Hostage On The Nighthawk

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Again Nicole started to cry. “The two ships are drifting apart, and some of the men are jumping into the sea and trying to swim back. Wait!...The other ship IS flying a British flag. They’re yelling ‘Pirates’ at us.”

Book: Hostage On The Nighthawk by Dave and Neta Jackson, Bethany House Publishers, 2000
Hostage on the Nighthawk: William Penn (Trailblazer Books #32) 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 11-18
Subjects: Showing love to others, responsibility
Summary: While sailing away to avoid one problem, Theo and his mom and sister find themselves in another problem. Theo’s mom takes it on herself to solve this one and they wind up in yet another scary situation! This time, the place they turned to for refuge wound up being a pirate ship with plans to use them as hostages to gain freedom for a criminal. Theo has been living his life letting others do what they want, keeping quiet when he knows something, but he is finally realizing that he does want to be his “brother’s keeper”. But getting himself, his mother and his sister out of this situation is going to be just about impossible!
Notes: This book tells the story of William Penn, the founder of the city of brotherly love. It is #32 in the Trailblazers series, a series designed to introduce readers to famous missionaries throughout history. The authors always have young characters who interact with the missionaries and who the story is centered around. These characters often are helped by the missionary, then learn to understand the heart for the lost themselves.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.


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