Fault Lines

Thursday, September 19, 2013
“This youth forum thing has to be for REAL,” I said “I want it to stop al this stupid – STUPIDNESS! I don’t mean just impress peoppe. I want it to make a DIFFERENCE. I want it to make people stop acting like morons.”
“What’s going on?” Joy Beth was now in the doorway, face taut between panels of hair. “What’s wrong Duffy?”
“I’m hacked off,” I said. “I HATE what’s happening around here. It was bad enough when the Dayans were being harassed, but now somebody’s trying to make it look like they’re attacking back, and they are NOT! Can’t anybody see that?”

Book: Fault Lines ('Nama Beach High, Book 3) by Nancy Rue, Zondervan Publishers, 2004

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Prejudice, Jewish Religion, Violence, Bullying
Summary: There are new kids at school. And they’re not welcome. The Dayan family is Israeli and that singles them out quick. The “Redneck Militia” as Laura Duffy calls it ignorantly lumps them in with Muslim terrorists and is doing everything they can to get rid of them. Bullying in the lunch room, graffiti threats on the school walls, terrorizing the youngest of them – these are all horrid and Laura knows it. She determines to do whatever it takes to stand up and fight for them. Little does she know how far some will go to get rid of them though and how high the cost will be for her personally.
Notes: This story is about love – for friends, for the innocent hurting and even for enemies. The note she receives from her “Secret Admirer”, someone that seems to be an angel – appearing and disappearing at random, leaving messages that seem to be from God, etc, says she must wipe the sneer off her face before she is ready to offer her life. And offering her very life to an enemy is exactly what she is asked to do. She is continuing, in this 3rd book in the ‘Nama Beach High series to search for keys of power. In this book, she discovers the key of love. As before, the cost is high, but Duffy longs most of all to be walking closely with God, making the key definitely worth the cost.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 5:43-44 – "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you


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