Worth the Wait

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Her mom said, “I noticed a lump in my last self-exam, so I went to the doctor.” Ellie’s heart dropped to her feet. What was coming was not good. “We got the results today. I have breast cancer.”
Book: Worth the Wait (Waltham Academy) by Laura Jackson, HopeSprings Books, 2014

Genre: Realistic
Target audience: girls 16-19 years old
Subjects: sex, following rules doesn’t guaranty easy life, serious diseases, finding God’s plan for you
Summary: Ellie Lansing has the perfect life: a good family, an understanding best friend, but most of all an awesome and loving boyfriend. And then it comes crashing down. Her mom gets cancer and her oh-so-amazing boyfriend turns out to be not so amazing. What did she do deserve this? She always followed all the rules and this is where they got her. Didn’t God owe her an easy life?
Notes: The idea of Worth the Wait is interesting and practical for many Christians, teens or older. Ellie learns that following the rules does not guaranty you an easy life. She also discovers how great God’s plans for her are, even if that’s not what she had planned. Another good aspect is that sex before marriage was always shown as the wrong it is. Note: there is nothing really graphic in this book. There are no sex scenes, except for the one where the boyfriend wanted it and she said “no”. This is Waltham Academy book 1.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4.5
Reviewer: Sofia Marie

Jeremiah 29:11 –For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, which I have written.


Sofia Marie said...

Thanks for posting my review, Jamie!

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