Not a Book about Saving Ducklings
I picked this up thinking it would be about a kid who cares for ducklings (I'm a serious animal lover), and I read it cover-to-cover. The book has some pretty bad things in it, like for example, they talk about thongs as well as body parts. The S-word is used a bunch of times, and they make fun of Christianity (I trust in God with all my heart and accept Him as my Savior). The B-word and A-word are also used. This part might not bother some people, but there are tons of references to brand names, crushes, and lip gloss, and I'm a tomboy, so this book kind of made me dump out my juice. They also stereotyped people. For example, Carly doesn't shave her legs yet, so Payton calls her a "homosexual". Just because you don't shave your legs yet doesn't mean you are gay! (I don't yet because I'm still too young, and I certainly am not!) Boys are always calling Annie "sexilicious", and that's a disturbing comment to women. DON'T even THINK of picking this up.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great role models