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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 24, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 224 pages
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A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in that order.
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.

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User Review  - ccathee17c - LibraryThing

Title : Purity Series : - Author : Jackson Pearce Pages : 218 Release Date : April 24th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown and Company for YR / Hachette Book Group Canada Format : Harcover Source : **I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Je2nif4 - LibraryThing

Book:Purity Author: Jackson Pearce Characters: Shelby, Jonas and her Father Setting: -- Theme: Dealing with grief and coming of age Genre: Fiction Audience: Ages 15 + Curriculum: Great book for teen ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jackson Pearce is the author of Sisters Red, Sweetly, and As You Wish. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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