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Teens across the nation have made this series from Robin Jones Gunn a bestseller! Readers can find out for themselves why the series is so popular as they, too, become friends with Christy Miller. She becomes the perfect role model for today's teens by making a commitment to Christ in the first book and then growing in her walk with the Lord in the next eleven books. ThrouTeens across the nation have made this series from Robin Jones Gunn a bestseller! Readers can find out for themselves why the series is so popular as they, too, become friends with Christy Miller. She becomes the perfect role model for today's teens by making a commitment to Christ in the first book and then growing in her walk with the Lord in the next eleven books. Throughout the series, Christy learns about friendships, dating, becoming responsible, waiting on God, being faithful, and God's rewards for obedience....

Title : Surprise Endings
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ISBN : 9781561796007
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 146 Pages
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Surprise Endings Reviews

  • Carmen
    2018-12-25 07:35

    The continued adventures of Christy Miller (#4).Christy wants to be a cheerleader. But it costs money, money that her farming family doesn't have. She has to earn half the money ($300) herself.But that's not the REAL plot of this book. The real plot is, of course, boys with a side of God.There are two boys in 15-year-old Christy's life: Todd and Rick. Todd is a strong Christian, a California surfer, and a putz. He's late to dates. He asks her on dates and then "surprises" her with a bunch of friends coming along. He comes over to her house to spend the day there and ends up spending all his time helping her 9-year-old brother David learn to skateboard, and helping her dad paint the bedroom. He drives Christy nuts because he runs so hot and cold...or lukewarm and cold (to quote BtVS). He's kissed her exactly once: in the middle of a crowded street when he knew they weren't going to see each other for months afterwards. He's always preaching to her about God, quoting Bible verses at her, and guiding her and helping her become a better Christian.Rick is a creeper. He's a senior, two or three years older than Christy. He also has only kissed Christy once or twice, making sure to do it far away from any witnesses (like he's ashamed of her). He's always going on about how innocent and pure she is and how hot that makes him. EW, EW, EW. Christy is not the sharpest tool in the shed, and I don't think she realizes that this guy is not on the up-and-up. For the last two volumes, I thought for sure he was just making nice to her in order to get her in bed, but in this book it seems like his goal is instead to groom her into becoming the perfect future wife. He tells her to become a cheerleader. Not "asks" her or "encourages" her, he just basically says, "You will try out for cheerleading." Being rather spineless, Christy just goes along with this. After she makes the squad, he tells her that she's "more on his level now." To her credit, Christy is all, "Excuse me? You're not on my level. Try harder." I was screaming, "Boo-yah! You tell him, Christy! Work it, girl!" I swear, that was the only time she showed some ovaries in this novel.What I really want is for Christy not to end up with either of these guys. I know Jones Gunn is trying to say that Todd is the perfect Christian man, or something, but to me he's just annoying. Men who act like that drive me up the wall. I would have dumped his a** already, but Christy just accepts it. Rick's even worse, he gives out this predatory creeper vibe, especially his long explanations about how pure Christy is and how hot that makes him. I wish Christy could say 'no' to both of them. In my opinion, neither is good enough for her and she deserves better. But, like all teenage girls, she thinks that if she doesn't take what's offered now, it's over. She believes no other guys will ever be attracted to her, etc. Christy, wait for a real man who (unlike Todd) isn't afraid to be alone with her and (unlike Rick) is not a total creep.Oh, and don't even get me started on Christy's parents. What the *&^% are they teaching their daughter? Christy's parents refuse to let her go to prom because the music is obscene, the dresses are risqué, and the dancing is suggestive. But what really makes her parents lose their sh*t is when Christy tells them that Rick didn't ask her out...SHE asked HIM out. GASP! You did what, young lady? You asked a boy on a date!? Hussy! Wow. I cannot believe the females-should-know-their-place message her mom and dad are sending her. Christy, of course, is really upset and goes to her room. Her dad follows her up there, and they have a talk about boys. Her dad explains that boys who dance with her while listening to suggestive music will only be thinking about f*cking her. Great job making all men out to be total pigs, man. You're doing a great service to your sex. Teach your daughter that men are rapists who just can't control themselves and only pretend to love you in order to get in your pants. Wow. I have no words for this. Epic fail on Dad's part.Another part that was interesting was slut-shaming. When Todd takes Christy out for ice cream, the girl behind the counter flirts with him and offers him free ice cream. This makes Christy upset. I can understand her being upset. You see, normally, I would be like, "Laugh it off, girl. Be confident in your man. He's not interested in ice-cream-girl. He's interested in YOU. Be cool." BUT, and this is a big BUT, Todd is so wishy-washy and flakey that I actually don't know for sure whether he's into Christy or not. I can't really blame her for being insecure here.But Christy makes the wrong choice by bashing ice-cream-girl. And even worse, bad-mouthing her to Todd. She should know that Todd's not going to be okay with that. He shuts her down pretty hard. I'm glad that he stops the slut-shaming cold. I'm glad that he tells Christy that it's not okay to talk about other people like that. BUT, and this is a big BUT, I think he went about it all wrong. He just lectures her, like he's her Dad or something. He doesn't make it clear that he has feelings for her. He doesn't make it clear that he has no interest in ice-cream-girl. Throughout this whole book (and series) he just gives Christy JUST ENOUGH to make her think he might have feelings for her, and then immediately acts like he could care less. If I were her, it would have been over two books ago, but that's just me.

