Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"On the Loose" by Jenny B. Jones

About this book:

  What's a girl to do when the glass slipper doesn't fit?
  Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same. When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she's come to depend on? Things spiral even further out of control when Katie juggles a malfunctioning best friend, Spring Break plans, and holding the attention of her own Prince Charming. It's going to take more than a magic wand and some fairy dust to fix Katie's problems. But will help come in time?”

Series: Book #2 in “Katie Parker Productions” series. (Book #1’s review Here!)

Spiritual Content- Many prayers; Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, remembered & discussed; Many, many talks about God, Him being in control & fairness; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Katie’s foster dad is a pastor; Katie, at a 100 pages in, is mad at & ignoring God (she doesn’t get why God isn’t stepping in); Katie is new to church & God and says she isn’t a Christian *Spoiler* but near the end Katie gets saved *End of Spoiler*; Wednesday Nights at Church, Singing & lessons; Church camp & a mission trip; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers; Many mentions of church & Wednesday nights; Mentions of the Bible; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of mission trips; A couple mentions of Heaven & Hell;
*Note: Mentions of people being the devil; A couple mentions of aliens; A couple mentions of meditating.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, a ‘freakin”, a ‘sheesh’, a ‘shrew’, a ‘stinkin”, a ‘sucker’, a ‘wimp’, two ‘crap’s, two ‘duh’s, two ‘dumb’s, three forms of ‘sissy’, four ‘idiot’s, thirteen ‘oh my gosh’s and seventeen ‘stupid’s; Almost cursing (once); Sarcasm & Sass; A tornado & blood (up to semi-detailed); Pain (up to semi-detailed); A party with underage drinkers & drunks; Many mentions of injuries & cancer; Mentions of selling drugs, prison & knifes; Mentions of cigarettes, parties, & alcohol; Mentions of going to the bathroom, gas, peeing & peeing a pair of pants; Mentions of zits; Mentions of divorce;
              *Note: Mentions of Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret and other brand names; A mention of the movie S*x in the City; A mention of a Kardashian; A mention of Starbucks.

Sexual Content- a neck kiss, a cheek kiss, an almost kiss, two boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed kisses; Wanting a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches & Dancing (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing, Staring & Smelling; Talks about hands & boundaries; Frances wants Katie to turn her into a girl that the boys will find irresistible; Maxine talks about showing legs & when she was a show girl; a ‘hoochie’, a ‘slutty’, a ‘smoking hot’, two ‘hotties’, three ‘sexy’s and fourteen forms of ‘hot’; A guy is called ‘yummy’; A mention of having the ‘hot’s for someone; A mention of testosterone; A mention of when Maxine’s top blew off & showed everything; A mention of a grandma showing cleavage; A mention of a Harlequin book & kiss; A mention of a husband who left his wife (for a younger model & moved in with her); A couple mentions of anorexia; A couple mentions of PMS & cramps; Mentions of plastic surgery; Mention of the part in Book #1 of two guys (one older, one young) dancing together; Mentions of jealousy, blushing, flirting & winks; Mentions of kissy noises, kissing & lessons in kissing; Mentions of PDA, hand holing & making-out; Mentions of a leggy boy magnet; Many mentions of a player & his conquests; Many mentions of crushes & cute boys; Many mentions of dating, girlfriends & boyfriends;  
              *Note: The dress on the new cover is strapless; Many mentions of wonderbras, undies & bras; Mentions of mini-skirts; Mentions of ads for feminine products; Mentions of body order; A couple mentions of books & bust lines; A mention of an overly bosomed girl (technically, she’s called a tart); A mention of Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch models along with them not wearing enough; A mention of half naked girls; A mention of a speedo; A mention of the wrestling move called “the crotch light”; A mention of a harness between a crotch; A mention of butt crossing boarder lines; A mention of a butt falling asleep; A mention of the butt-end of a flamingo;  A mention of the butt-end of a donkey costume; A couple mentions of butting in.

-Katie O’Conner, age 16
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Katie
                                                        321 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add up to a Star and a Half for girls in Public School}
Katie Parker, Katie Parker. She’s too sarcastic for her own good…which causes some hilarious scenes. Truth be told, I’m highly sarcastic, so I do like Katie. I’m looking forward to read the next two books to see what happens to dear Katie. Maxine is an absolute mess, she had me crying from laughing so hard.
This did have it’s typical Christian YA/Teen scenes in it, which I admit, I found highly annoying, since I see it a lot already. The main two parts I’m talking about: The party scene with underage drinking (and the main girl knowing she shouldn’t be there). The jerk/player (I sure hope Trevor doesn’t pop back up in later books!).
There are many parts I didn’t like and comments I don’t think were necessary. I do think a Frances Vega series by Jenny B. Jones would be neat to see though!

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.

1 comment:

  1. I found this book very entertaining and had some really good, heartfelt, parts. I do agree though that there were some inappropriate comments and topics that could have easily been left out.

    Good review by the way!