A powerful politician, who is running for president, and is a long-lost father!? The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne is a realistic fiction story that tells about a girl named Kate Quinn Cooper, 16, who unexpectedly finds out that her long-lost father, Senator Cooper, is running for president. At the time of the discovery, Kate is living with her aunt and uncle in South Carolina since her mom had died a year ago. Suddenly, when the senator and his campaign workers arrive in her living room, Kate’s life is turned upside down. She is moved in with a family she didn’t know she had, and put on the campaign trail with the senator and his family as they try to find supporters. Kate tries to make herself comfortable in the family and campaign, but where does she fit into her dad’s and new family’s life? Not sure what to do, Kate follows along the campaign, just waving and smiling. As she starts to speak out, her thoughts become conflicted. Should she say what she feels or hide it like her father’s campaign workers tell her to? In this political page-turner, Kate learns to trust her family and finds out who she is, what she believes in, and how to face her problems.
This novel is spectacular and unlike anything I’ve read before. It is set in modern times, so I was able to relate to the book. Also, politics are a huge part of this book, as Kate’s father is running for president, so it would help if you knew at least a little bit about them. It is mostly based on building friendships, family love, and finding out who you are. There is some romance in the book, but it is well-done and it is not one of the main plot points. This book is very detailed and the characters all have individual personalities that help you visualize the book. However, if you are an action and adventure fan, this is not the right book for you. This 390 page book is probably not the best for 10 and unders either, for there is a significant amount of profanity. Overall, The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne is one of the best books I’ve ever read and the next time you are at the bookstore or online, be sure to check out The Wrong Side of Right.