Diamonds In The Shadow

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Mattu had come to the conclusion that most Americans were extraordinarily Christian, even when they weren’t Christian by label. They all believed in that great rule: help your neighbor. 

Book: Diamonds In The Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2009
Diamonds in the Shadow
Genre: Realistic
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13-20
Subjects: Love for others
Summary: When The Amabos family, refugees from Africa, come to stay with the Nickersons, Jared doesn’t think he likes it. He has no desire to share his house, his room, his family, his life – with a stranger! But the Amabos family is in great need and Jared and his family have the potential to help them. And the Amabos family can help them in return. All that depends on making sure one man with murder on his mind does not get to them first though.
Notes: This book is humbling. It challenges your thinking. If you call yourself a Christian do you really live it? When someone needs help are you there to help?
This book seems to develop slowly, there’s something out there all the time and you’re just waiting for it to come. But the focus isn’t on the action, it’s on the character development. And that is something the author does well!
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi


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