Sophie's Secret

Saturday, October 15, 2011

”What do you want most in the world right now, right his very second?” “I want my father to stand up for me, just once,” she said. “Instead of always saying everything that happens is my fault and telling me what I should have done different.” Dr. Peter nodded as he handed her the paper. “It’s time to dig in with God, then, Loodle. I think this is going to help you meet the challenge.”

Book: Sophie’s Secret by Nancy Rue, Zondervan Publishers, 2004
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 11-15
Subjects: Relationship with parents, bullying, growing up
Summary: Sophie’s grades are improving in school and she’s focusing her daydreaming on filming instead of getting in trouble. But nothing has changed in her relationship with her dad. He still just wants her to be a clone of her athletic sister. He still goes out of his way for her and only finds fault with Sophie. While excavating the attic Sophie discovers some information that may reveal why. When the Corn Pops start their bullying at school again, and Sophie’s dad is called in, everything comes to a head and Sophie risks losing everything she has been working for.
Notes: The 2nd in the Faithgirlz Sophie series, this book deals with the relationship between a young girl and her father. Sophie has never felt loved by her dad and when she finds hints that she may have been adopted she realizes that’s likely the reason for his lack of love for her. Throughout the story, the counselor she sees encourages her to stay “in God space” and “dig” for answers in the Bible as he gives her passages to study and challenges her to think deeply about them. Sophie finds that when she’s mad, it’s easy to get into “no God space” and realizes that she doesn’t enjoy it there and has to actively work to keep out of that.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Corinthians 4:18 - So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


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