Today, we are on part three of book reviews this month ! Are you enjoying it so far? I am.
So this book is book 2 of the Altered Hearts Series. Drum roll please…
About this book:
When eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger trips on some pebbles in the San Diego airport, her new friend Aleesha cautions her that Christians are susceptible to a “Season of Pebbles,” a series of problems they can’t “prance” victoriously across without a lot of God’s help. Kim doesn’t take Aleesha’s words seriously. Now that the mission trip is over, she’s sure God will let her lead a normal life. Without even small problems. She flies home expecting only the best. Immediately upon Kim’s arrival, her life starts taking turns for the worse. An accident. Grief. Guilt. Horrible nightmares. Debilitating fatigue. Jealousy. And fear. Fear of admitting the truth about the accident to her father. When Kim and her friends are invited to help build a visitor hostel for a prison in the California mountains, she springs to life again. But guilt and nightmares follow her to California. And prison ministry has pebbles of its own. Kim can’t prance across the pebbles in her path without her Heavenly Father’s help. And her father’s help as well.
What I loved:
I loved the fact that Kim’s friendships were really realistic, and that they grew throughout the book. Friendships aren’t always perfect, and Roger presented that theme very well.
I really felt for Kim throughout this book, as she was seriously having a hard time. But the way that she kept going, and trusting in God was amazing.
And finally, I was really fascinated with the prisoners. I’d heard that there were sometimes issues in prison, and this book opened my eyes to a few of them.
Age Recommendation: 13 +
This book is entered around dealing with bereavement, divorce, and threats in the prison cells, which may be upsetting for younger children.
Why I recommend this book:
Again and again, I have to be reminded of how important it is not to face your problems alone. If you’re struggling with anything, tell your parents/guardians, your pastor, your friends, and most importantly God. He is the only one who can make things possible.
Where to buy this book:
You can buy this, again, on Amazon as a paperback and ebook. For the British people, here is the Link to the paperback version.
How about you?
How do you determine age for a book?
Do you have a criteria when you are reviewing a book?