Friday, July 8, 2016

"Crunch" by Rick Bundschuh

About this book:

  “It took real faith and courage to get Bethany back on a surfboard after losing her arm to a shark. The Soul Surfer fiction series is based on the life of surfer star Bethany Hamilton, as she and her friends discover God's love and guidance as they tackle the waves life hands them. In book four, Crunch, Bethany meets a soccer-loving little boy who captures her heart in an unexpected way while on a mission trip in Mexico. Bethany helps him discover the father of his dreams, but because of a promise she makes to him, Bethany's spot in a prestigious surf competition is threatened.”

Series: Book #4 (of four) in “Soul Surfer”. (Reviews of Book #1 Here! Book #2 Here! Book #3 Here!)

Spiritual Content- In the Introduction, two Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; All about a mission trip; Many Prayers; Many Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, read & remembered; Many, many talks about God, seeing God, trust, promises & words being worth something; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; A devotion is written out; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of youth group & Christian tattoos; A mention of a Bible study.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘geez’, a ‘sucker’, and two ‘oh my gosh’s; A mention of a curse (said, not written); A mention of everyone going to the bathroom after eating; A couple mentions of buying and selling drugs & violence; A couple mentions of beer bottles; A couple mentions of tattoos; Mentions of lice; Mentions of dumps & foul smells (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of pain & blood (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of & Talks about Bethany’s shark attack (barely-above-not-detailed); A child is run over by a dump truck (he is alive, barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- A mention that some of the orphans have seen sexual abuse;
               *Note: A mention of “freezing my butt off.”.

-Bethany Hamilton, age 15
-Eduardo, age 5
                                     P.O.V. switches between them, Anne, Noah & Cheri (once each)
                                                        125 pages

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My personal Rating-
Well, this was an excellent conclusion to this series! The starfish story is a very favorite of mine, so I was very excited to see it talked about in “Crunch”. This was a really cute series and I can see many girls enjoying them. :)

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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