Friday, June 3, 2016

"Here's Lily!" by Nancy Rue

About this book:

  Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is.
  In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, and a private “club” with her closest friends. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.”

Series: Book #1 in “Lily” series. {Part of the “Faithgirlz” line}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God, God-confidence & what He wants us to do; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; A few mentions of Church; A mention of dcTalk and Newsboys;
*Note: A mention of people who see visions.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘hush up’, a ‘sissy’, three forms of ‘duh’, three forms of ‘shut up’ and six ‘stupid’s; Eye rolling; A bit of sarcasm; Many mentions of hateful boys & all their teasing; Mentions of pain & burns; A couple mentions of lashes/spankings; A couple mentions of kissing up to someone; A mention of wetting a pair of pants by laughing so hard; A mention of gas.
             *Note: A mention of Girl Scouts; A couple mentions of J.C. Penny’s and the Gap.

Sexual Content- A mean boy picks on Lily (her hair, skin color, weight. When comparing Lily to some models in a magazine, he says “too fat to be her, too snotty to be her, too ugly to be her.”); A mention of hormones; A mention of the saying that if a boy picks on a girl that must mean he likes her; A few mentions of boy-crazy girls at Lily’s school; two ‘chick’s;
              *Note: One of Lily’s brothers hit her bottom with a basketball (not necessarily on purpose), then her other brother says she has plenty of padding back there; A few mentions of fannies/buns; A couple mentions of boy’s boxer shorts.

-Lilianna “Lily” Robbins, age 11
                                   P.O.V. of Lily
                                      128 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add 1-2 stars for girls in Public School and/or dealing with bullies}
Oooh weee! I just wanted to hug sweet Lily and go all big sister on that Shad! Honestly, I wanted some adult to call him out on his behavior. He annoyed me, to say the least. I am quite proud of Lily & how she handled everything at the end. (Hush, y’all, I know she the book is fiction, but there’s still some good lessons on God-confidence in this little book. ;) )

See y’all on Monday 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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