Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Six Years Stuck In Books Celebration! ~ Day 18

What is Kaycee willing to risk for the sake of love?
And what will she risk for acceptance?

In Sunshine, Tennessee, the main event in town is Friday night football, the biggest party of the year is held in a field filled with pickup trucks, and church attendance is mandatory. For Kaycee Jean McCoy, life in Sunshine means dating guys she has no interest in, saying only “yes, ma’am” when the local bigots gossip at her mom’s cosmetics salon, and avoiding certain girls at all costs. Girls like Bren Dawson.

Unlike Kaycee, Bren doesn’t really conceal who she is. But as the cool, worldly new girl, nobody at school seems to give her any trouble. Maybe there’s no harm if Kaycee gets closer to her too, as long as she can keep that part of her life a secret, especially from her family and her best friend. But the more serious things get with Bren, the harder it is to hide from everyone else. Kaycee knows Sunshine has a darker side for people like her, and she’s risking everything for the chance to truly be herself.


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  1. I want to read this book because the main character has such a difficult internal conflict that is multiplied by external social forces. I think this sounds exactly like the emotional books I love to read because they make me think about issues long after I finish reading.

  2. The cover is gorgeous! And although I don't often read YA I love books set in Tennessee!

  3. South of Sunshine sounds like a good read. Heartfelt and poignant. Thank you

  4. This sounds good can't wait to read it.

  5. The cover and plot!


  6. I live in Tennessee, and there really are cute town names like Sunshine!

  7. Seems coming of age and interesting.

  8. Seems coming of age and interesting.