In Living It Up To Live It Down Kirsten Hart is starting Jr. High. Shaky in her newfound faith she prays that she will find a friend that shares her f...moreIn Living It Up To Live It Down Kirsten Hart is starting Jr. High. Shaky in her newfound faith she prays that she will find a friend that shares her faith and can help her to grow in that faith.
On the first day of school Kirsten thinks that her prayers have been answered when she meets Sarah the daughter of a preacher. Surely Sarah will be as enthusiastic to learn about the Lord as Kirsten herself is.
It doesn’t take long for Kirsten to realize that Sarah is not living her life the way a Christian young lady should. Sarah is trying to shake the stigmatism of being a preacher’s daughter.
Will Kirsten’s newfound faith be shaken or will she be able to help Sarah to once again find happiness in the faith that she was raised in?
Once again Ronica Stromberg has captured what struggles Jr. High students face each day. Not just with social issues, but with faith issues as well. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next installment of Kirsten Hart’s life.
Kirsten Hart, her mother and her younger brother Eric have moved to the country following her parents’ divorce. While out walking the neighborhood to...moreKirsten Hart, her mother and her younger brother Eric have moved to the country following her parents’ divorce. While out walking the neighborhood to see if there are any girls her age, she comes to an old woman’s home. Before knocking she thinks that she sees someone looking out of one of the windows. As she leans closer to look the old woman opens the front door and catches her peeking in. The old woman is not happy. When Kirsten asks to meet the girl that she saw in the window the old woman denies that there is anyone else in the house. So starts Kirsten’s summer.
Kirsten’s mother remembers that some other neighbors are having their granddaughter stay with them for the summer. Kirsten goes to meet her. Gail and Kirsten spend the rest of their summer trying to find out whom the old woman is hiding in her home. After telling Kirsten’s mother, Gail’s grandparents and the police the girls realize that they are the only ones to “save” the girl being held captive.
One thing that Kirsten learns about Gail is that she is a Christian. Everything that Kirsten has heard about Christians is that they are weird. Gail surprises her with her faith. Throughout the story Gail’s steady faith in God impresses Kirsten. Pressures from old friends, guilt for enjoying her new friend, a dad that never follows through with his promises, and worry about the girl being held captive all eventually lead Kirsten to the one person that can give her peace and ultimate friendship…Jesus.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story has heart-pounding action as well as humor. Ronica Stromberg captures the inward struggles that a pre-teen girl can go through. Struggles of acceptance, relationships with family and friends and ultimately struggles with faith.
A modern day Beauty and the Beast. I thought it was pretty good. Before being turned into a Beast Kyle Kingsbury was a total jerk. Hence the reason fo...moreA modern day Beauty and the Beast. I thought it was pretty good. Before being turned into a Beast Kyle Kingsbury was a total jerk. Hence the reason for turning him into a beast. Through his time as a Beast he learned to put others before himself. He learned to love others besides himself. Of course it was the fairy tale ending...which is what I love! I really enjoyed this book.(less)
This is an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I am not sure when it comes out. I understand that the author has changed the ending of the book. If tha...moreThis is an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I am not sure when it comes out. I understand that the author has changed the ending of the book. If that is the case then I am very glad! The ending stunk! Not to mention the fact that this is a companion book to The Forest of Hands and Teeth instead of a sequel. I was hoping for a continuation of Mary's story from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Instead The Dead-Tossed Waves jumps years ahead of that story. Yes, we do find out some of her story(eventually)but it just isn't the same. BUT~I got caught up in this story. It is exciting, tense, nerve-wracking! What keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the ending. (less)