Through Thick and Thin

Monday, August 2, 2010
Time and time again I was dawn to one passage: John 8:31-32. I knew this was the one I had to use. My heart was heavy. “Lord this isn’t for the column is it? I mean, it’s for the column. But it’s also for me isn’t it?”

Book: Through Thick and Thin by Sandra Byrd, Tyndale House Publishers, 2010
Through Thick & Thin (London Confidential)
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-17
Subject: Honesty, fashion, friendship, sibling and parent relationships
Summary: Savvy has to admit, God keeps using the advice column she secretly writes for, to teach her lessons, even when she is reluctant to learn them. She knows full well that the inside of a person is what matters. Yet, since the “aristocats” don’t know that and Savvy’s newspaper career may depend upon their acceptance, she goes to great lengths to improve her outside appearance, even going so far as deceiving her parents and not giving her little sister the time and attention she deserves.
Notes: Savvy, a young American girl trying to fit into a new English school is very fun to read about. She desires to do what’s right, but like everyone else, can get so caught up in a goal she rationalizes away her bad choices until the guilt starts eating away at her. This is definitely a character teen girls can relate to.
Recommendation Scale: 4
Reviewer: J:-)mi
John 8:32 – The truth will set you free!


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