Monday, June 30, 2014

"Asking for Trouble" by Sandra Byrd

{{This is an updated review. Originally posted June 30th, 2014, it was updated on November 17th, 2019 to the Official Rating System.}}

About this book:

  “When her family moves to London, 15-year-old Savvy Smith has to make her way in a new school and a new country. She just knows the school newspaper is the right place for her, but she doesn't have the required experience, and the cute editor-in-chief isn't looking for someone to train. She has to come up with a way to prove herself and nab the one available position on the newspaper staff at Wexburg Academy.”

Series: Book #1 in the “London Confidential” series.

Spiritual Content- Matthew 6:4 at the end; Prayers & Blessings over food; Scriptures are read & mentioned; Church going & going to a Christmas Eve service; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God, but not with Jesus; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, Bible studies, & Scriptures; Mentions of churches, church going, youth groups, services, & pastors; Mentions of Christians; Mentions of Christmas; Mentions of praise music, singers, songs, & worshiping.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blimey’, a ‘blooming’, a ‘duh’, and two ‘stupid’s; Some eye rolling; Savvy lies about being an experienced journalist (but she does tells the truth); Mentions of lying & lies; A couple mentions of a historical figure that was beheaded; A couple mentions of dog poo & urine; A couple mentions of passing gas; A mention of crime; A mention of smoking; A mention of a man’s beer belly;
             *Note: Mentions of TV shows, singers, songs, celebrities, & books; Mentions of a few designer names; A few mentions of magazines; A mention of Jack the Ripper; A mention of Girl Scouts; A mention of Starbucks; A mention of slasher movies.

Sexual Content- Mentions of super cute boys (Savvy kisses a picture of one before deleting it); Mentions of crushes & blushes; A couple mentions of flirting & winking; A mention of boyfriends;
             *Note: A couple mentions of guys and girls being in the same health class & looking at pictures of the body (with nothing personal at all).

-Savannah “Savvy” Smith, age 15
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Savvy
                                                        261 pages

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My personal Rating-
This really is a fun start to a new series about a girl moving to England. I truly think junior high girls would like it the best, but I found it an enjoyable read this read through as well. It’s a light book but has good messages with fun characters. I look forward to reading the second book soon! :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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