These will be published out of order. I know. I am sorry but I need to since the one for F is not done yet. Oops! Half of it is written but part is still needing to be done. So, you’ll get G ahead of it. 🙂
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Set in a futuristic community, 12-year-old Jonas has been chosen for a very special honor. In his “perfect” world, everyone has an assigned family, job, they apply for a spouse and then a girl child and a boy child, and even their everyday meals are assigned. And no one knows the whole truth. Jonas’ job is to be the keeper of all of that knowledge, but in the process of his training Jonas learns the ugly truth of his community. But now he has to decide what to do about it.
E – So I got the third book in this quartet, Messenger, and read it first. The wonderful thing about this series is that you can read any of the four books first and it can be a stand alone book. But then when you read them together, there is so much more to the story. That was one of the things that appealed to me about this book. I also liked how Jonas had to decide what to believe in, based on what he knew and the advice of the people nearest to him.
The Glass Castle – Trisha White Priebe
In a far off kingdom, the king is growing old and ill and he doesn’t have an heir to take over the kingdom. But the rumor that is going around says that the king does have an heir. When his wife died in childbirth 13 years ago, someone hid the child. And that is why someone has gathered all of the 13-year-olds in the kingdom and brought them to the castle. Avery, the main character of the story, and her new friends, Kate, Kendrick, and Tuck, are in charge of all of the 13-year-olds in the castle and help keep things running smoothly. When they discover that one of the 13-year-olds may be the lost heir to the kingdom, and the child of the man who wants them dead, the four friends have to try to find the heir first. But in the midst of all of the chaos, the teens still make the time to give glory to God.
E – I think that I liked this series because it was a good mystery even though there wasn’t overwhelming details all over the place. It wasn’t paced slowly at all, but the “action” scenes weren’t just battles and races and stuff. I felt like I could connect with Avery because our thought processes are so similar. I also really liked how God was a part of their decision making most of the time. Maybe the only thing that I didn’t like about this series was that there was always so many mysteries. As soon as you figure one out, there was a new one. But at the same time, I also like books like that, so I really enjoyed it.
Hopefully, I can get the F post up soon but until then, happy reading. If you have a favorite G-titled book, would you please share it? We enjoy finding more books to read.
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