Friday, August 19, 2016

"Katy's Debate" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

About this book:

  “New club, new crush … new mom? Just as Katy is feeling settled in her new school, everything falls apart at home. Her father, believing she needs a mother, starts courting a woman Katy refuses to accept. Tensions rise as Katy schemes to send the woman packing. Meanwhile, the pressure builds at school as Katy joins the debate team, encounters a teammate’s scorn, and faces her growing feelings for a boy her father will never accept. Can Katy prove she doesn’t need a mother’s guidance even as she discovers more of what the world offers?”

Series: Book #2 (of four) in “Katy Lambright” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7a at the beginning; Scriptures are remembered, mentioned & read; Prayers; Mentions of God; Mentions of the Mennonite faith; Mentions of Bible reading & Bible studies; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of church & a preacher; Mentions of Christians; Mentions of Christmas; A couple mentions of songs.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘sheesh’, a ‘shut up’, three ‘duh’s, four forms of ‘idiot’, and eight ‘stupid’s; Katy can come across as rude to Mrs. Graber; Mentions of snide comments from rude girls; Mentions of sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of lying & jealousy; Mentions of divorce & parents fighting; Mentions of Katy’s mom who left when Katy was young; A few mentions of DUI; A few mentions of throwing up.

Sexual Content- Touches & Butterflies (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of crushes, blushes & a cute boy; Mentions of flirting, jealousy & winks; Mentions of kissing & kisses.

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

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My personal Rating-
I really felt bad for Katy in this book. I could understand where she was coming from, but it didn’t make her “wrong thoughts/moments” less painful to read. (Second hand embarrassment from a character and all that. ;) )

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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