Thursday, September 17, 2015

"Sophie's World" by Nancy Rue {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 Four of this quarters’!} {Day 1 Here!} {Day 2 Here!} {Day 3 Here!}

About this book:

  “When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie s forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.”

Series: Book #1 in “Sophie” series. (Which is part of the Faithgirlz line)

Spiritual Content- 2 Corinthians 4:18 at the beginning; Many Prayers, Blessings over food & Talking to Jesus; Sophie thinks about Jesus & tries to imagine Him; Talks about Jesus, talking to Him & Him answering; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to Jesus; Mentions of Church going; Mentions of the Bible;
*Note: Sophie’s sister calls her “an alien from Planet Weird”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘shut up’s and four ‘stupid’s; There is also a few ‘lame’s and ‘loser’s; Instead of her name, Maggie is called ‘maggot’ by some boys; A bit of sarcasm; A counselor is referred to as a shrink; Popular girls voice that they think Sophie is weird; Sophie says she hates school & it hates her; A mention of cigarette smoke; Friendships & drama.

Sexual Content- N/A

-Sophie LaCroix, age 11
                                             P.O.V. of Sophie
                                                       125 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens- 
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add a full star for girls in Public or Private School}
Okay, this was really cute! I want to babysit Sophie—she’s so fun! I’m very impressed with all the Spiritual Content (though, I do wish all the ‘H’s were capital) and while it was pretty public school-y, it didn’t feel over the top like some other Pre-Teen books I’ve read in the past. There was also a good amount of history in “Sophie’s World” as well, which was nice!

See y’all Tomorrow with the last 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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