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Book: Kate’s Philadelphia Frenzy by Janice Hanna, Barbour Publishing, 2010
Genre: Mystery, Adventure
Target Audience: Girls 11-14
Summary: Kate’s friend’s dad is in serious trouble. He’s a baseball player who’s name is being smeared all over the public. He greatly enjoys his job, but the rumors say he dislikes it and plans to abandon his team as soon as he can and in the meantime says cruel things about it. None of this is true, but he has no way to prove it. Until Kate and the Camp Club girls come in that is! Kate and her electronics skills combined with the overall detective skills of the other girls are going to give this sabotager quite the challenge!
Notes: There are a couple spiritual themes running through this book. The obvious one is the power of words. A few carefully planted words were causing one person’s whole career to be in danger. They decide that instead of using words to tear people down, they should use words to build people up. That’s where the second theme comes into play. Kate has some insecurities about her value and worth because she is so different than some of her friends. She does not know anything about baseball or sports and isn’t into looking good all the time either. She knows a lot about electronics, but isn’t sure that makes her as good as some of her friends. Value and worth come from God rather than a particular skill or talent.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
James 3:9-10 - With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.