Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Lost in Las Vegas" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “In a whirlwind, DJ accepts “lonely” Taylor’s invitation to join her mom’s tour in Las Vegas during Christmas break. DJ soon discovers that the unsupervised Taylor is focused on one thing only—partying with a capital “P.” She’s invited Eliza, too, and DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo. Desperate, she calls on Casey for help and prays for a miracle to help Taylor before she self-destructs.”

Series: Book #5 (of eight) in the “Carter House Girls” series. (Book #1 Review Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! and #4 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; Christmas & the first Christmas is mentioned; Talks about God & Him caring; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of Taylor still being mad at God of what happen when she was younger; Mentions of what the Bible says; A mention of a Bible lesson;
*Note: Conner calls Taylor the “roommate from hell”; Many mentions of Las Vegas being known as the sin city; A mention of looking like a goddess; A mention of a cult.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut up’, two ‘crud’s, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘freaking’s, two ‘idiot’s, two ‘sheesh’s, three ‘duh’s, three forms of ‘witch’, and eleven ‘stupid’s; A mention of receiving the middle-finger; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm, sass & eye rolling; Girls (not DJ) get hung-over (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of drinking, drunks & addictions; Mentions of underage drinking; Mentions of going to a club, clubbing & fake IDs; Mentions of Haley’s suicide attempt & therapy (Book #4); Mentions of drugs; Mentions of rehab; Mentions of Taylor smoking; Mentions of vomit (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of divorces;
             *Note: Mentions of Starbucks & going there; Mentions of clothing designers & brands.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and a board-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss; Seeing couples kissing; a ‘sexy’, two ‘babe’s, and fifteen forms of ‘hot’; *Spoiler* Taylor says that she was raped when she was fifteen *End of Spoiler*; Eliza dares Taylor to walk into a casino in just her underwear (which she does, semi-detailed); DJ wonders if a girl has more than just friendship feelings for another girl; Many mentions of guys booking hotel rooms for after a dance/prom & sleeping with their date (DJ tries to get other girls not to go up there & have sex); Mentions of being abducted; Mentions of having & not having sex with a guy; Mentions of flirting; A mention of dancing seductively; Lots of boys, boyfriends & girlfriends, dating, breakups, exes, & all that drama;
              *Notes: Mentions of & wearing bikinis, short dresses, low-cut tops & lace underwear; Mentions of “the girls”; Mentions of eating disorders.

-Desiree Jeanette “DJ” Lane, age 17
                                                P.O.V. of DJ
                                                        197 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}
There’s a lot of drinking in this book of the series, but the ending is much better. ;)

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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