  • Jamie
    2018-12-24 01:41

    Re-read Dec 2015Prom and cheeleading tryouts. Can Christy balance her grades, these big events plus figure out what is going on with either Rick or Todd?! Lots of teen drama and jealousy in this one. I thought the past books had that but this one is more than ever. Christy flat out becomes a green-eyed jealousy monster just about. The humble lessons about love are fantastic and seeing others as God sees them is beautifully put in this book. Although I do think her parents were a bit rash about the "no dances" thing. But at least it keeps her more wholesome and pure. Katie is starting to grow a bit it seems and her prom tales are sadly amusing. And we meet a new girl, Teri, whom I really liked and hope to see more of.And I think Todd really owes Christy a letter! :)

  • Beatriz
    2019-01-16 08:36

    I really liked it. The author did the plot well-done, very interesting and surprise! What I liked most was the way he makes us think like "what would I do if I was Christy?" and I didn't only thing what I would do if I was her in what happens during the story, God is in there too. And I liked it, the author makes you think " What would I do this time in my relationship with God, to please Him?". I loved it, I'm already reading other book of " Christy Miller series" and I'll buy all of them. The author is really awesome making you think about being a teenager, going for parties, get drunk and all those things that unfortunately, teens do; and at the same time being a christian and have the responsibility to have a relationship with God. Read it.

  • Tashawna
    2018-12-23 01:35

    Finished the fourth book, Surprise Endings:) In this book Christy Miller is hoping to become a cheerleader, with controlling Rick making sure she does it. When Todd comes over one night, Christy is waiting for him to ask her to the prom. He does bring up the prom, but in a way that makes Christy think their relationship is over! She ignores God for awhile, and makes plans to go to prom with Rick... Through it all, Christy makes a new friend, Teri, who helps her with her cheerleading practice. It comes together again as Christy reunites with God, and Todd, tells Rick what she thinks, and gives up something for a friend in a SURPRISE ENDING for the others!

  • Kerith
    2019-01-19 09:48

    Christy's story continues in a pretty typical high school story arc -- trying out for cheerleader, sparring with peer nastiness, and wishing for a date to the prom. The only difference is that Christy struggles to align all this with her newly-fledged faith, and of course eventually comes out on top.This book also introduces us to Teri Moreno, later seen in one of Gunn's Glenbrooke novels.

  • Jerry
    2018-12-26 06:31

    This book's title is apt, and it's yet another good Christy Miller novel from Robin Jones Gunn. New characters were introduced, and I really hope they stick around; we'll see if they actually do, though.EDIT: See my review of the entire series at:http://rwlreviews.blogspot.com/2013/0...

  • Erin
    2019-01-13 07:01

    Christy tries to make the cheerleading team and struggles with her parents' decision not to let her go to the prom. I thought this was the best book of the series so far, with Christy's faith in God being very real and natural. It was nice to see growth in this fictional heroine!

  • Laura
    2019-01-19 06:49

    Good book, just not one of my favorites in the series. I thought the whole story with cheer leading wasn't exactly true to life. But it still had great parts to it, I right away wanted to read the next one.

  • Laura
    2018-12-22 08:43

    I pretty much swept through this series, I read all the books in one fell swoop. I thought this was an enjoyable book and would recommend it to others.*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2008...

  • Maddi
    2019-01-04 09:31

    This book has been the best of the series to help me with what God wants me to do when things do not look great and I need to have faith in him. I can not wait to continue the series and continue to strengthen my faith.

  • Claire
    2019-01-18 06:38

    Just as good as the first time I read it, if not better!

  • Nikki
    2018-12-20 01:45

    She strugles to keep your faith thru high school.

  • Aly
    2019-01-16 02:43

    its great

  • Awjtf
    2019-01-18 02:47

    good to read again!

  • Elizabeth Blackmon
    2019-01-01 03:54

    This book was good, it really related to a normal teens life.

  • Keri
    2019-01-10 05:43

    I always think this one isn't really one of my favorites, until I get to the end and it gets me every time! So touching and beautiful!Last read May 2011

  • The Third Place A Teen Library
    2019-01-16 05:35

    F GUN cms bk. 4

  • Kathryn
    2018-12-26 05:49

    December 2015 re-readJanuary 2014 Starting off 2014 by re-reading a few old favorites...

  • Amanda J
    2018-12-23 07:34

    Read this christian books series as a tween. High school drama with an emphasis on the characters' relationship with Christ.

  • Claire Davis
    2019-01-14 02:52

    I liked this book and I am continuing the series. Christy learns about friendships, becoming responsible, waiting on God, being faithful, and God's rewards for obedience during this book. I would give this book 4 stars because it was good but I didn't want it to end