Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saving Cicadas

Author: Nicole Seitz
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
December 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59554-503-9
Genre: Inspirational/woman’s fiction

Janie Doe Macy is eight-years old when her mother discovers she’s pregnant again, with a child she doesn’t want. Janie’s sister is seventeen, and has Downs Syndrome, and Janie’s mom, loads everyone up in the family vehicle (including Janie’s grandparents) and leaves her dead end job even though gas prices are pushing $4.00 a gallon, and even though even Janie knows you can’t run from your problems.

The crisis pregnancy takes the family on a road trip that will change Janie’s life. From the mountains, to dirty, run-down motels, to a dream house, Janie will learn that the road she must walk is not easy—but it has the possibility of saving lives.

I’m not sure how to write a review of this book. It is one that is so intricately tied together, that one might possibly give something away that will spoil the book for someone else.

The book does start very slowly. It honestly dragged so much at the beginning, I wondered how on earth it grabbed the publishers interest. It didn’t pick up at all until about the second half of the book. I have never read anything by Nicole Seitz before , and I am not going to be looking this author up to see what else she has published.

I’m giving this book three stars. It does have a good message, and the second half of the book is good, but I can’t rave about it. However, it does pack a powerful message about the sanctity of life. Reading guide questions are included. $14.99. 314 pages.

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