Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"Oops-A-Daisy" by Melody Delgado

About this book:

  “Who wants to be stuck wearing a shaggy dog outfit or a chicken suit on television? Twelve-year-old aspiring singer, actress, Daisy De la Cruz, that’s who. She’ll do and wear just about anything to get ahead in the entertainment industry. But will all her embarrassing moments pay off and land her a spot in her arts magnet school’s coveted master class where she’ll be rubbing shoulders with top professionals in the entertainment industry? Or will she be doomed to play the role of an animal, vegetable or mineral forever?”

Series: Book #1 in “The De La Cruz Diaries”.

Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are mentioned & talked about; Church going, a youth group, pastor, & sermon; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, a pastor, & sermon; A few mentions of the Lord’s supper & communion; A couple mentions of a gospel song; A mention of a church choir.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘suck it up’, a ‘witch’, and five ‘stupid’s; Some sarcasm & eye rolling; Dealing with a mean girl; Friendship troubles and fights; A bit of sibling problems; Mentions of a mean girl and her comments & actions; Mentions of cheaters & cheating; Mentions of jealousy & hatred; Mentions of human & animal waste; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a boy saying that cats taste just like bologna; A couple mentions of lies & lying;
             *Note: Mentions of designers (not named, but some girls in the book place importance on them); Mentions of Broadway musicals; A few mentions of TV channels.

Sexual Content- A couple mentions of a possibly handsome teacher.

-Daisy De La Cruz, age 12
                                1st person P.O.V. of Daisy
                                                        155 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ to a full star for those in Public School or interested in the entertainment industry}
I was expecting this book to be a cute read and it was! I really liked Daisy and found her to be very real in her thoughts of current twelve-year-olds. Like most Public School Pre-Teen books, “Oops-A-Daisy” had friendship troubles, dealing with a mean girl, and a bit of sibling problems. But, there was also a message about caring for the homeless in this book. I loved that Daisy’s view was put into perspective after volunteering at a shelter.
Overall, this was a cute read with good messages and I’m looking forward to the next book of the series. :)

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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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