Friday, September 20, 2019

"Blind Date" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “When it comes to being set up on a blind date, true friends can be trusted . . .
Or can they?
  Devon, Emma, Cassidy, Bryn, and Abby are ready for their next Dating Games challenge: setting each other up on blind dates for the upcoming masquerade ball.
  But trouble is brewing. Some of the girls are questioning whether their friends can be trusted to deliver on their promises. In fact, there's a very real danger that this dating treat could turn into a nasty trick.
  Will their club--and their friendships--survive?”

Series: Book #2 in “The Dating Games” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Set at a Christian high school; A few Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God, sermons, & witnessing; ‘H’s are not capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of faiths; Mentions of witnessing; Mentions of churches, church going, church leaders, & sermons; A few mentions of the Bible; A mention of a miracle;
             *Note: Mentions of Halloween & a school not allowing ghoulish or evil sorts of costumes; A few mentions of the devil; A few mentions of an atheist; A mention of a devilish sparkle in someone’s eye; A mention of karma.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, a ‘sheesh’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘sucks’, a ‘what the—‘, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘duh’s, and eleven ‘stupid’s; A mention of a curse (said, not written); Lots of eye rolling; Devon sneaks, drinks her mom’s alcohol, & gets drunk; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, underage drinking, & getting drunk; Mentions of threats; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of divorces & fathers leaving their families; Mentions of throwing up; Mentions of hunting; A mention of drugs;
             *Note: Mentions of books, movies, & fictional characters (including The Hunger Games); Mentions of brand names (including Apple products); A few mentions of vampires, werewolves, & witches; A couple mentions of social media; A couple mentions of car brands; A mention of Barbie.

Sexual Content- a ‘baby’, a ‘hussy’, and nine forms of ‘hot’; All about many mentions of boys, boyfriends/girlfriends, & dating; Many mentions of dances & dates; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of an affair, cheating, & a mistress; A few mentions of wondering if a girl was raped (did not happen); A couple mentions of abstaining from sex on a date; A couple mentions of a boy crazy girl; A mention of a girl wanting to jump on a guy;
             *Note: A few mentions of teen boys being hormonal & only thinking about one thing; A couple mentions of a girl wearing a tight and low-cut shirt; A couple mentions of a dress showing a girl’s curves & her pulling the low-cut to show off her endowments; A mention of a girl foisting her ample cleavage in a guy’s face; A mention of a guy gaping at a girl’s cleavage; A mention of a dress’s low-cut neckline; A mention of PMS-ing; A mention of girls acting overly hormonal.

-Devon Fremont, age 16
-Cassidy Banks, age 16
-Emma Parks, age 16
-Bryn Jacobs, age 16
-Abby Morrison, age 16
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        203 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

While cleaner than the first book in quite a few ways, there still is the teen drama and dating angst that’s common in a Melody Carlson YA book. Devon is reminding me a lot of Taylor from the ‘Carter House Girls’ series, hopefully we’ll see a redemption again soon.

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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