A Whisper and a Wish

by Robin Jones Gunn
Series: Christy Miller #2
160 pages, Romance
Reviewed by White Rose

Another book of real teen predicaments that is fun to read, and puts the focus on God.


After her parents cut her summer with her aunt and uncle short, Christy Miller is thrilled to find out she and her family are moving to California! Dreams of spending the coming school year with her new friends from the beach fill her head, only to crash when she finds out they're moving to a town a couple of hours away called Escondido. The thought of starting at a school where she knows absolutely no one is a bit scary, but Christy soon makes friends and catches the attention of the most popular boy in school in the quirkiest way possible. Things seem to be looking up, but, when a late night run to a store during a Palm Springs weekend goes wrong, will Christy be able to trust her friends again? Will she learn to trust that God is still with her in trial? And will Christy learn to not only say "no" to the bad things that come her way, but say "yes" to the good things that God brings her?


Very good. One of Christy's friends tries to steal something, and Christy ends up getting blamed for it, but the friend is found out. Christy has some average difference of feelings regarding what her parents want for her, but she obeys them anyway.

Spiritual Content

Christy is a Christian, and she makes a couple friends at school who are also Christians. She goes to church with her friends. Lots of prayer.



Drug and Alcohol Content

One of Christy's friends takes diet pills and laxatives to try to lose weight.

Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



Robin Jones Gunn, again, shows the reality of situations that teens face, be they a new school, new friends, or peer pressure. She shows in this story that God is there to help us through it all, to help us say no, but, more importantly, to help us say yes to His things.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 13+

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