TrueColors Series #2, Deep Green: Color Me Jealous
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A sick, twisted love triangle.
When Timothy suddenly dumps Shawna--to start seeing Jordan--rumors start flying. Shawna gets her revenge, first by smearing her former friend's reputation. Then she steals back Timothy by tempting him with an offer he can't refuse. Jordan feels absolutely green with envy--so much so that she considers doing everything in her power to get him back. Everything. Luckily, her old friend Kara Hendricks has been down that road too and knows Someone who just might be able to help Jordan as well.
"Having said that, I confess I was troubled by what I felt was explicit material. Im not naïve enough to think that sex and drinking doesnt happen at high school parties, but would I want my three high school aged teens to read a novel in which the protagonist describes some of the details of those events?
"I also felt the resolution was a bit simplistic: come to Jesus and your circumstances will instantly begin to improve. Even the villains in the story get their comeuppance in the end. The parents, though not major characters, are remarkably benign in the wake of some pretty catastrophic events.
"In a recent interview, Melody Carlson did say that the books in the True Colors series were for teens that are already facing the problems discussed, or for those who know someone is and want to help. I thought about the teenagers in my life, and decided that Deep Green was probably not for them." -- Pam Glass, Christian Book Previews
Chrissy2 Stars Out Of 5September 26, 2007Chrissyi actually didn't finish this book. i know lots of others loved this book- but i felt no connection whatsoever w/ Jordan. i wasn't even interested in how the story turned out. I've read other books by Carlson and loved them tho! i dunno why this one really didn't interest me. God b w/ ya'll.
Jenna Bragg5 Stars Out Of 5January 3, 2007Jenna BraggThis book is definitely one of my favorite books. This is the first one I have read of the series and didn't know that there was more, and when I heard that this was a series I was very happy to know that I could read more. It's about a girl named Jordan, she has a perfect life at first, the most amazing boyfriend, and then once again it's horrible. She actually ends up in a car accident but doesn't get hurt too badly. While she was in the car she screamed out to God, not knowing him, but asking for help. After the accident her friend Kara and Kara's boyfriend helped Jordan eccept God into her heart. It is a very good Christain book that I enjoyed reading every chapter, page, sentence, and word of the book!
Allison5 Stars Out Of 5December 28, 2006AllisonThis is an absolutely incredible book. It truly relates to teens today. Reading it has made me do some thinking and I hope it does the same for anybody who reads it. I cannot wait to continue the series!
Leslie5 Stars Out Of 5December 29, 2005LeslieThis is a great book, especially after hearing a bit about Jordan in the previous book.
Brianna5 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2004BriannaMelody Carlson, author of the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, ARMANDO'S TREASURE, and now the TrueColors series has created another perfect book. In DEEP GREEN, Jordan Ferguson is fighting against Shawna Frye and will do anything to win the coveted prize, Timothy Lawrence. But things get nasty between her and Shawna, and she's not sure how much more she can take. But then Jordan's ex-best friend, Kara Hendricks, comes to the rescue, along with her geeky friend, Edgar. To find out what happens, read the series!
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