Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Wreath" by Judy Christie

About this book:

  “Wreath Willis is finishing high school by day … and living in a junkyard by night.
  Wreath is sixteen, alone after the death of her mother and on the run from a horrid man named Big Fun.
  As she sets off in search of a better life, Wreath makes a list in her trusty notebook: “Find a place to live. Buy cheap food. Finish high school.” Then she adds: “Avoid notice”—because Wreath is pretty sure most people won’t understand a teenager living alone.
  But it’s hard to go unnoticed when life puts a cute boy named Law on her path and brings in Faye, her new boss who depends on Wreath’s creativity to turn a dying business around.
  Living at the junkyard is lonely and scary—but Wreath refuses to give up on her dreams. And Big Fun can’t find her. Can he?
  Should Wreath keep running? Or has she maybe, just maybe, found a true home after all?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Wreath Willis” series.

Spiritual Content- Wreath writes out a prayer; Scriptures are read & remembered; Youth group, Church & hints of sermons; Wreath remembers her grandmother reading the Bible lot; A couple talks about God & His plans; Mentions of the Bible; Mentions of reading & searching the Bible; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Church & youth group; A few mentions of God;
*Note: A mention of something “ugly as sin”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crummy’, a ‘heck’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘suck up’, a ‘witch’, two forms of ‘darn’, two ‘dumb’s, and seven ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); People die & Blood (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); Threats of violence; Mentions of jail; Mentions of cigarettes, tobacco & smoking; Mentions of drinking & beer; A mention of abusive boyfriends; A mention of a druggie; A mention of a pit ball attacking a chicken; Going to the bathroom in the woods.

Sexual Content- two cheek kisses, a forehead kiss, and a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; Touches & Hand Holding (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; Wreath’s parents weren’t married; Wreath has a crush on Law; Mentions of prom & dates; Mentions of cute boys & girls; Mentions of crushes, boyfriends, jealousy & flirting; A mention of a man liking Wreath; A mention of Big Fun taking off his shirt and thinking “he’s God’s gift to women”;
              *Note: “butt into her/your business” is said twice; Mentions of short skirts & tank tops.

-Wreath Willis, age 16-17
                                P.O.V. mostly of Wreath, but also switches to Faye, Julia, Clarice & Law
                                                        282 pages

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My personal Rating-
I enjoyed this book, but there was some things that could have been a bit better in my opinion. The writing was a bit lacking (everybody said something, not much variety.), there was quite a few ????s and !!!!s in Wreath’s lists which made her look young, and I do wish there would have been more Spiritual Content, but overall I enjoyed “Wreath” and her can-do attitude. I look forward to reading the second book in the series about her.

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.

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