Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nobody knows. Everybody worries. And I feel absolutely nauseous.
Because you’re scared. For maybe the first time since Artie was found dead, you’re really, really terrified.

Book: Wonder (The Books of Marvella) by Travis Thrasher, NavPress, 2014

Genre: Suspense/Horror
Target Audience: Boys 17+
Subjects: Murder, Fear, Sacrifice, Faith in God, Abuse, Family Relationships
Summary: Summer is over. Maybe all the adventures will calm down and life will get back to normal. That’s Brandon’s hope anyway. But nothing has changed. The murder is still unsolved, Marvel still thinks she’s going to have to die to save someone and Brandon still doesn’t know what to think about God. He continues to stand up for the bullied, getting himself into life-threatening danger. Rather than things calming down, the problems begin to escalate. Whatever is going on in their community is filling people with fear.
Notes: Wonder is the second in the Books of Marvella series by the author known for his suspense/horror books. This one focuses on a girl of great faith convinced that God is going to use her to do a great work and lose her life in the process. The boy is someone of no faith irresistibly drawn to the girl. Something dark and sinister is happening in the town but no one seems to know who is responsible for it. This second book continues the questions with still not conclusions, at least not that last. Marvella decides she can be Brandon’s girlfriend and just take the comfort that comes from that while she can, even while knowing it won’t last.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Acts 27:25 – So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.

Thank you to the publishers for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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