Friday, November 8, 2019

"Double Date" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “With rumors flying and everyone taking sides, will the girls of the Dating Games club ever agree on their new members?
  The girls of the DG have found that through the club, both their friendships and their dating savvy have grown. But all that is about to be put to the test.
  Despite their promises of secrecy, word has somehow gotten out, and new girls want to join the club. The reaction in the DG is mixed, but with the Christmas Ball coming up, they need to pull together to organize their double dates. The trouble is, how can they get guys interested in a dance that’s become increasingly unpopular?”

Series: Book #3 in “The Dating Games” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Set at a Christian high school; A couple Scripture are mentioned & talked about; Prayers; Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are not capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & His grace; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches & church going; Mentions of Christmas; A few mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of blessings over food; A mention of a miracle;
             *Note: A mention of a girl having a bit of the devil in her.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a form of ‘shut up’, a form of ‘wimp’, two ‘crud’s, two ‘duh’s, two ‘witch’s, and twenty ‘stupid’s; A few mentions of curses (said, not written); Lots of eye rolling; A bit of sarcasm; Many mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of threats, guns/knives, & creepy thoughts (like seeing a murdered body, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of bullies & facing racism; Mentions of blackmail; Mentions of alcohol, (underage) drinking, & getting drunk (Book #2); Mentions of hatred; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of divorces; A few mentions of lies, lying, & liars; A couple mentions of gangs & drugs;
             *Note: Mentions of brand names (including Apple products); A few mentions of celebrities; A few mentions of car brands; A mention of Girl Scouts.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; a ‘babe’, a ‘cougar’, a ‘sexy’, a ‘sl*t’, two ‘hot’s, and three ‘hooker’s, All about many mentions of boys, boyfriends/girlfriends, & dating; Many mentions of dances & dates; Mentions of flirting; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of abstaining from sex on dates; A few mentions of kisses & kissing; A couple mentions of boy crazy girls; A mention of a guy having his way with a girl (teasing mention, does not happen);
             *Note: Mentions of a hinted rumor of a girl being an exotic dancer/hooker & her website page with provocative photos (not quite pornography) and suggestive comments (it was all fake); Mentions of other fake and provocative websites; A few mentions of girls wearing low-cut tops & short-short skirts; A few mentions of underwear; A couple mentions of a girl showing a lot of leg & not being able to bend over without showing her bum; A mention of skimpy clothes; A mention of an inappropriate wardrobe; A mention of a form-fitting and strapless dress; A mention of a girl getting a makeover to get some serious male attention; A mention of a girl’s curvy figure; A mention of someone being a pain in the rear.

-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
                                                        215 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
While the ending of this third book was a little rushed, it was a cute story to get in a Christmas-y mood. Normal teen dating drama with some typical unwise choices thrown in, it was a decent read. I’m curious how the final book will wrap-up this 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.

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