Open Your Eyes

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
“Oh no! You’re not off with that phantom in your head again are you?”
“Maybe,” Sierra answered, a lilt in her voice. The really fun thing about Paul was that the more she had thought about him the last few months, the more she had convinced herself she had a crush on him. No, more than that, she and Paul were brought together by God, and she just knew that something had to happen between them – hopefully very soon.

Book: Close Your Eyes (The Sierra Jensen Series #4) by Robin Jones Gunn, Bethany House Publishers, 1996

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subjects: Friendships, Relationships with family, Dating relationships, Growing up
Summary: A phantom Amy calls him. And perhaps with good reason. They’ve exchanged two short conversations and he’s sent her two short notes. And yet he’s the one Sierra day dreams about. Her best friend says she needs to open her eyes to what’s right in front of her: her good buddy Randy who is starting to take interest in her. But when a school assignment causes Sierra to run into Paul again, she can’t help but hope something will come together.
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. Fourth in the Sierra Jensen series, Open Your Eyes focuses on the difference between elusive daydream relationships and real relationships. It’s not so much saying that Sierra should date one boy or the other, but focusing on being thankful for the relationships she does have instead of always focusing on the one she doesn’t have. A Christian music concert helps her shift her focus a bit. At the end of the book, the author has a note about the real music group mentioned in the story.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.


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