Mystery Of The Missing Map

Thursday, February 12, 2015
“I won’t feel safe until that treasure is found,” Mrs. Mitchell said.
“Neither will Megan,” Willie answered. “She’ll never know if that man is somewhere around, watching her.”
Kate didn’t like that idea at all. “If we don’t find that map, Megan might never be safe again.”

Book: Mystery of the Missing Map (Adventures of the Northwoods (Mott Media Paperback)) by Lois Walfrid Johnson, Bethany House Publishers, 1993

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Girls 11-15
Subjects: Blindness, Guilt, Friendship, Love-Marriage, Greed
Summary: A cousin! A cousin who looks so much like Kate she could be a twin! Kate is ecstatic to meet Megan, but years ago a letter was lost and Kate’s family never heard about that accident… the accident that left Megan blind. Kate is determined to be friends with Megan but she isn’t quite sure what that looks like. Can Megan really do things with them? They’re about to find out because a mystery is knocking down their door again. Someone has decided Megan’s family is the key to finding the legendary hidden treasure. Kate, Anders, Eric, Megan and Megan’s friend Willie find themselves in great danger as the treasure hunters refuse to let anything stand in the way of their getting the treasure.
Notes: Mystery Of The Missing Map is the ninth in the Adventures In The Northwoods series. The series focuses on a young girl right at the beginning of her teen years as she adjusts to life in a very different kind of home and to a new family. The story covers about a year and a half of her life. The main character, Kate has a strong sense of curiosity and stubbornness so whenever she finds something odd she determines to find out what is going on. Sometimes the mysteries find her, sometimes she seeks them out. Through the series she transitions from someone who has only heard but not accepted a relationship with God to a girl learning to put her trust in God and look to Him for wisdom and direction.
In this ninth book, Kate gets to learn how to how to trust God even when tragedies happen as Megan shares her strong faith with Kate. The theme of marriage continues as Eric and Kate discuss what they have decided they want to look for in a spouse someday – someone who believes the same as them. There is also a theme of guilt as Megan’s friend Willie feels so responsible for Megan’s accident that he hates himself and acts mean and spiteful towards all those around him as he lashes out in his pain.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Jeremiah 32:17 – "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.


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