Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters" by Angie Spady

About this book:

  “Meet, Catie Conrad - a typical Christian tween with, oh, the weight of the world on her shoulders. And if it isn’t bad enough that no one seems to understand the social pressures of being the greatest at everything, donning the latest fashions, and carrying the trendiest technology, Catie’s dad is about to uproot her and her family to an Indian reservation during spring break for his job. Throw in a school dance, a major art contest, and an arch nemesis known only as Miranda Maroni and there’s bound to be an epic meltdown of biblical proportions. Or, maybe not…”

Series: Book #1 in the “Desperate Diva Diaries” series.

Spiritual Content- Prayers and Prayer lists (& mentions of it); Catie is trying to memorize Scriptures; Scriptures are written out, mentioned & discussed as well; Church going; A mission trip VBS & a song; Many Talks about Jesus, the cross, learning & fairness; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Talks about & mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of God; Mentions of praying; Mentions of Church, Sunday School, & memorizing Scriptures; Mentions of missionaries, VBS, & mission trips; Mentions of tithing; A couple mentions of Bible reading; A mention of a Bible.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, an ‘OMG’, two ‘oh my gosh’s, five ‘blah, blah, blah’s, six ‘sheesh’s, and nineteen forms of ‘dumb’s; Mean girls & drama; Lots of sibling bickering; Many mention of acne (pimples/zits); Mentions of feeling like a zombie; A mention of a cannibal;
             *Note: Peace signs are drawn about five times; A mention of Starbucks; Mentions of makeup.

Sexual Content- Catie has a crush & many mentions of him; Miranda is called boy crazy; A dance; Many mentions of cute boys; Many mentions of the school dance; A few mentions of dates & dumping;
             *Note: Illustrations of (prepubescent) girls wearing halter tops, tanks, one-shoulder (& low-cut) tops with tanks underneath, off-the-shoulder dresses, sweetheart neckline dresses, short-shorts, mini-skirts, & short hi-low skirts; A few mentions of dress-codes, the girls who break them showing everything & boys looking at them; Mentions of short dresses.

-Catie Conrad, age 12
                                1st person P.O.V. of Catie
                                                        290 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add 1 to 2 stars for girls in Public School}
In the opening chapter, Catie is ranting/complaining about her dad getting her this diary instead of the sketchpad she wanted. It honestly took me back a bit and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with the rest of the book. I can say, though, that Catie grows in this diary/book & by the end she really grew on me. She could be a drama queen at times, but I think that may have to do with the age. ;) She realizes after a mission trip (that she originally didn’t want to go on) what is important in life—like not having a cell phone isn’t the end of the world.

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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