Reviewed by Amanda Dissinger for TeensReadToo.com
KEISHA'S DILEMMA is a short yet very meaningful read about a girl named Keisha, whose life changes dramatically before her senior year of high school. After starting to date Derek Cole without the knowledge of her strict father (who thinks Derek is a thug), Keisha is faced with many difficult decisions.
Not only does she have to lie to her father, but she must choose whether all the difficulties are worth the relationship with Derek. Should she keep lying to her father about the relationship or give up the boy that she has come to love?
This is an honest story that deals with some very important issues of teenagers today. Pregnancy, drugs, relationship problems, and friendships are all brought up in this book, and the issues are discussed in a very effective way. Keisha is a very down-to-earth character, and readers find themselves hoping that things will get better for her. Also, the book has a very clear moral message that never gets too preachy.
KEISHA'S DILEMMA will not disappoint readers who like realistic stories that will move and inspire them to do great things in the world.