Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Spotlight" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “Paige and Erin Forester’s On the Runway TV show has become a global phenomenon, and when they take their reality show to London, both get a reception to remember. Bombarded by crazed fans and the flashbulbs and interrogations of the infamous British paparazzi, the sisters know that their lives have changed—big time. Star treatment has its perks, but the girls quickly learn just how scorching life in the limelight can be. Before long, Paige and Erin are stretched close to a breaking point. With zealous paparazzi poised to take advantage of even the slightest whiff of a scandal, the stakes have never been higher.”

Series: Book #4 in the “On the Runway” series. Reviews of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, and #3 Here! {We recommend reading this series after the “Carter House Girls” series by this author.}

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of churches, church going, youth groups, lessons/sermons, & pastors; A few mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of sharing a testimony; A couple mentions of Heaven; A mention of missionaries.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blah, blah, blah’, a ‘crud’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘stupid’, three ‘dumb’s, and 3 ‘duh’s; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Sibling Bickering; Many mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of manslaughter & a man possibly going to jail for a car accident; Mentions of clubs & clubbing; Mentions of alcohol & drinking; Mentions of drugs; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of lies; A few mentions of assaults; A few mentions of bars/pubs; A few mentions of divorces; A couple mentions of gangs;
             *Note: Going to & a few mentions of Starbucks; Many mentions of designers & brand names; Mentions of actors, singers, & celebrities; A few mentions of movies; A few mentions of stores; A couple mentions of car brands; A couple mentions of social media sites; A couple mentions of aliens & UFOs; A mention of feeling like a zombie.

Sexual Content- two ‘hot’s; Many mentions of dates, dating, breakups, boys, & boyfriends; Mentions of (other) unwed pregnancies; Mentions of Erin’s best friend who is pregnant out of wedlock; Mentions of a couple kissing & being seen kissing;
             *Note: Many talks about & mentions of eating disorders, diets, & body images; Mentions of Barbie’s perfect body & breasts (and her dimensions being unhealthy); A few mentions of plastic surgery; A mention of menstruating; A mention of implants; A mention of a scantily clad model; A mention of a girl dressing like a call girl.

-Erin Forrester, age 18
                                1st person P.O.V. of Erin
                                                        216 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ star for those interested in teen drama.}
{Add ½ star for those interested in fashion and designer names.}
Ahhh, I remember the first time I read this series and this book specifically. It brought up a lot of emotions for me, as I’m the younger sister, like Erin, in my family. Not quite the same experience as years ago, but there were still twinges. Only two books left in this series to go!

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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