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VOYAIn the new True Colors series, intense teen emotions are examined through the Christian perspective. Dark Blue looks at depression and loneliness through the story of Kara and Jordan, who have been best friends since kindergarten. Deep Green continues the girls' story and focuses on Jordan's struggle with her cheerleading squad. As Jordan's jealousy grows, she finds herself falling deeper into a web of deceitful and self-destructive behavior, and at one point, even considers having sex with her ex-boyfriend to get him back. Shawna, however, proves a worthy competitor for Timothy's affection in the level of deceit and maliciousness to which she will go to destroy Jordan. As Jordan finds herself going back to Kara for help through it all, she is slowly influenced by Kara and Edgar to find a personal relationship with God. This series will appeal to Christian teen readers who are looking for books that address realistic teen situations and emotions through an inspirational lens. Unfortunately the series, especially true with Dark Blue, reverts to preachy, unrealistic dialogue between its teen characters to get its message across. Interestingly, different characters are portrayed as being at several levels of faith and engage in various means of expressing it. Teen readers will also appreciate the frank discussion of emotions as well as other topics such as sex and lying. The books are recommended for school and public libraries. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004, THINK Books/Nav Press, 201p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.