Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Katy's Homecoming

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: Zondervan
January 2011
ISBN: 978-0310722878
Genre: Mennonite / young adult

Just One Perfect Night

Katy gets the chance of a lifetime---she's been elected to the homecoming court, and there are rumors her crush, Bryce, might ask her to go with him. What could be more perfect? For one unforgettable night she would be able to experience life as many other teenage girls do---a stunning gown, gorgeous hair, jewelry, and makeup. Except Katy's Mennonite community prohibits dancing as well as fancy dresses and makeup, and her father would not approve.

When an opportunity arises that could allow her to attend without her father knowing, Katy must decide: Will she hold tight to her convictions, or will she sacrifice her principles for one special night?

KATY’S HOMECOMING is the third book in Ms. Sawyer’s young adult Mennonite series, Katy Lambright series. Readers will want to read Katy’s New World and Katy’s Debate first as the books really doesn’t stand alone.

Those who understand Amish / Mennonite / Conservative Christian fiction will understand why Katy has the dancing dilemma she faces. I cheered for her as she struggled with her need to fit in since she’s viewed as “weird” by both her Mennonite community and her high school peers. And I hoped she would make the right choice.

Those who like Amish / Mennonite books and young adults will enjoy reading KATY’S HOMECOMING. Recommended. $9.99. 208 pages. Ages 8 and up. 

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