Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Homecoming Queen (Carter House Girls, #3)” as Want to Read:
Homecoming Queen (Carter House Girls, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Homecoming Queen

(Carter House Girls #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  826 ratings  ·  43 reviews
With six teenage girls living under one roof, things are bound to get interesting. Mix six teenaged girls and one 60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys 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! The ...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published October 5th 2008 by Zondervan
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Homecoming Queen, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Homecoming Queen

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.94  · 
Rating details
 ·  826 ratings  ·  43 reviews

Sort order
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“The Carter House experiences a shake-up as one of its own returns home after an unnerving disappearing act. Then, friction grows as a school Homecoming Queen race heats up, turning friends and housemates against one another. DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey show they have plenty of lessons to learn as the votes roll in. Some grow smarter and closer to God, while others seem to make the same mistakes over again. Despite all their differences and disagreements, the Ca
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
More angst and drama, but I’m liking the characters a lot more. Except the grandmother, who seems like the worst guardian ever. She doesn’t really pay any attention to what the girls in her care are doing. Oh, and I don’t like Conner that much, especially in this one.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it liked it
I feel like the back cover description is kind of deceiving. Sure, there was the homecoming queen thing, but I think the real focus of the story isn't even mentioned on the back cover. I also don't see the girls growing much closer, and I definitely don't remember anything paving the way for one girl to move closer to God.

I'm so annoyed with this series. I don't really like it very much, I'm annoyed with the characters, annoyed with the writing, but I'm interested enough to want to see where it
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindlebooks
This was the third book in the Carter House Girls, an entertaining series of Christian YA novels, which I actually bought for 2 dollars on Kindle because I enjoyed reading the first book so much. Like the first two novels, this one was also well written, and I enjoyed seeing how the characters were developing. I am so glad I started this cute series.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series. There are so many characters. There are girls you just love to hate, ones that you can really relate too, with situations that make you laugh and others that can break your heart. The way the series is written you get to the end of one book and can't wait to start the next one.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok it does get on my nerves how they treat Taylor but I’m really glad I found a series.
Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton
I am still enjoying the series.
Kenya Liggons
Oct 30, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was not all that I expected it to be. I felt highly annoyed with all the characters in the book. The story is about a group of teenage girls living in the same household, but each go through an obstacles as the race of Homecoming queen heats up. The characters DJ, Eliza, Taylor, Kriti, Rhiannon, and Casey are all facing problems that they have to learn to deal about what is going on within their lives. This is all happening when the votes for Homecoming queen are taking place. I often ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Christian
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsesion?: no
Cliff Hanger: No
Rating: 2 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 6
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity:8
Writing: 7
Ending: 5

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
Good intentions.
Worst Part: Too much fashion!
Thoughts Had: Shut up please!; Who cares!; Get over it!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: no

