Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"Spring Breakdown" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “The six Carter house girls plan to join Mrs. Carter in Florida for a “quiet” spring break, but quiet is impossible when all their guy friends stay in a condo nearby. Focused on her newfound faith and sobriety, Taylor is trying to behave, but Eliza has no such intention. In an attempt to win her ex, Harry, back, Eliza continues to push the envelope, and her partying spins out of control. When Eliza goes missing, everyone is left worried and afraid for her safety. Will Eliza wake up and see that her life is built on sinking sand? Or will this quicksand claim her instead?”

Series: Book #7 (of eight) in the “Carter House Girls” series. (Book #1 Review Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! #4 Here! #5 Here! and #6 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- A bit of witnessing; Prayers & Blessings over food; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of Scriptures; Mentions of a youth group.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, a ‘darn’, a ‘duh’, a ‘freaking’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘witch’s, four ‘duh’s, five forms of ‘stupid’; Curses are cut off and also said, but not written (a mention of “the b-title” for a girl); Sarcasm, sass, & eye rolling; Many mentions of drinking, alcohol, drunks, rehab, vomiting, & underage drinking and parties; Mentions of murder; Mentions of a kidnapping; Mentions of drugs & overdosing; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A mention of clubbing;
             *Note: Many mentions of designers.

Sexual Content- Eliza tries to start a rumor that a person was in DJ’s room when she was naked (not true); DJ talks to Taylor about wearing bikinis in front of hormonal teen guys & how she and her boyfriend have an agreement to keep them from going there (talks about temptations & self-control); The girls do a swimsuit photo session & boys watch and mention Sports Illustrated’s bikini shoots; a ‘skanky’, two ‘babe’s, two ‘sexy’s, three forms of ‘hooker’, seven ‘hot’s; Mentions of a boyfriend that is only after one thing [sex]; Mentions of girls who spent the night alone with a guy; Mentions of skinny dipping & a pervert; Mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of a couple making-out & the phrase about getting a room is said; A mention of thinking that a girl sleeps with both her male & female teachers (she doesn’t); A mention of Book #1’s bag switched with condoms; Boys, boyfriends, girlfriends, dating, exes, crushes, & all that drama;
              *Notes: A girl thinks she’s pregnant (not DJ, but one of the another girls), mentions of unprotected sex & periods; Many mentions of bikinis, skimpy bikinis, skimpy clothes, breast implants, & bras; Mentions of cleavage; Mentions of a fictional character who is known for her breasts and figure; A mention of PMS; A mention of hormone driven boys; A hairdresser that could be taken as homosexual.

-Desiree Jeanette “DJ” Lane, age 17
                                                P.O.V. of DJ
                                                        199 pages

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My personal Rating-
This one has a bit more action than the others in this series. Not a favorite of mine for different reasons, but it deals with harder topics for teens and young adults, like most Melody Carlson books.

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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