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Now, for the discussion:
I LOVED this book. One thing that was great about it was the characters. Laura has developed a Pinterest board for each of the four girls and I love the little tidbits you can see about their personalities. What a great way to do character development and make sure that all your girls are different than one another. Here they are. Check them out, and let me know who you liked best and who was most like you:
I liked that each character had their own issue. While they all pretty much involved guys and dating, each issue was separate. And for older teens, most issues do revolved around guys anyway. 😉 And this issues were REAL issues. Not sanitized versions goody-goody versions, but things that emerging adults face. How many of their issues did you encounter? Feeling like the only girl without a boyfriend, pressure to have sex, date rape (hopefully not, but it happens), peer pressure for drugs/alcohol, having a nice guy like you but not feeling anything in return.
I thought it was interesting for four girls that decided to go to a Christian college that they hadn’t thought about Bible study before that. But then, who am I kidding? I’m curious – did you go to a Christian college? Or were you a Christian at college? If so, were you involved in a church?
For me, I was a Christian who went to a secular college. I didn’t get plugged into a church right away. In hindsight, that was a big mistake. It didn’t take long for me to fall out of the habit of going to church.
I’m really interested to see what happens in the rest of the series. For non-fantasy, non-science fiction books, these really held my interest!
NOW YOU: Whatcha got? Any questions/comments about this one?