Fascinating biblical fiction for teens!
A Cinderella retelling with a big twist.
This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their extraordinary talents. The book is set in 18th Century Milan, Italy and focuses on their relationships with their father, as well as their struggle to follow the paths they believe God wants them to take.
Circumstances meld the lives of these three characters as they each deal with painful family issues. This story is mostly told from the young teen‘s perspective which will connect with teen readers. But I loved the inner thoughts and personal feelings of the elderly gentleman and the mom as well.
Battle for His Soul is the third book in the West brother‘s series by Theresa Linden.
This novel has a very interesting twist that the first two books in the series do not. We actually experience the fight between angels and demons that surrounds not only Jarret and his decisions but all the characters. It‘s a fascinating concept to think about what could be happening around us as we go about our lives.
The author did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing by throwing some great twists and turns into the story. I wish I could tell you more, but I don‘t want to give anything away. If you‘re intrigued, you‘ll just have to pick up your own copy to find out more about Annabelle of Anchony.
Cooper and his two friends witness a crime. Afraid that the perpetrators will track them down they make a pact—the Code of Silence. They believe by keeping silent, they will stay safe and protect those that are suddenly in danger. But as they continue this agreement, the lies they must tell, continue to grow ultimately threatening their friendships.
This book has so many amazing discussion topics.
I don‘t know what it says about me, but I‘m a total sucker for the whole Romantic Comedy genre. And that is how I‘d describe this book, the kind of romance that I love – great characters, a sweet innocent romance and humor galore. Top it off with a heroine who saves dogs, and a positive message and you‘ve got a winning recipe.
Wendy is a good kid whose seemingly innocent decisions lead to some trouble in her life. I found her predicament in this novel to be quite relatable. Often teens don‘t purposely make bad choices but instead get into trouble as good intentions somehow spiral out of control.
Vincent doesn‘t have much in life. An abusive father, a disinterested mother, no friends. He has finished high school with less than impressive grades and has no promising prospects for the future. But he does have determination and a love of baseball which provide him an opportunity to play for the state championship team.
Unfortunately, the coach and his all-star son resent Vincent and nearly destroy his one opportunity to better himself.
If your teen enjoys superhero movies and stories, this might be a great book for them. When my kids were teens, they loved movies about heroes with incredible powers who protected the world from the evil villains. Launch is such a story—a Christian teen version of Avengers or X-men.
What a delightful, heart-breaking, thought-provoking, and surprising read!
This middle-grade book might be small, but it has a lot of depth to it. As I finished the last page, I wished I had someone to chat with about the story. Jenna‘s Journey would make an excellent discussion book for a classroom or youth group.
I loved this book! What a delightful middle grade book about finding yourself and fitting in. The story follows Gabe, a middle school student - smack dab in the middle of those difficult awkward years. Oh, and he just found out he‘s a genius. I highly recommend this funny and touching book.
This is a delightful book about a little mouse who witnesses the amazing life of Mary. The illustrations are absolutely adorable.