Lily Robbins: M.D. (Medical Dabbler)

Monday, June 18, 2012
I could be a rescuer and healer, she thought. I could learn first aid and just, like, be there whenever there was an accident and take care of people until the paramedics got there. The thoughts spun on – I could keep them from losing hope. I could find the injured nobody else could detect –

Book: Lily Robbins, M. D. (Medical Dabbler) by Nancy Rue, Zonderkidz, 2000 
AND a new version by Thomas Nelson coming soon
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 11-14
Subjects: Friendship, Anatomy (menstrual cycle), responsibility, growing up
Summary: All it took is being the first on the scene for a car accident where Lily got to help a young boy to send her mind spinning. She knows what God wants her to be now: she’s going to be a great healer! And of course, the Girlz get dragged in to Lily’s latest pursuit because anything she does, the others do too. But becoming a great healer isn’t easy. Her mom signs her up for a class about anatomy but rather than teaching her how to be a great healer, they start discussing subjects that make Lily extremely uncomfortable. And the Girlz aren’t totally sure they want to be great healers – or want Lily in charge of healing them! How can Lily heal people if no one gives her a chance to do so?
Notes: This is the second in the Young Women of Faith – the Lily Series, a series of 12 books about a young girl desperately wanting to know God’s will for her life. She wants to know what her “thing” is. Everyone else seems to have one specific passion that’s also their talent. Throughout the series Lily explores many options to figure out what hers is. In this book, she pursues the medical field, but has to learn some lessons about friendship and waiting until she grows up for some things. Warning: this book discusses a woman’s time of month. If your girls aren’t ready to discuss this issue, then they need to wait on this particular book. This is the only one in the series that deals with it and the book can be skipped without missing important elements of the series overall.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 12:4-6 –There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

1 Corinthians 12:28 – And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.

Nancy Rue is currently doing a scavenger hunt on her website! One of your stops is my facebook page. To win her scavenger hunt, you need to know what CTF stands for. So here’s your answer: Christian Teen Fiction.
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