Turn Up For Real

Thursday, January 15, 2015

“Are you going through some sort of crisis? Ansli just went through one. Maybe you need to talk to Mom.” Huffing I grunted, “I don’t need to talk to anybody, and you don’t need to say anything either, okay? Is life ending? Am I going to hell?” “Maybe!” Sloan yelled out. “Ughh! You first, chick,” I retorted.

Book: Turn Up For Real by Stephanie Perry Moore, Darby Creek, 2014
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 16+
Subjects: Sex, Homosexuality, Rape, Pornography, Dating Relationships, Friendship
Summary: What IS wrong with Slade? All of a sudden she’s just dissatisfied with her life and is ready to pursue some other interests outside of her family. She starts with a singing competition, and moves on from there to pursuit of a record label. But those pursuits will take her into some scary places. Before long she’s at a sleepover with a group of girls watching a homosexual pornography video and hanging out with a boy who leads her into a house with some guys doing drugs that just about succeed in raping her before he intervenes. It’s time to count the cost of her dreams.
Notes: This is the third in the Sharp Sisters series. And it is trash. In this book the character watches a sex scene on tv that is described for the reader, she nearly gets raped and the details of that are described. She watches a pornography video which is described. And she gets herself so aroused talking to her boyfriend that her mom offers her birth control pills. She professes to have a little bit of faith at the beginning and sings hymns her grandmother taught her but she does not live according to the Bible, nor does any other character in the story. There is no truly Christian influence in the book. The author professes to be a Christian and has published multiple series that contain Christian elements. This book however should be avoided by anyone who does not want multiple detailed descriptions of characters having sex.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 0/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Ephesians 5:3 – But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
Mark 7:21 – For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
Romans 13:13 – Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.


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