Item description for Fools Gold: Color Me Consumed (True Colors #6) by Melody Carlson...
Overview A daughter of missionaries from Papua New Guinea spends the summer in Los Angeles with her cousin and ends up in debt after getting caught up in the consumerism of wealthy surfer life.
Publishers Description Hannah Johnson is pretty happy as a missionary kid in Papua New Guinea. But when she visits her cousin Vanessa for a summer in America, everything changes. Vanessa and her friends try to catch Hannah up on all the latest fashions, but in the end, Hannah feels hopeless. She doesn't think she'll ever be able to keep up with the rich girls--but that doesn't stop her from trying. In the process, Hannah is forced to come to grips with what she values most: beauty on the inside or beauty on the outside. The sixth book in the teen fiction series TrueColors, Fool's Gold deals with identity, materialism, values, and money. Includes discussion questions.
Community Description All in all, Hannah Johnson is pretty happy as a missionary kid. In Papua New Guinea, no one worries about fancy clothes or credit card limits--everyone has other things to think about. But when Hannah visits her cousin Vanessa for a summer in America, everything changes.
All that glitters isn't gold.
Vanessa and her friends try to catch Hannah up on all the latest fashion trends, but in the end, Hannah feels hopeless. She doesn't think she'll ever be able to keep up with the rich girls--but that doesn't stop her from trying. In the process, Hannah is forced to come to grips with what she values most: beauty on the inside, or beauty on the outside.
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Citations And Professional Reviews Fools Gold: Color Me Consumed (True Colors #6) by Melody Carlson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/2005 page 60
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Jul 29, 2005
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Series True Colors
Series Number 6
ISBN 1576835340 ISBN13 9781576835340
Availability 0 units.
More About Melody Carlson
I started writing "professionally" about twenty years ago. I quickly learned that I'm a fast writer and, as a result, I've published more than 200 books--with more than 6 million books sold. And it stuns me to write out those numbers today. How did that happen? I've been told I'm in the top twenty "most prolific authors" of all time. Although I'm not certain this is true, it does make me wonder--and I wonder how other authors (in previous generations) managed to write so many books without the use of a computer. Last year I won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. But that doesn't mean I'm ready to retire. I have lots more books coming out and new ideas popping into my head all the time. I write from a studio right next to the house I share with my husband in Oregon. My dog Audrey goes to work with me every morning. I have to say...it's a pretty good life...and I am grateful to God for every bit of it.
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KCS Fool's Gold May 13, 2008
Fool's Gold Color Me Consumed is an excellent novel by Melody Carlson and the sixth book in her TrueColors series.
She created the life of a Hannah Johnson, a MK (missionary kid) who spends her first summer since she was eleven here in the States with her rich relatives. She soon has to pick between a rich, easy life or a hard working, but rewarding life.
Being a MK she grew up on donations and good morals, but once she begins to tag along with her cousin, Vanessa, everything changes. Having a cousin who keeps up with the latest fashion trends and would pay $200.00 for a shirt didn't bother Hannah at first, but she soon found herself getting caught up too. She had started as a God fearing, Christian girl, and as soon as she started getting wrapped up in earthly things she completely forgot about Him.
It seemed as if her life was going perfect-her amazing clothes, perfect boy friend, and really cool friends. Then one night at a party she over hears some of the richer girls saying some mean things about her and her cousin, that brings her back down to earth. She realizes that by worrying about her outward appearance, she let her heart grow ugly, not to mention the debts she racked up. To see if she straightens out her life or keeps living extravagantly you have to read the book for yourself.
I think this was an amazing book, probably because Melody Carlson is an amazing Christian author, but that's besides my point. Even though other reviews say other wise I think this was a really helpful book. When I was reading the book I was personally having the same problem, I was getting caught up in earthly things and to read a book about the issue I was going through helped me. I realized that the same thing probably happened to a lot of other girls and I didn't feel so bad going back to the Lord.
I won't say anymore so that you can read the book and draw your own conclusion. I'm not sure it may not effect you the way it effected me, but that's for you to find out.
I think this is a good book for girls who are getting lost in their own spiritual life or if you just enjoy reading in general. Of course you don't have to read this book, but I highly recommend it.
Didn't live up to my expectations Mar 16, 2007
After seeing Melody Carlson's books all over and having read some excerpts, I was eager to read one. Fool's Gold: Color Me Consumed, wasn't quite what I had expected.
The premise was decent, missionary girl, Hannah Johnson, gets caught up in the American way of consumerism. But I wasn't statisfied with the way it was carried out. Some of Hannah's thoughts didn't seem quite rationalized and the conclusion was very sudden, a blanket answer being provided. Sure she had to pay for the mess she got herself into, but it had a 'and they all lived happily ever after' feel about it.
Another thing I disliked was that the book at times had a very conservative tone to it, which I didn't mind, and at others, not such a conservative tone, as if it couldn't make up it's mind which it was going to be. In fact, a few of situations, especially where Hannah told the urban legend to her uncle, were quite uncalled for, in my opinion, and didn't even have any purpose in the story.
The book wasn't entirely bad, for it did leave me with some complexities to ponder over and study my own life, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for others to read.
Living the Life of Luxury Feb 26, 2007
This story is about a girl whose parents are missionaries, and she goes and stays with her rich family. She realizes how money is not something you would want to deal with financially. Her rich cousin and her aunt take her shopping and get her new stuff. It turns her into a completely different person. She goes to some parties with her cousin and then her parents come back. Before they do she has turned back to her normal self. They end up moving to where she was staying that summer. My favorite part was when she finally decided that money was not fun to deal with. People who have issues with "always wanting more" should read this book because there are lessons to be learned from it. I did have questions like, "How is she going to pay off the debt that she owes to the store?" I found out she got a job and paid them all off.
not a good book Jul 23, 2006
this book was not biblical and could have been way better.
From Goodwill to Orange County Apr 24, 2006
Many people think that it would be awesome to be rich and go shopping when ever you want. Wouldn't you? Well Hannah, whose parents are missionaries, is going to live with her aunt, uncle, and her cousin in California. Hannah doesn't have the best sense of fashion, and she doesn't care if she gets her clothes at Goodwill. Vanessa, her cousin, used to be a normal kid just like Hannah, but now she only wears the best clothing. Vanessa gets Hannah to go shopping to get some more fashionable clothes. Hannah ends up loving to shop, but will she stay like Vanessa and continue to buy clothing at the best places and stay in debt? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Laguna Beach and The O.C. I would also recommend this book who likes the series of Diary of a Teenage Girl, and if you like shopping. I liked this book because I love to go shopping and it has a lot of drama in it. One thing I didn't like about this book was that they made fun of Hannah for dressing different when she first arrived in California.