Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Samantha Sanderson at the Movies" by Robin Caroll

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About this book:

  “Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she s always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material. It seemed like the perfect opportunity. When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial story---controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam s police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can t resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla s techno-genius. But when Sam s theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble---and danger!”

Series: Book #1 in the “Samantha Sanderson” series, which is part of the “Faithgirlz” line.

Spiritual Content- 1 Timothy 4:12 is written on Sam’s Youth Group’s wall; Proverbs 22:11 and a few other Scriptures are written; Sam learns how to witness to her friend without forcing her Faith on her; Prayers are said and Sam & Makayla tell each other people they need to pray for; Sam & Makayla go to Youth Group.


Negative Content- Minor Cussing including: a ‘sucker’; There are mentions of drugs, divorce, bombing & hitting people, which all play a role in this book but are not-detailed

Sexual Content- N/A

-Samantha “Sam” Sanderson, age 12
                                   P.O.V. of Sam
                                                                    254 pages

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My personal Rating-

I truly liked this book! When I first saw the cover I wasn’t so sure about it (You’d think I’d learn not to judge a book by it’s cover by now!)…the girls seemed a bit odd on the front cover but when I read the back cover—what the story was about—I thought it might be like “God’s Not Dead” (a fantastic movie, if you haven’t seen it you need to!). While reading it I relized it really isn’t like “God’s Not Dead” but a great storyline regardless. I knew I had hear of the author, Robin Caroll, after looking on my bookshelf that has some of my Pre & Teen books, I found them! The “Rock Harbor Search and Rescue” series written with Colleen Coble.  (Book #1’s, “Rock Harbor Search and Rescue”, review here! Book #2’s I have not posted yet but did read.) I can really see the writing similarities between this series and that series, but I liked this Book #1 in this series more than “Rock Harbor Search and Rescue”, which is book #1 in that series.
I really liked “Samantha Sanderson at the Movies” and can’t wait to read book #2, “Samantha Sanderson on the Scene”.

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*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zonderkidz) for this review.

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