The Right and the Real by Joelle Anthony

68%

18 Critic Reviews

I didn’t like any of the main characters. I wanted to but I couldn’t relate or connect with them.
-The Sagacity Quest

Synopsis

Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right & the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn't just an ordinary spiritual leader but Jesus Christ himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church's disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh was the most popular boy at school, too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad's marriage to the fanatic Mira or getting kicked out or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata.

Jamie's life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won't be easy, but when her dad gets himself in serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?
 

About Joelle Anthony

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Joëlle Anthony (www.joelleanthony.com) lives in British Columbia, Canada.
 
Published April 26, 2012 by Putnam Juvenile. 287 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Right and the Real
All: 18 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 4

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Excellent
Reviewed by Jenice Batiforra on Jun 22 2012

Overall, Joëlle Anthony has written an uplifting, fast-paced story that is recommended for teens that lean towards real life stories.

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I Swim for Oceans

Good
Reviewed by Melissa on Mar 26 2012

All in all, I was, yet again, blown away by an incredible issue book.

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Emilie's Book World

Good
Reviewed by Emilie on Apr 26 2012

I'm very happy to have given The Right & The Real by Joëlle Anthony a chance because it turned out to be the kind of book I will be recommending to people for a long time.

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Reclusive Bibliophile

Good
Apr 26 2012

I could go on and on, but my raving cannot do this book justice.

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A Midsummer Night's Read

Below average
Reviewed by Cheryl on Apr 04 2012

In the end, loose ends are tied up a little too nicely but they only open doors to other loose ends, and that was the only thing that I didn’t like about this book.

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Wicked Awesome Books

Good
Reviewed by Nikki on May 23 2012

The Right & The Real is one of those books that take you by surprise. You pick it up expecting a good story, but then find yourself unable to put it down.

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The Sagacity Quest

Below average
Reviewed by Mesa on Apr 27 2012

I didn’t like any of the main characters. I wanted to but I couldn’t relate or connect with them.

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YA Book Queen

Good
Reviewed by Lea on Jun 04 2012

By 25 pages in, I was emotionally invested in the story and in Jaime's character.

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Bloggers [Heart] Books

Below average
Reviewed by Julie on May 17 2012

I'd definitely be open to reading more by Joelle, I just don't think this was the right book for me.

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Novels, News & Notes

Good
Reviewed by Candace on May 15 2012

I really hope you give this book a chance because this is definitely one of the best contemporaries I've read this year.

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Children's Book Cellar

Below average
Reviewed by Kirsten on May 10 2012

As with LaVon, the novel’s main weakness is when it tips towards what we would like to happen in this situation, rather than portraying what is real, particularly in the final act, where a fun but over-the-top caper dominates the action.

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A Curious Reader

Good
Reviewed by Chelsea W on Apr 27 2012

I enjoyed Janie's journey immensely and it should go without saying that I am looking forward to whatever Joelle Anthony has for us next.

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In the Best Worlds

Good
Reviewed by Hannah Lorraine on Apr 25 2012

Anyways, I strongly encourage you to give this book a chance to impress you.

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Book Whales

Good
Reviewed by TheUnseelieNerd on Apr 24 2012

Overall, this book is a marvelous read. I recommend this to contemporary lovers. It was a light and fast read. Beautifully written! I look forward to read another book from Joelle Anthony.

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Amy's Book Den

Good
Reviewed by Amy on Apr 22 2012

It's really one of the greatest contemporary YA novels I've read this year, right up there with Paper Towns, and Mare's War.

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Presenting Lenore

Good
Reviewed by Lenore on Apr 18 2012

I enjoyed the way the plot played out - even the last little sucker punch at the very end. Also - I loved the character of LaVon and how he became important to Jaime's life.

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I Heart Books

Good
Reviewed by Penelope Pleassas on Apr 17 2012

Overall, Joelle Anthony has written an amazing book and I absolutely cannot wait for her next novel!

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Alluring Reads

Good
Reviewed by Jenni on Mar 22 2012

I will most definitely be recommending The Right & The Real to anyone looking for an Alluring Read.

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