Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flickering Hope by Naomi Kinsman ~ review


  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310726646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310726647

Book Description

November 15, 2011 9 and upFaithgirlz!/From Sadie's Sketchbook
Can You Ever Trust the Enemy? Things finally seem to be falling into place for Sadie. Bear season is over, and her relationship with her art teacher is on the mend. Her home life is going better than ever, and even her enemy, Frankie, wants to be friends. But can Frankie be trusted? Ruth and Andrew think she's spying for her father, helping him find a way to capture Sadie's favorite bear. But Sadie suspects something else is going on with Frankie. She must decide who to trust and find out if---and how---her growing faith can get her through.

My take on this book:
After reading the first book in this series titled "Shades of Truth" I was excited to continue the series and I must say this book didn't disappoint.

This story starts out with Sadie her family and her friend Ruth attending Thanksgiving dinner at the research cabin with Helen and her son Andrew. After dinner they decide to take a hike to check on the bear den and see a disheveled girl in the woods very close to the bear den. When they decide to follow her they realize that she and her family are living in a run down shack close to the bears den. Will this put the bears in danger? Who is the girl and her family and why are they living in the woods?

I have enjoyed seeing Sadie's character grow and change with this book. Her feelings for Andrew are starting to change, but hoping for more could ruin their friendship. She still has her worries over her mothers health, she also wonders how much longer her father's job will last in Michigan. It was also interesting to see how someone whom Sadie considered an enemy could change and become her friend. Overall this is a great continuation to the series. This book is geared toward girls seven and older, and I could easily imagine that girls would easily connect with Sadie and her friends.The issues that Sadie faces, such as making new friends, dealing with her mothers health as well as continuing to grow in her faith are things that are very easy to relate to, especially for the intended age the book is written for which is seven and older. I enjoyed reconnecting with familiar characters and watching them grow throughout the story. I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to reading the next installment.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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