Sunday, November 28, 2010

YA Book Earns an "A"

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 5:53 PM
Having read several Nancy Drew books with my daughter, I was pleasantly surprised at the caliber of writing in Kathleen Fuller’s The Secrets Beneath. I expected a teen mystery with some Godly perspective thrown in and got so much more. From the beginning of the book, I found myself pulled into the characters and their situations. The characters are well-developed and are easy to relate to, especially for young readers.

The Secret Beneath had me wondering what was going on from the very beginning. It is written with enough intrigue to keep the reader along for the ride without being frustrated that you’re not getting enough information. Also, several times I wanted to scream at the main character, Bekah, to not do what she’s about to do – to me a sure sign that the book has drawn me in. Even though this book (the second in the series) was written as a Young Adult novel, I, as an adult reader, thoroughly enjoyed it and am confident that my daughter will receive the first and next books in the series, after I’ve had a chance to preview them.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

YA Book Earns an "A"

Having read several Nancy Drew books with my daughter, I was pleasantly surprised at the caliber of writing in Kathleen Fuller’s The Secrets Beneath. I expected a teen mystery with some Godly perspective thrown in and got so much more. From the beginning of the book, I found myself pulled into the characters and their situations. The characters are well-developed and are easy to relate to, especially for young readers.

The Secret Beneath had me wondering what was going on from the very beginning. It is written with enough intrigue to keep the reader along for the ride without being frustrated that you’re not getting enough information. Also, several times I wanted to scream at the main character, Bekah, to not do what she’s about to do – to me a sure sign that the book has drawn me in. Even though this book (the second in the series) was written as a Young Adult novel, I, as an adult reader, thoroughly enjoyed it and am confident that my daughter will receive the first and next books in the series, after I’ve had a chance to preview them.

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