Monthly Archives: August 2013

Book Review: Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink by Nancy Rue

Synopsis (from the back cover): Growing up is hard when you don’t have a mother—but God helps Lucy find her way. Lucy is a feisty, precocious tomboy who questions everything—including God. Understandably, especially after an accident killed her mother, blinded her father, and turned her life upside down. It will take a strong but gentle housekeeper—who insists on Bible study along with homework—to show Lucy that there are many ways to become the woman God intends her to be. Lucy’s bossy, career-minded Aunt Karen thinks eleven-year-old Lucy needs a woman’s influence. Enter Inez—a housekeeper with a will as strong as Lucy’s—and her granddaughter Mora, a girly-girl who is Lucy’s polar opposite. Will the girls ever find common ground? Inez just might have the answers when she teaches them the story of Ruth and Naomi. Continue reading

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Filed under Ages 10-12, Ages 8-10, Books I Liked, Contemporary

Book Review: The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

Synopsis (from the back cover): Charlie West just woke up in someone else’s nightmare. He’s strapped to a chair. He’s covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things–working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl’s number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really? And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive? Continue reading

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Filed under Adventure, Ages 10-12, Ages 13-15, Ages 15+, Books I Liked, Contemporary