Mixed Bags

Mixed Bags

by Melody Carlson
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Mixed Bags (Carter House Girls Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Angela Kopfer More than 1 year ago
This book will get you hooked and you will want to read the whole series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though this book was entertaining, I actually wouldn't want my teenage daughter reading it. There is way too much emphasis on boy/girl relationships (in fact, that's really what the whole book is about, though the author tries to incorporate other themes). I just found it a little too frank and graphic for a Christian teenage audience. And though Carlson ostensibly condemns physical relationships among teens, there sure is a lot of it that goes on in this book. The parties and teenage drinking are too glorified in my mind, though some of the characters feel slightly uncomfortable with it. It just felt like someone trying too hard to be cool with teenagers, just to get them to read the book. Also, the salvation scene at the end feels very weak, almost like a obligatory afterthought. Other than a few passing references to God, it didn't even feel like a Christian book at all. Though I had high hopes for this book, I was very disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it was quick read and also a smooth read. DJ is a girl living with her grandmother, a woman who is an old-pro in the fashion world. The Carter House is DJ's grandmother's undertaking and is meant to teach girls manners, fashion, and social upbringing. DJ is odd-ball out amongst the high fashion teenagers Kriti, Eliza, and Taylor until Rihannon and Casey arrive. DJ learns that people change as she attempts to find herself and fill the empty space she feels inside of her. After getting into it on a regular basis with Taylor and having issues with her friend-turned-boyfriend Connor, she turns to Rihannon who turns her to God. I thought DJ finding and accepting God into her life happened rather late in the story as the it ends very quickly after this event, but hopefully the next book in the series will dwell on this topic a little more and connect it to DJ's life and current situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book from the moment you've read the first page you just can't put it down. The characters are well introduced and developed. Just when you think you've got them down and figured out you are thrown into a whole new view most of us don't dare explore. As it has been with teenagers since the dawn of time, the angst, the pressure, the changes... all is present and explored. For those of us who remember the teenage years or know someone in that time of their lives, there is something we can all relate to in this book. I can't wait for the rest.
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I love melody carlson!!! I hav only read the sample of mixe bags but now im hooked and it defknatly going to b the first book i buy on my nook
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A great book with siries for any body there is a little bit of christanity but not much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!!! I was on the last chater and just when i was gonna start begging my mom for the next book i was so happy to see that the first two chapters were added into the back of the book! Thus book was great but it is def better for older teens to read dependng on "how much" they know if u catch my drift. Im 14 and i was fine but.... ya :-) read this and enjoy!!!more like 3 1/2 stars to 4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the best book ever! But read it in order. Or u might get confused
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Guest More than 1 year ago
for some reason, i didnt think this book would be good-but i was way wrong. i have read some other great melody carlson books, but the back cover didnt make it sound as good. but all the teenage girls out there should read this book! you will feel angry at some of the girls that move into the carter house, and you will feel sad for DJ when connor breaks her heart. this book is relatable to most teens and i think girls should read it as well as other melody carlson books!
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Sandra Beyer More than 1 year ago
Read it!
Liana35 More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book at my library, I thought it would just be another fun, witty, YA chick-lit novel. In truth it was, but it was also much more I loved how much painful detailing Carlson put into the characters. You could easily see them, and know them. I also liked the character DJ, and how she developed throughout the story. I can relate to her, probably as a lot of girls can. She is just trying to fit in with her new "friends" and roommates. She's also been through a lot, what with her mom dying, and her father rejecting her.. One of the things I didn't like was how some of the characters put DJ and Rhiannon down just because they don't wear designer clothes and bags and stuff like that. And they even made fun of Rhiannon because of her faith! I am a Christian, too. Someone who would do that needs serious help. On that note, I LOVED LOVED LOVED how DJ accepted Christ into her heart after the party. I would HIGHLY recommend this book, and I will be picking up the rest of Carlson's books soon. She is on my list of favorites now.
William HIll More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It wasnt my favorite of the series but i love the Carter Girls! A really entertaining read!