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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Reading Enjoyment

My oldest daughter is an avid reader like her mom. This summer, she's already read and re-read a series she wanted to tell folks about.

I'd second her opinion about Kim Vogel Sawyer. If you have any teen or pre-teen readers (moms will like these books too), put the Katy Lambright Series on your to buy list.

Katy's New World (The Katy Lambright Series, Book 1)
By Kim Vogel Sawyer

Katy's New World Review
By EW, age 12

I really enjoyed reading this book. In it, Katy Lambright, a Mennonite teenager, gets to go to high school. She loves it-- especially English class. But soon she begins having trouble fitting in, at school and at home.

I recommend this book for its truths about staying true to yourself within a fascinating, well-told story.

Katy's Debate (The Katy Lambright Series, Book 2)
By Kim Vogel Sawyer

Katy's Debate Review
By EW, age 12

I was really drawn into the story. I laughed a lot, but nearly cried a few times too. It was really good! In the story, Katy finally feels stable in her new school and is on the debate team, which she enjoys. But at home, her dad is courting a woman Katy can't stand, her best friend has a boyfriend who annoys Katy, and she is trying to convince her dad she doesn't need a mom. Worse yet, she likes a boy her community would never accept. She is faced with many choices, but is having a hard time choosing wisely.

I recommend this book for its fascinating plot full of twists and turns and truths about acceptance.


Sheila Deeth said...

This sounds a fun series. I've not got any teens or preteens, but it sounds like something I'd love. So thank you Elizabeth for the lovely introduction and reviews.

Amy Wallace said...


Thanks for posting. Glad to hear you like Martin Luther and that you support my work.

I'd love to hear more of your thoughts. But I think the other blog readers would love to hear them too... in English. Maybe just a little? ;-)

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