Friday, July 1, 2016

"Katy's New World" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

About this book:

  “Katy has always enjoyed life in her small Mennonite community, but she longs to learn more than her school can offer. After getting approval from her elders, Katy starts her sophomore year at the public high school in town, where she meets new friends and encounters perspectives much different than her own. But as Katy begins to find her way in the outside world, her relationships at home become restrained. Can she find a balance between her two worlds?”

Series: Book #1 (of four) in “Katy Lambright” series.

Spiritual Content- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7a at the beginning; Prayers; Quite a few Scriptures are mentioned & quoted; Talks about God, His doors & the world; ‘H’ are capital when referring to God; Jewel has a bit of an attitude against “bible thumpers” she’s been placed with; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of the Mennonite faith; Mentions of a Baptist minister & faith; Mentions of Church, church going & Christians; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of those in the Bible; A few mentions of a Bible study; A couple mentions of Amish beliefs; A couple mentions of youth group; A couple mentions of sin; A couple mentions of heathens; A mention of being like Christ; A mention of a nun.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut up’, two ‘duh’s, two ‘suck’s and six ‘stupid’s; Mentions of Sarcasm, eye rolling, attitudes; Mentions of possible rude names being cut off; Mentions of gossip & jealousy; Mentions of skipping school (Jewel convinces Katy to skip with her); Mentions of Katy’s mom who left when she was young; A couple mentions of cussing & not cussing; A couple mentions of stealing money; A couple mentions of throwing up; A mention of a beer can; A mention of butchering hogs (no details).

Sexual Content- a ‘sexy’; A mention that Jewel doesn’t know her father; A couple mentions of periods; A few mentions of Jewel’s mom’s many boyfriends and the one who doesn’t know how to keep his hands to himself (no details); Mentions of boys & boy crazy girls; Mentions of kisses, stolen kisses & kissing;
            *Note: A mention of a girl’s tight shirt showing the curve of her bosom; A couple mentions of underwear; A couple mentions of stripping naked & dancing in the streets (Jewel throws out the idea, none of them do it); A few mentions of a misunderstanding of a girl thinking a hope chest is when a girl hopes her chest gets bigger; Mentions of girls’ attributes, modesty & encouraging men not to look lustfully at a girl; Mentions of tight & low cut tops, tight jeans, and clothing that have printed phases on them to bring attention to a girls’ attributes.

-Kathleen “Katy” Lambright, age 16
                                        P.O.V. of Katy
                                                        203 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
At first I wasn’t a fan of Katy—she seemed a bit too focused on herself & how she was feeling, but by the end I ended up liking her better. I look forward to reviewing the rest of the series, as they do get better. ;)

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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