Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Last Dance" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “With six teenage girls living under one roof, things are bound to get interesting. Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and huge personalities ... and you've got the Carter House Girls. With graduation looming, the Carter House girls are struggling with college visits, prom dress warfare, and relationships that are going from bad to worse. Mrs. Carter ups the stress level by planning a typical over-the-top Mother's Day fashion show, and things get tense when the designer favors certain models. Through it all, surprises are in store for each girl as their time at Carter House comes to an end. As final good-byes approach, some friendships will deepen while others crumble. Will the girls resolve old differences or part ways as enemies?”

Series: Book #8 (of eight) in the “Carter House Girls” series. (Book #1 Review Here! #2 Here! #3 Here! #4 Here! #5 Here! #6 Here! and #7 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 recommend reading the CHG series then the OTR series. :) }

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Youth group & discussing things there; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of Scriptures; Mentions of a youth group, church going, & sermons;
*Note: One of the girls is Hindu (but there’s really nothing said about that religion).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘duh’, a ‘moron’, a form of ‘shut up’, and eleven ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses are said (not written); Sarcasm, sass, & eye rolling; Mentions of Book #7’s kidnapping; Mentions of drugs; Mentions of underage drinking, drunks, hangovers, partying, & sobriety; A couple mentions of suicide; A mention of DJ’s parent’s divorce;
              *Note: Mentions of designers.

Sexual Content- Talks that a guy is only having one thing; *Spoiler* Casey is pregnant with that guy’s child *End of Spoiler*; Talks about & mentions of sex, birth control, who’s fault, abortions, abortion clinics, morning sickness, pro-life values, & an almost abortion; a ‘hot’; Mentions of unwed pregnancies; A few mentions of (Book #7) Casey thinking she’s pregnant;
Boys, boyfriends, girlfriends, dating, exes, crushes, proms, dates, & all that drama;
              *Notes: A few mentions of cleavage, bras, & being heavy on top; A mention of an eating disorder.

-Desiree Jeanette “DJ” Lane, age 17/18
                                                P.O.V. of DJ
                                                        207 pages

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My personal Rating-
Out of all of the books in this series, I think this one is probably the cleanest in most regards…which shows how the girls have grown over these books. Overall this series would probably be most enjoyed by those wanting a teen issue driven series and more public school-y actions. ;)

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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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