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A Heart Full of Hope

by Robin Jones Gunn
Series: Christy Miller #6
148 pages, Romance
Reviewed by White Rose

Very good book. Very good addition the this series.

Plot

Ah, "sweet sixteen"! But for Christy, that sweet seems to have turned sour.

Now that she's allowed to date, Rick Doyle has asked Christy to go steady with him. Christy doesn't feel ready to go from buddies to boyfriend and girlfriend, so she surprises herself when she says yes. Now, she has a demanding boyfriend on top of her junior year of high school, driving, and her new job at the mall pet store. Plus, Todd has decided to return to Hawaii to enter a surfing championship.
What happened to all of her hopes and dreams? Will they soar? Or will they come crashing down, like kites? And what happened to her bracelet from Todd?

Morality

Rick doesn't like the rules Christy's parents have set for her, and he complains about them all the time to Christy, but she obeys her parents despite Rick's complaints.

Spiritual Content

A lot of praying, and other acts of Christianity.

Violence

None.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

Rick tries to kiss Christy more than she likes, but she tells him and he agrees to let up.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

Another great addition to this series, this story deals with the pressures of added responsibility we gain as we get older. Also, it shows how tough a relationship can be when one isn't ready for it. The storyline is entertaining, and there are some very sweet moments. Not to mention a very lovely poem by Christina Rossetti.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 13+

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