Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

A dreamer is told to pursue deep longings on “Fly.” Secrets and protective barriers must disappear for love to mature on “Hide Away.” Duff is comfortable with herself despite being a mess of adolescent contradictions (“I Am”). “Shine” thanks a friend for providing a stable source of comfort when life gets hard (“I know you’ll be there when I’m hanging by a thread/You’re my heaven sent”).

Objectionable Content

While not morally off-base, several songs overflow with teen angst, bitter about relational headaches. “Someone’s Watching Over Me” isn’t as spiritual as it sounds. Rather, it tells fans to follow the internal compass of their hearts, unwise according to Jeremiah 17:9.

Summary Advisory

These 17 tracks boast more of an edge than her debut, Metamorphosis, but Hilary Duff doesn’t swerve too wildly from her pop roots. She knows her audience. A few mild concerns, but another fairly harmless effort.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

RockPop

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

Duff’s self-titled project climbed as high as No. 2 and has sold more than a million copies.

Record Label

Hollywood

Platform

Publisher

Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Rhonda Handlon Bob Smithouser