Monday, August 3, 2015

"The Fall of Candy Corn" by Debbie Viguié

There's another, newer, cover but it has a Jack-O-Lantern on it.
About this book:

  “They're fun! They're quirky! They're Sweet Seasons - unlike any other girls' books you've ever read. You could call them alternative, God-honoring chick lit.
  Join Candace Thompson on a sweet, lighthearted, and honest romp through the friendships, romances, family, school, faith, and values that make a girl's life as full as it can be.
  Will Candace survive the shift from cotton candy to candy corn?
  Fall is in the air, and without completely knowing why, Candace Thompson has signed up to continue what was supposed to be a short-term summer job at the local theme park. Working with Kurt doesn't hurt, but a surprising kink involving her youth group, as well as the shock of an unexpected setback, threaten to be more painful. Candace's autumn holds as many surprises as her summer as her rousing romp through the seasons continues.”

Series: Book #2 (of four) in the “Sweet Seasons” series. (Read Review of #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers; A few talks about God & His plan; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God (though there’s only one); Go to & Mentions of Church & Youth Group; A few mentions of those in the Bible; A couple Scriptures are quoted & mentioned.
*Note: Dressing up as Aphrodite.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘stupid’, and two forms of ‘wimp’; Sarcasm; Underage drinking at a party.
             *Note: This book is set around Halloween/the fall, so there’s a lot about Creepy things, Ghosts, Halloween, Monsters, Mummies, Vampires, Witches, Wolves, and Zombies;  

Sexual Content- six not-detailed kisses; Noticing; Flirts & Jerks make comments & sometimes tries to touch a girl; a ‘floozy’ and two ‘hot’s; A nightmare about going to school naked (not-detailed); Noticing a guy and girl making out and *Caution* getting “felt up by a guy she doesn’t even know.” *End of Caution*; Boys, boyfriends, liking boys & the drama.
*Note: Mentions of (and sometimes wearing) tank tops, short skirts, & low-cut tops.

-Candace “Candy” Thompson, age 17
                                         P.O.V. of Candace
                                                        203 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Higher ratings for girls in Public School or fans of Melody Carlson}
{Ratings very on your family’s opinion of Halloween}
My family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, so I was a bit worried on how much of that would be in this book. While it wasn’t detailed (and there weren’t any mentions of devil costumes or skeletons—yay!) there was a lot of the whole scare people theme, being an amusement park. While I was amazed with who Candace is *still* dating (I don’t like him!), I was proud of her for leaving a party she wasn’t comfortable at (See Negative Content). The ending also made a great lead in to #3, “The Winter of Candy Canes”.  

See y’all on 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.

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