Friday, September 23, 2016

"The Glass Castle" by Trisha White Priebe & Jerry B. Jenkins

About this book:

  “The king is growing old and is concerned about who will replace him. His new wife wants to produce an heir to the throne.  The only problem? Thirteen years ago, the king’s first wife gave birth to a son, and no one knows for sure what happened to him. Rumors swirl throughout the castle. The solution as simple: dispose of all the thirteen-year-olds in the kingdom. Except, it isn’t that easy. Avery and her friends won’t go quietly.   Avery, Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick take charge of the underground network of kidnapped children, inspiring them to believe that their past does not dictate their future and pledging to do the hardest thing of all. . .reunite the children with the homes they left behind.  When they discover that one among them might be the child of a man who wants them dead, will everything they work for be lost?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Thirteen” series.

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read, remembered, & discussed; Church going, singing & sermons; Christmas & a song; Talks about God & forgiving; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God, His plan & hope; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of good & evil; Mention of churches, services & worshiping; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A couple mentions of events in the Bible; A couple mentions of being blessed; A couple mentions of Heaven; A mention of a cathedral.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘dumb’s and three forms of ‘stupid’; A bit of Sarcasm & Eye rolling; A Mean girl/Enemy; Pushing & Fighting (up to semi-detailed); Kidnappings, ropes & rags; Men chase after Avery (they think she’s a spy; it could be scary for younger readers); The king supposedly wants to discard/destroy/kill all the thirteen year olds; Mentions of fighting, brawls, fists & blood (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of poison, blood & a death (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of being published by death for crimes (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths & bodies (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of threats & threats of killing; Mentions of blackmail; Mentions of a drunk, his breath & bottle; A few mentions of criminals & traitors; A few mentions of assassins; A few mentions of graves; A few mentions of hanging & the chopping block; A couple mentions of deaths; A couple mentions of gossip; A mention of girls who lived in a sewer.

Sexual Content- A cheek kiss; A couple of Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A bit of Noticing & Blushes; Mentions of girls interested or not interest in a certain boy; Mentions about caring about boys (Avery says she’s never cared for one, but it thinking about one); Mentions of crushes, fanning a flame, racing hearts & pulses; Mentions of feelings & liking someone; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of marriage of conveniences & betrothals; Mentions of needing a heir; Mentions of a rumor of a wife & child dying in childbirth; A couple mentions of a honeymoon; A couple mentions of touches (not-detailed); A couple mentions of cheek kiss;
             *Note: A mention of Avery not liking how a drunk is looking at her (no details).

-Avery Godfrey, age 13
                                         P.O.V. of Avery
                                                        246 pages

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My personal Rating-
Okay, that was a really interesting plot that had some fun parts. I enjoyed “The Glass Castle” much more than I was expecting & really got into the plot. I’m eagerly looking forward to the sequel coming out in a couple of weeks. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new 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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