Thursday, August 18, 2011

Most Likely by Craig Hansen

Most LikelyBecky Howard is a teen under pressure. Pressure from her best friend not to breathe a word about the abuse she's suffering by her mother. Pressure from her sister to understand her marital difficulties. Pressure from her boyfriend to get more physical than she's ready for. And pressure from the rumors about her boyfriend that are eroding her trust in him. As she prepares for the biggest track meet of her life, Becky's about to learn that sometimes growing up is about more than having sex, and that clinging to ideals might not be as helpful as learning to expect whatever is MOST LIKELY.

I Give This Book: 1 Star

My Thoughts:
'Most Likely' deals with the issues of abuse, infidelity, and waning faith. It deals with the issues well. This book was an easy one to read and I was able to read 'Most Likely' in one sitting.

Becky Howard is a track athlete and has a good chance of making it to state. She has been dating Tom, who is a swimmer, for almost a year, but she has loved him for much longer than that. The problem is that Tom doesn't share her beliefs, though she has tried, and failed, to convert him.

"You thought you could convert him." Becky nodded. Her face flushed. "Only instead of you moving him closer to God, dating him has been moving you away from God."

Geena, Becky's sister, lives in Arizona and is having marital problems. Geena is pregnant and close to her due date, when she leaves her husband. She comes home to her parents and sister, who are very surprised at her sudden departure from her husband.

"If I'd chosen my husband as carefully as I choose my dresses," Geena had written, "I think I might have been a lot better off."

There were some very shocking and unexpected things that happened in this book, which I thought made it all the more enjoyable, but I won't say what they are because if you choose to read this book it would spoil the story.

There were a couple of times that the characters swore, and a quite a few times that they took the names of Jesus and God in vain. For a book that was catergorized as a Christian book, I find this unacceptable.

'Most Likely' is a book that I will most likely (LOL) not read again - I just had to say that because of the title. Seriously, had it not been for the disrespectful use of God's name, I probably would have recommended it - as the rest of the story is great. But, I can't. I also feel that this book should not be classified as a Christian fiction novel - because true Christians wouldn't use the names of God in that way.

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book through LibraryThing to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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