Monday, September 19, 2016

"Viva Vermont!" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “Christmas is coming and Mrs. Carter treats the girls to a weekend trip to General Harding’s luxurious Vermont ski lodge. Naturally, she has no idea that Taylor has invited some guys to follow them—boys who have a different type of adventure in mind.
  As usual, Mrs. Carter does not pay close attention to the girls’ activities. When a dinner outing and small accident keep her away overnight, DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey are quickly in over their heads. As a party gets completely out of hand, only God’s help can get the Carter House girls out of this gigantic mess.”

Series: Book #4 (of eight) in the “Carter House Girls” series. (Book #1 Review Here! #2 Here! #3 Here!)  {Another series by this author, “On the Runway” mentions these characters after the final book. {Read #1 of that series review Here!} I personally would read the CHG series then the OTR series. :) }

Spiritual Content- Quite a few Prayers; A few Scriptures are mentioned & read; Bible reading; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of youth group & Bible reading; A few mentions of God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, a ‘sucks’, a ‘sheesh’, a form of ‘wimp’, two ‘freaking’s, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘dumb’s, four ‘duh’s, and fifteen forms of ‘stupid’; Taylor curses (said, not written); Sarcasm, sass & eye rolling; Girls clash and there’s some fighting & slapping involved; Girls (not DJ) get hung-over (up to semi-detailed); Taylor drinks & smokes; A party with alcohol & drunks; Mentions of underage drinking; Mentions of drinking, booze & beer; Mentions of drugs, pain & Casey going to counseling; Mentions of throwing up (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a girl who tries to kill herself (up to semi-detailed); A couple mentions of drowning someone;
             *Note: Mentions of Victoria’s Secret; Set near/on Halloween (can mention creepy/spooky things, up to semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); a ‘babe’, a ‘skanky’, two ‘witch’s, thee ‘hot’s and four ‘sexy’s; Taylor is called “the evil seductress”; DJ sees Taylor & her boyfriend “going at it on Taylor’s bed” (no details); DJ & Conner share a bed, but nothing happens (mentions of what could/could have happen/ed, but nothing did); Mentions of Conner saying that Haley wanted to have s*x, but he didn’t; Mentions of couples at parties in bedrooms (no details); Mentions of seductive smiles; Mentions of seeing couple making out; A mention of Book #1’s steamy car make-out session; A mention of Book #2’s Myspace mess; A mention of a harem; A mention of a brothel; Lots of boys, boyfriends & girlfriends, dating, breakups, exes, & all that drama;
              *Notes: Taylor wears clothing that shows her ample cleavage; Taylor dresses up as a “sexy, seductress type of witch” for Halloween; Mentions of Taylor getting Casey to buy a lingerie set (she also buys one, up to semi-detailed); Mentions of guys in speedos & girls in swimsuits; Mentions of eating disorders.

-Desiree Jeanette “DJ” Lane, age 16
                                                P.O.V. of DJ
                                                        206 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add 1-2 stars for girls in Public & Private School}
This one was never my favorite in this series, personally. Never quite sold on Conner. ;)

See y’all on Wednesday 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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