Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com
Chelsea is riding the bus or bumming rides to school, to work, to anywhere she has to go. Can you believe her parents would actually take away her driving privileges? So she had an accident, a ticket, and then another accident in the one year since she's had her license. Don't they know how difficult this makes her life?
Getting a ride ends up being pretty easy when she realizes she just needs to take advantage of the fact that geeky Denny Waddell seems to be camped on her doorstep with his tongue hanging out. He'll drive her anywhere; all she has to do is ask.
The rides get easier and the driver gets better looking when Chelsea hooks up with the hot guy who works at the pet store next to the chocolate shop where she works. He seems to be really into her, but everywhere they go they are stalked by his ex-girlfriend. Geez!
Patricia G. Penny has teamed up with Lobster Press to create a series titled NOT JUST PROMS & PARTIES. CHELSEA'S RIDE is the first I have read and I'm impressed. The writing is smooth and well-crafted for such a short read - less than 140 pages. The story has interesting characters and a message for teens. I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing several more that were sent my way.