The Scream

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Book: The Scream by Bill Myers, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998
Genre: Supernatural/Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13+
Subjects: Occult, Spiritual Warfare, Temptations, Dating Relationships, Screamo music
Summary: Just as Scotty finishes complaining that they never go anywhere “fun”, tickets to a Scream concert arrive in the mail from Z. He is concerned about one of the band members and feels Rebecca and Scotty can help. Much to Scott’s delight, this means attending their concert, working with the stage crew, attending their parties, and staying in the same kind of luxury they do. Rebecca has the opposite feeling. She’s so tired of the spiritual warfare and isn’t sure she even wants to help these people. Both of the kids will have to undergo a major change in attitude or find themselves powerless to be of any help.
Notes: This book discusses a member of a band that has gotten out of control. In order to be more successful, the band gets the audience riled up, excited, out of control, and almost angry. The special effects the lead singer is bringing in are actually dangerous and the image presented to the crowd by the band is one of sin and lack of any kind of moral conscience. Scotty gets drawn into this world a little too easily and discovers it’s dangers. The other main character, Rebecca quickly discovers the spiritual aspects – the lead singer is a Satanist – the kind of person she is tired of helping. Due to the attitudes of both kids, lessons are taught about both kinds of things. The book did an especially good job with Rebecca’s struggle – judging others and being unwilling to help those that are the most lost. This is the 9th book in the Forbidden Doors series.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Luke 6:37 - “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.


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