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New York Debut (Carter House Girls #6)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  500 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Mix six teenage girls and one 60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two . . . and you ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson s new chick lit series for young adults! New York Debut The New Year promises to be lively for the Carter House girls. No ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published May 10th 2009 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 2009)
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I have a few comments about the Carter House Girls series...

1) I really like this series. New York Debut is #6 in the series and even though I have missed a couple in the middle I can still enjoy the most recent addition, and enjoy it I did!

2) I need to make clear that the Carter House Girls is for YA, but not all YA (young adults). My almost 13 year old is not ready for this series. Period. The characters are diverse and interesting and cover all spectrums and I love the concept. 6 girls from v
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Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Book 6 in the Carter House Girls series picks up as DJ is being picked up from the airport on her return from Las Vegas (see my review of book 5, Lost in Las Vegas). Taylor is noticeably absent and DJ has to share with her grandmother that she is at a rehab facility in California for alcohol abuse. Grandmother is upset and disappointed because she is afraid that Taylor won't make it back in time for Fashion Week in NYC.

As school starts up again after New Years, DJ, Rhiannon and Casey begin to no
Perfect for : Personal reading, great gift/read for teen girls, probably a good book for parents of teenage girls to read as well (gain some insight into today's teens!!)

In a nutshell: I was recently asked if I could recommend any "edgy" Christian fiction for young adult girls, and I have to say that New York Debut by Melody Carlson is just that (my niece even confirmed it!). This is the sixth book in the Carter House series. Carter House is a boarding house for teenage girls, and in this book,
The girls are slowly growing up (well, most of them) and I'm starting to see more depth of their character and really feel like I know them. I've been reading through the series fairly fast, so sometimes I feel like it is just a continuous story. But I'm always interested to see what kind of drama Melody Carlson will throw into the next book. She does a good job of portraying worldy situations with a Christian standpoint without sounding preachy or condemning. I did feel like one of the circumst ...more
I did not like this book as much as Lost in Las Vegas.
Other than D.J. the Carter House girls annoyed me. These girls were rich and spoiled, totally out of touch with the real world. Even the grandmother in the book had no clue of what went on with the girls, even amazed that one of her girls had ended up in rehab. Another girl had anorexia and seemed to overcome it as soon as her friends told she did. This felt unrealistic.
While the previous book, Lost in Las Vegas, focused on the wild life and
This was probably my favorite book in the series so far. I think I'm getting more interested in the characters lives and curious how the author will finish off the series (only two more books left!).

I think it's interesting how the girls turned their noses up at being tourists in New York City (glad they saw the tourist stuff anyway). Yes, I understand it's the stuff everyone sees, but surely it's a tourist attraction for a reason. If it was not fun or interesting, people would stop seeing it. I
After the surprising turn of events in Lost in Las Vegas, the previous Carter House Girls novel, New York Debut brings the characters back together for more moral dilemmas and current real-life issues. This one almost feels like the second season premiere of a television show; the previous installment left me wondering what would happen next, and now my interest in the characters has been renewed. I'm not sure how much farther Ms. Carlson can take this series; although I know there are at least ...more
The final book is here and the Carter House Girls are thrilled to go to New York for their fashion debut! What could go wrong? A major fight between Taylor and Eliza, that`s what could go wrong! D.J. is now a fashion queen and can`t wait to go to this major debut! Will Taylor and Eliza get rid of that chance? Throughout the book D.J. can`t decide if she is good as a model or if she should give the fashion world up and go back to being a tomboy and having no sense of style. After all, these girls ...more
Melody [not just some girl you can sway]
This author's books keep going into a downward spiral. Melody Carlson used to be one of my favorite authors, but this book has cemented her near the bottom of my least-favorite authors. The characters are exactly like others she's written, except for a few minuscule differences. The dialogue is completely unrealistic, the plotlines are cliched. It seems she's systematically going through every issue she's ever covered in her writing. Is Casey going to try Wicca? Or is some sort of vegan greenfre ...more
Claudia Matos
Better than the last one but didn't impress me much.
This series is not something I would normally like, but I LOOOOOVE it, especially this book!!

The ending was really unexpected, and I loved the whole speech DJ gave Taylor about being good Christians (it was really true, too).

This book also brings up topics such as underage drinking, anorexia, and many more that young (Not too young, though; middle schoolers and high schoolers. I'm 13, by the way) girls should know about!
This was a really good 6th book in the Carter House Girls Series. Taylor is in rehab during the book and the rest of the girls are preparing for Fashion Week in New York City. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the others, but overall it is a quick, light read!!
I enjoyed reading the whole series! I probably wouldn't read it again but i still enjoyed them even still. I really related to the characters, well to DJ heehee. I don't have much to say about them but the stories were great and had a good message to them. So yeah. :)
I really liked the previous 5 books of this series, but this one BORED me to death, it was so repetitive of the other books. I don't think I'll be continuing the series.
Another good installment of the Carter House Girls series. I really wish these were longer, though. Right when I get sucked back into the story, they end.
Mar 12, 2012 Aimee rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Aimee by: Emma
I liked that this one took place during Fashion Week in New York.
Makayla Bieber
This one was really good it inspired me.
Jessica Jackson
This series is one of my favorites!
I was aweasome.
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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspi
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