My Review:
This book is number seven in a series about the Carter girls, a group of young ladies who board with
an older grandmother. On the verge of graduation, the 6 girls head off on a spring break trip to Palm Beach, Florida, hoping to have a quiet relaxing spring break. The book is full of teenage drama with boyfriends, clothing choices, bad choices and the consequences mostly associated with the rich and spoiled….I have to admit, this book was not a favorite. It may be because I did not read the rest of the series, but I am maybe a bit more conservative than this, and I did not relate well to their struggles. I did enjoy the character D.J. in the book! Her honesty and willingness to stand up for what she believed like on the swimsuit topic that came up a few times in the book! She was funny and made mistakes, but was a real girl. -Martha

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Spring Breakdown (Carter House Girls)

Zondervan (February 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks of ZONDERKIDZ for sending me a review copy.***


Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. “I think real-life experiences inspire the best friction,” she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.

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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (February 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071494X
ISBN-13: 978-0310714941

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