Monday, October 20, 2014

"The Jerk Magnet" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “When Chelsea Martin's future stepmother helps her transform from gawky and geeky into the hottest girl at her new school, Chelsea is pretty sure it's the best thing that ever happened to her. But her hot new look has a downside. She's attracting lots of guys who all have one thing in common: they're jerks. And stealing the attention of all the guys in school doesn't endear her to the girls either.
Chelsea finally finds a true friend in Janelle Parker, and a non-jerk, Nicholas, catches her eye. Janelle keeps telling her to be herself, but Nicholas is the only guy around who doesn't give her a second look. Can Chelsea and Janelle come up with a plan to get his attention? Or will Chelsea's new image ruin everything?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Life at Kingston Hill” series. {There are a total of three books in this series.}

Spiritual Content- When she was eight, Chelsea & her best friend committing their loves to Jesus but both were short lived; Chelsea sends up a “Please, God” and a thank you Prayer; Youth group & Chelsea goes to a Christian Concert and Prays to become a Christian; Nicholas has a strong Faith & witnesses.
*Note: a mention that a room looks like a shrine to drama.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, two ‘dumb’s (one being “dumber than dirt”), four ‘duh’s, five ‘stupid’s; an offensive word is almost said; some coarse language (and a curse) is said but not written; Sarcasm; a Mention of divorce; Mean & Petty girls.
*Note: Rob P*ttinson & Edward C*llen (Chelsea wakes up from a dream with him in it and calls him “dreamy”) and Twilight & Dracula are all mentioned; Many, many brand names, celebrities and movies are mentioned.

Sexual Content- a ‘smoking’, a ‘sl*t’, 9 “hot babe”s; 27 forms of ‘hot’; a jerk tries to kiss Chelsea; Chelsea comments how kids at school fall in & out of love all the time; Chelsea asks if Kate is pregnant (she’s not); Mentions of an affair; Crushes, boyfriends, girlfriends, ex-es, dating & on-again-off-again relationships; Chelsea’s dad says that teenaged boys are only have one thing on their minds and that church boys are the worst of them (Chelsea later tells Janelle that her “dad’s always going on about hormone-driven seventeen-year-old-boys. He thinks they should be locked up until they turn twenty-one.” “Does he honestly think they’ll improve by then?” “I don’t know. But maybe their emotional maturity will catch up with testosterone by then.”); A teacher flirts with a student (Chelsea); Bikini wearing & flirting; breasts, lack of them, & bras are mentioned twice; Guys check girls out; Noticing biceps; Wearing outfits that show off curves; a wondering if a couple broke up because of s*x.

-Chelsea Martin, age 16
                                        P.O.V. of Chelsea
                                                   217 pages

Pre Teens- 

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens- 
(and a half)

My personal Rating- 

{ Best for older girls who have been in this situation. }
{ Rating *might* be higher for those in Public School. }
As a Home Schooled High Schooler, this book didn’t really pertain to me as all of it is centered around Public School and drama there.

See y’all on Wednesday!

*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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