixteen To Read. The Freshman Fifteens have books coming out in 2015 and I’m going to read and review every one!