Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"New York Debut" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “The New Year promises to be lively for the Carter House girls. No sooner does the calendar page turn and the girls are forced to confront a whole load of difficulties. There is constant pressure from Mrs. Carter as the household prepares to participate in the high stakes Spring Fashion Week in New York City. Competition flares from all directions as the girls vie for top billing, premium outfits, and attention from favorite guys. Stresses mount and some personal challenges grow into serious problems. Will the girls survive the big city experience and the even bigger trials that come along with it?”

Series: Book #6 (of eight) in the “Carter House Girls” series. (Book #1 Review Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! #4 Here! and #5 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- Prayers; Scriptures are mentioned; Bible reading & quiet time; Witnessing; Talks about God & faiths; *Spoiler* While in rehab, Taylor gives her life to God *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of church events & sermons;
*Note: Taylor is called the devil woman; A mention of raising hell.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘duh’, a ‘what the—‘, a form of ‘wimp’, three ‘dumb’s, three ‘witch’s, and twelve ‘stupid’s; Curses are said, not written; Sarcasm, sass, & eye rolling; Taylor is working on her alcohol problem; Many mentions of rehab; Many mentions of drinking & drunks; Mentions of gambling, bars, & underage drinking; Mentions of clubbing; Mentions of drugs; Mentions of parties, alcohol, vomiting, & having to go the police station;
             *Note: Many mentions of designers.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss and a forehead kiss; a ‘babe’, a ‘foxy’, a ‘hot’, a ‘skank’; Eliza hints that DJ & Taylor are gay and has “no problem with sexual preferences” (they aren’t, of course); Mentions of kissing & flirting; A mention of a lady of the night; Boys, boyfriends, girlfriends, dates, exes, & all that drama;
              *Notes: *Spoiler* Kriti has anorexia *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of eating disorders & weights; Mentions of curves, fat, “junk in the trunk”, & long legs; Mentions of & wearing bras & short skirts; Mentions of taking off shirts (girls looking into the minor).

-Desiree Jeanette “DJ” Lane, age 17
                                                P.O.V. of DJ
                                                        203 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}
So far, this is my favorite of the series—but I can’t say much due to spoilers! ;)

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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