Monday, August 2, 2010

Book Review & Tour: Katy's Debate by Kim Vogel Sawyer

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

Katy Lambight is back again in Katy's Debate and whether this is the first Katy Lambight book you have read, or the second, the story is sure to appeal.  Looking at the teen years through a Mennonite girl's eyes is very interesting and different and Katy is a wonderful character to see life through her eyes.  

It does help some to have read the first book but I don't think it is a necessity.  Most of the backstory is alluded to so the reader would not feel lost if this was the first book about Katy they picked upI really enjoyed this second look into Katy's life.  It focused more on inner struggles this time than her school life because most of the book takes place over winter break.  Katy is still trying to find her place in the local high school but still holding fast to her religious beliefs as well.  Now she is dealing with the possibility of having a step-mother and she's not sure how she feels about that.  And as she spends time in the world, the more worldly beliefs begin to come in and she must decide what she believes and how to act on those feelings. 

A wonderfully written story of Katy.  I enjoyed this one as much as the first.  These tiny glimpses into Mennonite life are intriguing and I love seeing how Katy will work out her beliefs. Great for ages 12 and up, there are some wonderful lessons for teen girls in these books.  The author does a great job of entertaining as well as making a point in this book and it's a story that will stay with me for awhile.

My Rating:  4.0/5.0


Bestselling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer has many titles besides “writer.” As a wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, Sunday school teacher, and speaker, her life is full and happily busy. In her spare time she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband make their home in Kansas, the setting for many of Kim’s novels.

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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719232
ISBN-13: 978-0310719236



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