[Robin Jones Gunn] epub Only You Sierra Sierra Jensen Series read
This certainly wasn t the worst book I ve read and there were some nice themes and focus on family and friends in it but I had a lot of issues that got in my way of enjoying itFirst off I really wish love interests would stop stalking each other in teenage novels It really isn t helping teenagers in a positive waySecondly I did not go into reading this knowing it was by a Christian author No problem there really I am fine with seeing some religion in my reading But this book took it way too far and was overly preachy Sierra used her religion imposingly and almost threateningly at times At one point she asks her crush what he s doing dating a girl that isn t Christian view spoilerWhen he breaks up with her and returns to church after ten months and ends what Sierra refers to as his ten months of garbage she is oh so happy She even prays at one point that she wants him to be miserable until he becomes holy cuts off Jalene and returns to church which really bothered meMalicious much hide spoiler I started reading this book and was amazed at the similarities between me and Sierra we had a couple aspects that were exactly alike But there were other parts of her character that I was nothing like but I was still surprised I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend to fans of the Christy Miller seriesTaken from my book reviews blog Old Book Becomes NewOnly You Sierra written by Robin Jones Gunn and published in 1998 has been released this ear as an eBook The eBook format on my Kindle had a few problems Chapter headings appeared at the bottom of the page and some words were split in two ser vice for exampleThe story centers on sixteen ear old Sierra Jensen who is mature for her age Her maturity however does not keep her out of trouble with her parents as she settles into a new community and her grandmother s house A #new home new school and new semi relationship # home new school and new semi relationship a college student keeps Sierra s emotions in a constant tangle The book ends without the happily ever after scene but it is satisfyingAs I read the story I found myself wishing Robin Jones Gunn s books would have been available when I was a teenager None of the books I read at that time reflected my Christian worldview One of Ms Gunn s strengths is to model ways to cope with loneliness insecurities and change in a positive manner without being preachy If ou know a Christian girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen I recommend buying this book for her as well as Ms Gunn s other booksI reviewed this book as part of LibraryThing s first reader program An interesting premiere novel for the Sierra Jensen series Not sure if I ll read it all the way through but I ll at least read the next volume or twoEDIT I loved this series so much when I read it five ears ago I m giving it a second go now It s off to a great start I picked up the three book volume from my library due to the cuteness of the cover Not the one pictured here and that it looked like a romance This is
One Of The Times That I Should Have Listened To of the times that I should have listened to never just a book by its cover rule as it turned out to be a Christian romance for middle schoolers Perhaps people who normally read Christian romance would like it but it was way too preachy and judgemental of others for me ie a character offers advice to a fellow Christain that he should break up with his non Christian girlfriend because he is wasting God s gift BLEH After a summer mission s trip to Europe Sierra Jensen has to adjust. From the bestselling author of The Christy Miller Series this series centers around Christy Miller's friend Sierra Jensen Sierra is a spunky and bol. .
To life in a new town and a new school Her family had moved while she was away On the plane ride to her new home she meets a boy named Paul and feels a connection with him But as the plane lands she wonders if she ll ever seen him again When she arrives home it s time to start her junior ear at her new school Like any teenager starting a new school she s really nervous about meeting new people keeping in touch with her old friends and getting used to new teachers To top it off Sierra s sister who is adopted is starting to confide in her about wanting to find her birth Mom Sierra tries to juggle all of this and just when she feels like she s out of place an unexpected friend comes her way I thought this book was interesting The things that the author writes about Sierra s thoughts and feelings seem like something any teenager would feel I think that Sierra Jensen is really relatable and her personality makes her seem real She is a good role model for teen girls because of her strong Christian faith One of my favorite parts in the book was when she starts to make new friends and
She Realizes That Thingsrealizes that things going to be alright I think I liked this book so much because it reminds me of when I started a new school and how I felt Are ou ready for another volume in Boys with a side of God Don t worry it s not Christy Miller again This is her friend Sierra Jensen s seriesSierra returns home from her mission trip in Belfast and has to adjust to her new life in Portland her family moved there while she was
away on the flight home she meets aOn the *flight home she meets a Indiana Jones lookalike named Paul Immediately this thought springs into *home she meets a Indiana Jones lookalike named Paul Immediately this thought springs into head Fight for this man Don t ask me why and don t ask me what this means I m as clueless as ou arePaul acts like he s interested in her until he finds out she s just 16 He s 19Jones Gunn believes that man should always be AT LEAST 3 FRIENDLY ENEMIES years older than the woman She s never written a couple where the man is the same age or Heaven forbid YOUNGER than the female She gives him a lecture about how terrible it is that his girlfriend s a non Christian What areou doing with her I mean don t Amok you see the potential for destruction in a relationship that s so lopsided It s like a trap to getou to settle for less than God s best for our life Keep in mind she doesn t know this guy from Adam They part ways and although she suspects she might never see him again she makes sure to pray for him every day Like a determined warrior with sword drawn Sierra prayed that God would protect Paul She prayed that the enemy would release the hold on Paul s life She prayed that Paul would break up with Jalene or that Jalene would become a Christian And Sierra prayed that Paul would be miserable until he got back into a really tight relationship with God At the end of the book she gets view spoiler a letter from Paul saying that she made him re think his life He s broken up with his non Christian girlfriend and is going to church again hide spoiler Sierra is a sixteen ears old and trying to find her place in life She has just spent three weeks in a missionary setting in England She met many great friends of similar faith and wishes to be like themOn her way home to the United States she runs into a Crochet young man named Paul who asks her for a uick loan They end up on the same flight and their conversation turns religious Paul is on the fence and Sierra gives him a come to Jesus talkSierra is coming home to a different home She. D sixteenear old with big dreams and unconventional clothes Today's teens can truly relate to what is going on in Sierra's life whether it's frien. Desire and Deceive young adult book where the teenagers do not worry about their looks and if they do they are reminded about what is really important In this book we are reintroduced to Sierra Jensen whom we were introduced to in the Christy Miller series At the beginning of the book she is preparing to return to America from England where she has been serving on a missions team in Ireland In the airport she meets aoung man who is older than her and has random meetings with him When she does finally return home her family has moved to Portland Oregon from the small northern California town that she grew up in so that her parents can take care of her grandmother who is suffering from dementia With any oung single woman she wonders if he is the right guy for her and even arranges to try to meet him on his college campus Her parents do talk sense into her about using the car wisely and about meeting new people in her new town This book was originally written in the late nineties and it doesn t have all of the technology that we have today though she does talk about getting a cell phone However there is one scene in the book that would not have happened if she had her own cell phone that she could make phone calls from internationally. Dships dating or learning to trust in God Sierra shows readers how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and how to grow in their commitment to ,