Waves Of Light

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I wrestled my anger all the way to Hiawatha, hugging my arms around my body. If I let go, I might crack apart. Why was I so furious with Vivian? It didn’t make sense. I wanted to shake her, to force her to speak. I wanted her to yell and cry so I didn’t have to. I wanted to shout at Dad who hadn’t fixed anything. Mostly, I wanted to scream at God, “It’s not fair!”

Book: Waves Of Light by Naomi Kinsman, Zondervan (Zonderkidz) Publishers, 2012

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 11-15
Subjects: Trust in God, Faith, Friendship, Relationship With Parents
Summary: A best friend moving away. A flash flood destroying the home of her art teacher. More threats against the bears. More failed attempts at making her mom feel better. And to top it all off, someone else is competing for Andrew’s interest – and succeeding. In fact, it seems like everyone wants her to be Annabelle’s friend even though before Annabelle came, Andrew seemed to be interested in Sadie. As she draws and paints, the angry frustrating lines come pouring out of here and she has to figure out where God is at in the midst of all of this.
Notes: This is the 3rd in a series called From Sadie’s Sketchbook about a  seventh grade girl who has just moved to a small town at the edge of a forest filled with bears. Her dad has been sent as a mediator between the researchers and bear hunters. Her mom has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and their family has spent over a year trying to find a cure for her. Sadie hopes life will be a new start in this new place but troubles come up immediately. The series takes you through the trials she faces and how she learns to have faith in God even when it seems everything is falling apart around her. This particular book really focuses on that theme all the way through. Sadie is desperately seeking to find faith in the midst of the chaos she feels.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 13:5 – Because God has said “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”


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