Monday, January 25, 2016

"The Perfect Blindside" by Leslea Wahl

About this book:

  “He's an egotistical snowboarder with a silver medal.
  She's a judgmental honors student with a flair for photography.
  Slashed tires.... False accusations.... A coded message.... When all they can see is each other's flaws, how can Jack and Sophie work together to figure out what's really been happening at the abandoned silver mine?
  Follow Sophie and Jack into secret tunnels as they unravel the mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God, gifts, & His plans; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Mass, youth Mass & a priest; A mention of VBS & Sunday School;
*Note: A mention of a shrine; Mentions of spirits & ghosts.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘bull’, a ‘darn’, a ‘duh’, a ‘geesh’, a ‘heck’, a ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘shoot’, a ‘son-of-a—‘, a ‘shut up’, a ‘what the…?’, two ‘dang’s, two ‘gosh’s, four ‘freakin’’s, four ‘where/what the heck’, five ‘dumb’s, five forms of ‘screw’, six ‘geez’s, nine ‘idiot’s, and twenty-four ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses said but not written; Sarcasm; Eye rolling; Jake can be snippy & snaps at his parents a few times; A mention of beer cans & cigarettes; A mention of an addiction; Mentions of drugs, marijuana, cocaine & drug trafficking; Mentions of parties, rehab, alcohol, highs & being stoned; Mentions of dead wildlife (fish, birds & squirrels, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of pain, blood, punching & guns pointed (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of killing.

Sexual Content- an almost kiss and a border-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss; Hand holding & Touching (barely-above-not-detailed); Nearness & Smelling; Noticing & Staring; Noticing a guy’s six pack; Blushes; Girls flirt & fawn over Jake; Jake is overwhelmed when girls surround him; A but of jealousy; a ‘baby’, a ‘smokin’ hot’, two forms out ‘hot’ and three ‘chick’s; A mention of a cheating husband; A mention of testosterone; A mention of a girl slipping Jake her phone number; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of guys being surrounded by girls; Mentions of a player; Mentions of being around the opposite gender; Mentions of cute boys & crushes; Mentions of boyfriends, girlfriends & going out; Mentions of a dance & dates; Mentions of kisses & kissing;
           *Note: A mention of a cheerleader showing off her legs and other girls’ figures & skin tight clothes.

-Sophie Metcalf, age 16
-Jake Taylor, age 16
                                         1st person P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        265 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens- 
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Ooooh! This reminded me of a teen movie! I have no clue why, but it was so cute! I ship Sophie & Jake, y’all! They are so cute together!
A much different writing style with both main characters alternating in first person—something we don’t see often is a guy’s 1st person POV in Christian YA fiction, it was a nice change. :)
While I wasn’t a fan of all the minor cussing, I really enjoyed “The Perfect Blindside”, it was a cute YA book with a bit of suspense, a thread of romance and quite a few prayers. I would love to see these characters again in another book. :)

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

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