Monday, February 16, 2015

"Bricks" by John Davidson

{After lots of computer problems, this is such a blessing to be able to post this review! I thought today wouldn’t have a review for sure!}

About this book:

  “Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting family she didn't know she had and helping friends she never appreciated.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Noticing Mrs. Lassiter praying & she does talk about God to Cori but Cori has a couldn’t-care-less attitude; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God; Cori says God was on a lunch break when the tornado came through; Cori doesn’t want to talk to God because she’s upset at Him and nothing happens by the end of this book in regard of her Faith (or lack thereof).
*Note: a “h*llish”

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘butt-kicking’, a ‘crappy’, a ‘dang’, a ‘duh’, a ‘shoot’, an unfinished ‘what the...?’, two forms of ‘crud’, two ‘geez’, two ‘heck’s, two ‘shoot’s, two forms of ‘suck’, three ‘freaking’s, three ‘shut up’s, four ‘oh my gosh’s, twelve forms of ‘stupid’; a mention of ‘dog crap’ and tricks a mean girl did; Cori refers to the tornado as “the witch” or “the wicked witch”; Blood (semi-detailed); A mention of someone drinking too much; Mentions of pimples and farts.
*Note: mentions of Urban Outfitters, PINK, Vans, Ralph Lauren, Ray-Bans, Forever 21, The H*nger Games and St*rbucks.  

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss and a kiss on the cheek; Prom and all that drama; Noticing a guy’s body; Cori says different guys are yummy; Mentions of who-likes-who; When going into her parents room, Cori knocks and says “If you’re doing anything indecent, stop.”.  

-Cori Reigns, age 16-17
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Cori
                                                        170 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 

Early High School Teens-
(and a half)

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 

I was a bit hesitant about reading this book. Mainly because the author is a guy and the main character is a teen girl, I was afraid of stereotypes. Starting out this book I was a little shocked to find it in first person P.O.V. Things I didn’t like in this book: There was a lot of minor cussing (but all those are considered soap worthy in our house). Cori is a selfish brat, only caring about herself and worried about her & her own problems. There was a whole lot of stereotypes, that all teen girls actually say “hashtag”, drink St*rbucks, can’t wait till prom and loves designer clothes. Don’t even get me started on Cori’s not!faith! I was told this was a Christian book. But in my honest opinion, it really wasn’t. The couple times the neighbor talks about God it takes all Cori has not to be rude to this grandmother-figure. The only reason this book got Two-stars is because the (few) ‘H’s are capital when Mrs. Lassiter talks about God.   

See y’all Wednesday 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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Anaiah Press Publishers) for this review.

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