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Brilliant Hues

(From Sadie's Sketchbook #4)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sketching A Whole New Life Won't Be Easy Life comes full circle for Sadie as she heads back to Menlo Park, California. But Sadie finds she no longer fits in, especially when one of her dad's cases thrusts her into the spotlight and puts her in danger. She turns to her faith, but the youth group just isn't the same, and Sadie has a lot to think about when she hears what ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published September 8th 2012 by Zonderkidz (first published September 4th 2012)
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Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Lori Twichell
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it
As the most recent installment in this Sadie’s Sketchbook series, this story felt a little more heavy handed than previous books. This time, the drama surrounding Sadie was high level angst. Life threatening situations, death all around her, and big changes amongst her friends made it feel like there was less for Sadie to count on and far more for her to juggle.

Still, I love the characters and the story. I love seeing how Sadie has grown and changed over these four books. Her character has
Emmalee Miller
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. I did enjoy this book, I would have liked it a bit more without the religious aspect, but that's just me. It is well written, has a good plot line, and has a really good message. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to buy a book for a young Christian friend and/or relative. This is the 4th book in the series that follows Sadie who has moved back to her hometown after a year away. She feels left out by her friends who have changed since ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: preteen girls
Sometimes it is good to read a book for the sake of nostalgia. This happens to fall into that category. It brought back memories of receiving "Sweet Valley Twins" books from the scholastic reader when I was a preteen girl.

This was a good positive story. I think girls need role models who are strong but can admit they need help when it really counts and it is OK to ask for it. I even read a few chapters out loud to my six year old who loves books and is getting into the girly stuff.

*This book was
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book for free as part of Goodreads' First Reads. This was a very cute tween girl's book. I loved the fact that this book answered some big questions which every person faces. This is great since at this age, girls are already going through a lot. I really like the main character, Sadie. She seems so down to earth and confident. She also will admit when she doesn't know something, which is something that everyone needs to admit every now and then. I am going to pass this book on ...more
Cathy Smith
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. It was a very well written story, and continuation of the journey of Sadie. The situations were very real and any young person would have such doubts. But her faith pulls her through with the help of good friends. I really liked her confronting her problems head on in the end. She is very mature for her age. The series must be a good one, because I enjoyed this book greatly, and would recommend it to any and all who wants to read this.
Ricki Thompson
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Where will Sadie find the courage to stand up to her bullying friends? Where will she find the strength to confront her dad's bullying adversary? Will it prove impossible - to be be accepted AND do the right thing? I like how this story struggles with moral and spiritual dilemmas in an honest, straightforward way. I appreciated being reminded that, no matter our struggles, we are not alone.
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I found this to be a very delightful read. This is a story that can be inspiring to many of today's teens. The only negative is that the ending was a bit vague, otherwise the overall story and concept was very good.
Sue Poduska
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sadie Douglas is dealing with a lot of events, most of them beyond her control. How she reacts to those events are important factors in her growth and development.
Laney Garland
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My daughter and I enjoyed the mystery and how overall the book was written, and all the adventures she has.
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What makes a book Christian? 1 4 Nov 25, 2012 12:09PM  
Naomi Kinsman is the author of Spilled Ink (winner of the 2009 Moonbeam Gold Medal for Educational/Activity book) as well as the From Sadie’s Sketchbook series (Zondervan). She has written and directed over 50 plays for young audiences, and has written for Highlights, Spider and Devozine magazines.

As founder of the Society of Young Inklings, Naomi shares her passion for writing and creativity with

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