Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Katy's New World

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-71924-3
January 2010
Genre: Inspirational/young adult

Katy Lambright is Mennonite, and her schooling is supposed to end when she finishes ninth grade, but Katy has special permission from the Elders to attend a public high school in Salina, Kansas, to finish her high school education.

Many of the community is unsure about this decision, after all, Katy’s mother abandoned her to the world and they are worried that Katy might be drawn away too.

As Katy begins to make friends with girls in school, her friendship with her best friend Annika becomes strained. Will Katy be able to mend that relationship, or will Annika become a former best friend?

KATY’S NEW WORLD is the first in Ms. Sawyer’s new series for girls, and this is a winner. I instantly related with Katy, with her unsureness in a strange world, and yet not fitting in with her old world. Like all teenagers (and some adults) Katy longed for a place where she belonged.

I enjoyed reading this book and hope to read the rest of the books in this series. If your favorite girl is between the ages of 12 – 16, she will enjoy reading KATY’S NEW WORLD. Don’t miss this book. $9.99. 203 pages.

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