More Answers For Peggy

Monday, January 13, 2014

“If only there was just one other person to talk to about things, someone who feels the same way I do,” she said aloud as she reached her room and closed the door behind her. “It’s so hard to be all alone.” If I were only home, she thought again longingly.

Book: More Answers For Peggy by Dorothy Martin, Moody Press, 1959
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 12-16
Subjects: Sharing your faith, Obedience
Summary: Being away from home for a year is a very lonely thing to experience, especially when the people you are living with don’t like you all that much. Peggy is spending a year with her aunt and uncle and the sister that is more like a cousin since she’s been raised by her aunt and uncle rather than their parents. They may be family but they are from two different worlds – one rich and one poor, one Christian, one not. Peggy knows she needs to share her faith with her family, but it’s so hard! They do and say such rude things sometimes! How is she supposed to love them when they act so mean?
Notes: The third in The Peggy Books series, this book has Peggy learning about sharing her faith. She lets her own doubts and insecurities prevent her from telling others about Christ or even making friends with anyone. Interestingly, the story actually doesn’t ever have
Peggy succeed at leading someone to Christ. It seems as though her sister gets close and her uncle does become a Christian, but because of a friend, not Peggy. It’s a very realistic fiction book – showing a girl who knows what the right thing to do is, doesn’t do it and winds up with regrets because of it. The book ends with hope that more will change, but Peggy is going back home so it won’t be because of her. It is the whole focus of the book though. The author does a good job showing how our whole focus needs to be on the right things. I can definitely recommend this book!
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."


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