Hold On Tight

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sierra felt anything but mature at the moment. She didn’t want to be responsible for driving the family van 100 miles down to Coravallis with Randy, Warner, Amy, and Vicki depending on her. Sierra would have felt much more comfortable if her dad stepped in and volunteered to drive them to Wesley’s. But she knew her dad wouldn’t; he trusted her and her friends depended on her. She never would have expected it, but being mature and responsible on such occasions was a troublesome, nerve-wracking condition.

Book:Hold on Tight (The Sierra Jensen Series #10) by Robin Jones Gunn, Bethany House Publishers, 1998

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subjects: Friendships, Relationships with family, Dating relationships, Growing up
Summary: A road trip with her buddies should be a blast! And when she breaks the news to Amy and Vicki they agree. But all of a sudden it’s not just them. Randy and Warner and Tre and Margo and Drake have all been invited! Sierra has no clue what to do! How did it get so out of control so fast? It’s supposed to be a visit to a number of different colleges, culminating with the one Wes is looking into for grad school. Sure they are considering throwing in one trip to an amusement park, but that’s not the focus of the trip. How is Sierra supposed to solve this one?
Notes: Sierra Jensen was introduced in the last book of the Christy Miller series and this is the one of twelve books about her story. Tenth in the Sierra Jensen series, Hold On Tight has Sierra trying to figure out how to be a good friend even when it’s difficult. One person in particular does not know how to be a good friend to the others and has the girls wanting to scream in frustration at him. An accident changes perspective a bit though. Then the rest of the trip is the start of Sierra’s realizing how much things are changing as she grows up. It’s time to start making decisions and that requires a lot of trust in God to guide her to the right place at the right time. She likens it to how God can move mountains or hide them behind the clouds. It’s time for her to hold on tight to God and have faith that He’ll guide her.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


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