Short Review: Okay, i'm not 100% there was a solid plot to this book. This series is for sure meant
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Homecoming Queen seems like a novel that would be about the race for homecoming queen. Fortunately there is some action and surprises that are not expected. This book might not relate as many readers, but it does keep your attention.
I really enjoyed this book's unexpected turns. The title is a little misleading because the homecoming race is not the main focus of the book. I like how this book flows right from the first and second books in this series. There is no jumping around and confusion
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 stars! The third book in the carter house series! This series is getting better and better with each book. I love being along for the ride in the carter house! I never know what is going to happen. This book is continuing from the last book when Taylor returns to the carter house in the middle of the night. This books continues following the girls lives at school and the events and drama that happens with that. A certain event really affects DJ and the whole carter house. Also, their homecomin ...more
Pamela Hubbard
The story of the Carter House girls continues as the school year goes on and the girls struggle in their relationships with each other. The main drama in this book centers around homecoming. Both Eliza and Taylor are running for Homecoming Queen so the house is split in their loyalties. DJ and Taylor continue to room together and DJ starts to see Taylor's true colours and not just the tough exterior she portrays. In this book, the focus is back on DJ. She becomes a hero because of her split seco ...more
This is a great series so far - really good story, great characters with a lot of variety in the personality department; and good development (I'm starting to find myself really liking the "wrong" characters!). The only thing that irritates me is DJ and Rhiannon's (love that name!) passivity in their relationships with God. It just seems to me that He should be more of a focus in their lives. But that's not a huge issue; just something that kind of niggles at me, probably because of some of the ...more
Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oh finally it is homecoming for the carter house girls and there seems like there is plenty to do! Most girls are talking about the High School party`s and others are focused on grades. For D.J. nothing is going on for her. That is until she pays more attention to homecoming and her boyfriend Conner. Only D.J. has never wanted to be homecoming Queen but most of her roommates think she should... all except for Taylor that is. D.J. dosen`t really care about who is homecoming and who`s not. She jus ...more
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Usually, when reviewing a book in the middle of a series such as Carter House Girls, I would say that you'll like this if you liked the previous outings, but if you didn't, then this isn't worth reading. That's true for this novel, but I have more to say than just that: For one, this novel tackles the issue of misuse of prescription drugs, and does it quite well. One complaint I do have is that the ending was a bit Disney-fied; it seemed too unrealistic to me. It was still an enjoyable read, and ...more
Jan 03, 2009 rated it liked it
This series has done a marvelous job of keeping me entertained and reaching for the next book. I find some of the characters annoying, but not so much that they spoil the rest of the story for me. I just wish they could look at themselves in the mirror and see how negative and selfish their actions are. This book was just as exciting as the others and there is always some sort of drama to keep all the girls on their toes. I'd recommend.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogsp
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-books
These get better with each book, but I'm just not sure how I feel about these girls yet. DJ being friends with Conner's ex was a bit ridiculous, especially after it became clear she wanted Conner back. Girls just don't do that. The whole pill thing was interesting, though, mainly because it gave Casey some background. I wish the books would focus more on Kriti, someone who has barely been mentioned at all, instead of Taylor.
Dec 17, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is ok, but it wasn't better then the second one. I felt that DJ was very whiny about her life which was very annoying because that was about the majority of the book. Her grandmother still irritates me. The fact that everyone still hates Taylor is getting old. I also felt like the ending was very rushed. Which I didn't like when the rest of the book was very slow.
Dec 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book wasn't my favorite. DJ was very whiney in this book and it still sends the message that if you just pray you will get what you want. Any Christian knows that this is not true. I am not a huge fan of this aspect of the book, but like all the other books the end pulled me back in and made me want to read the next book in the series.
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The carter house experiences a shake-up as one of its own returns home after an unnerving disappearing act. Dj, Eliza , Taylor , Kriti , Rhiannon, and Casey show that they have plenty of lessons to learn as the homecoming queen votes roll in. Some grow closer to God, others make the same mistakes over again.
Melissa Anderson
This book wasn't what I expected it to be. I figured it would be more about the homecoming dance and the fights between Eliza and Taylor. I'm kind of disappointed in the way Eliza's character shaped out. I know it becomes a better story with a mean girl, but why not make it Madison or someone on the outside. I really enjoy the way Melody incorporates Jesus and Christianity in the books.
Jul 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Meh - it was alright. Another basic formula like the other ones in this series so far. I don't know why I keep reading them. I guess just to see what happens to the characters and if the story will get any better. I just can't believe that this usually awesome author would turn out these half-baked books.
Nov 25, 2009 rated it liked it
I liked this book a lot, and the only raeason it took more than one day to read is because I've been busy! The plot moved quickly and I didn't think it was too obvious, but then again, nothing seems too obvious to me. I tend to be easy to please.

A fun fast read with an ending I was pleased with.
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-3rd-person
Abrupt ending, but pretty good, These girls are starting to grow on me, could I like DJ more than Caitlin, there needs to be some more character development though, maybe theres just too many girls In the house though
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this series ;) good for Tweens and teens
Sydney Elaine
This book is sooo good! I am almost finished. There is some suggestible stuff mentioned, but it's from a Biblical point of view-sometimes. But it is still really good.
Dec 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book
it's good...
Feb 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are like those TV shows you binge watch. Start with one and before you know it you have finished the series.
Oct 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because DJ tries to save a little boy and teaches the other girls not to be sos selfish.
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having not read the first two books, I was quite hesitant to read this at first. Apparently, it's an easy, fun, and light read and I found myself actually enjoying it.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 08, 2015 10:36AM  
  • The Spring of Candy Apples (Sweet Seasons, #4)
  • Be Strong & Curvaceous (All About Us, #3)
  • Finding Hollywood Nobody (Hollywood Nobody, #2)
  • I'm So Sure (The Charmed Life, #2)
  • Holly's Heart, Collection 2: Second-Best Friend/Good-Bye, Dressel Hills/Straight-A Teacher/No Guys Pact/Little White Lies (Holly's Heart, #6-10)
  • Ruby Unscripted
  • Maggie Come Lately (The Pathway Collection, #1)
  • The Miracle Girls (Miracle Girls, #1)
  • Addison Blakely:  Confessions of a PK
  • Latte Daze (Maya Davis, #2)
  • Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book (Real Life, #1)
  • Perfectly Ridiculous (Universally Misunderstood, #3)
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

Other books in the series

Carter House Girls (8 books)
  • Mixed Bags (Carter House Girls, #1)
  • Stealing Bradford (Carter House Girls, #2)
  • Viva Vermont! (Carter House Girls, #4)
  • Lost in Las Vegas (Carter House Girls, #5)
  • New York Debut (Carter House Girls, #6)
  • Spring Breakdown (Carter House Girls, #7)
  • The Last Dance (Carter House Girls, #8)