Forcing Paige to share the limelight with me could come with its own set of challenges. Which brings to mind Joseph… and how his own brothers sold him to strangers. Okay, I’m pretty sure my sister wouldn’t sink quite that low. But it does give me pause to wonder.
Book: Spotlight On The Runway by Melody Carlson, Zondervan Publishers, 2010
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 16-20
Subjects: Fashion, Relationship with siblings, teen pregnancy, dating relationships
Summary: Trouble is brewing for On The Runway. The directors want to see Erin step up more and actually share the star role with Paige. Sharing the limelight has never gone over well with Paige though and sure enough, she fights hard to make sure she is the one in the center of attention. Her decisions have costly stakes though when the paparzzi starts exaggerating and twisting the truth in order to give Paige the attention she’s asked for.
Notes: Just like the other books in the On The Runway series, much more is taught about fashion than faith. The boy Erin is most interested in – Blake is a solid Christian who encourages Erin towards prayer and trusting God when Erin talks to him, but those are about the only times. The issues covered are looked at from a moral or logical negative consequences aspect, not spiritual.
Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Philippians 2:3-5 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus