Monday, May 11, 2015

"Isabel's Secret" by Jan May {Pre-Teen Week!}

{Welcome to Pre-Teen Week! Every quarter we’re going to try to do a full week dedicated to finding great Christian books for girls ages 8/9-12 every week day! This is Day One of this quarters’!}
  About this book:

  “Isabel is a spirited eleven year old girl who lives on Angel Ridge Horse Ranch in the little town of Misty Springs, Colorado. "Winners never quit and quitters never win, for I serve the mighty God that lives deep within!" This has been her faith motto since she was three years old. Can her faith help her beat Kip Johnson in the bare back race this Thanksgiving, even though she's a girl? Will it help her uncover the family secret that Grandmother Biltmore never wants her to find out? Will she survive "girl" camp? Follow Isabel and her lovable horse, Starlight, on a wonderful adventure in faith and find out in this chapter book for girls ages 8-12.”

Series: Book #1 in “The Millennium Girls” series.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted; Talks about God; Isabel prays & thanks God; Two mentions of The Great Spirit; A mention of the Last Supper; Isabel’s motto is “Winners never quit and quitters never win, because I serve the mighty God that lives deep within!” (it’s said around five times); Christmas & O Come, All Ye Faithful is sung.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crummy’, a ‘geesh’, a ‘rats’ and a ‘stupid’; Amanda is snooty & rude; Gran doesn’t like Isabel’s father (because he’s part Indian).

Sexual Content- N/A

-Isabel Morningsky, age 11-soon-to-be-12 (though she’s born in 1998 and this book was published in 2011)
                                             P.O.V. of Isabel
                                       104 pages (with writing tips, a recipes, a craft & blizzard tips)

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My personal Rating-
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This was a cute book! Girls who have read the American Girl Saige books (or seen the movie) will definitely like this one! (Maybe even more because of the Spiritual Content in “Isabel’s Secret”!) My only note is that both Isabel & her BFF, Holly, both have cell-phones at age 11/12...which now that I think about it is probably normal in the Public School scene! I thought the extra stuff in the back was super fun and am looking forward to reading the rest in this series! :)

See y’all Tomorrow with another Pre-Teen Week review!

*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.

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