Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Worth the Time" by Laura Jackson

About this book:

  “Doesn't anyone feel she's worth their time?
  Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn't he like her?
  Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie.
  How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Waltham Academy”. {Book #1, “Worth the Wait”, reviewhere!}  

Spiritual Content- A Mention of Bible studies; Mentions of Prayers & most are written out; Talks about God, Him caring & His plans; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of Scriptures; Church going & Sermons; bible reading & discussing; Lindsey thinks that we control our own destiny (that view point changes by the end. ;) ); People try to witness to Lindsey.
*Note: “three weeks of h*ll” and “h*llhole of a school” are both said once or twice.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crap’, a form of ‘dumb’, two ‘gosh’s, two ‘shut up’s, four forms of ‘suck’, five forms of ‘screw’ and five ‘stupid’s; Mentions of Curses said, not written; Mentions of drinking, drunks & parties; Mentions of drugs & overdosing; a Mention of kicking someone’s butt; Lying.

Sexual Content- two ‘babe’s, three ‘sl*t’s, six ‘hot’s when referring to how someone looks; Not-detailed kisses and two semi-detailed kisses (But the guy asks Lindsey if he can kiss her!); Embraces & wanting to kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Lindsey was born out of wedlock; The opening chapter is set in Lindsey’s freshman year and is said that Lindsey kissed and slept with a jerk (it turns out it was all part of a bet with his friends; $100 for a date with her, $500 if he got her in bed—with a photo to prove it; it’s said the picture isn’t graphic, that it was taken “after”.); Dylan has been pressuring Lindsey to have s*x (he lets people think they’ve been sleeping together, which they haven’t); a Mention to get a room; a Mention of a girl who was raped; Rumors about cheating & sleeping with other girls; Boys, boyfriends, crushes, Exes & the drama that goes with it all.
*Note: Lindsey wears a strapless dress, shorts and tank tops.

-Lindsey Hamilton, age 17
                                        P.O.V. of Lindsey
                                                        246 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens- 
My personal Rating-
(and a half)
{Ratings would be near this or higher for girls in Public school.}
In the history of reviewing books for this blog (almost 500 books have been reviewed), I’m 99.99% positive I have never read a book with the main character being named Lindsey. Which is my name (see my signature?). In reading “Worth the Wait”, the first book in this series, I was a little annoyed that the mean girl’s name was Lindsey. I was really hoping her story (and why she’s so mean!) would be its own book—and yay!—now it is. Reading Lindsey’s story and past makes you see why she was so mean in Book #1. This wasn’t an easy read because of the Sexual content, but I truly enjoyed seeing Lindsey’s faith grow. I would not recommend this book for everyone though, just because of the Sexual Content.

Lindsey is currently: Typing a review about a book with the main character named Lindsey and listening to Lindsey Stirling. #lindseysruletheworld   

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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.


  1. Thanks for the review! I read some of the sample on Amazon and thought I'd buy it sometime. Thanks for pointing out the sexual content though! Blessings!

    1. I read it! It was a pretty good read. Again, thank you for the review! Here's mine: