Wednesday, October 11, 2017

"A Summer Secret" by Kathleen Fuller

About this book:

  “With a twin brother and five younger brothers, Mary Beth Mullet's house is in constant chaos. Her parents don't seem to mind the noise, but she needs a break from all the pestering and babysitting.
  It's the summer before eighth grade, and Mary Beth plans to escape to her secret place as much as possible. The old barn in the neighboring field is dangerous, and her parents have forbidden her to go there, but she escapes to it as often as she can.
  Mary Beth soon discovers she is not alone in the barn. Someone is living there; someone who needs help. Can Mary Beth help the stranger without losing her secret place? And what if the barn is as dangerous as her parents say it is?
  Readers will identify with Mary Beth's struggles for peace and independence and be engrossed in the excitement and danger of A Summer Secret.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Mysteries of Middlefield” series.    

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & trusting Him; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Sawyer isn’t sure that God exists; Mentions of God; Mentions of churches & church going; Mentions of Amish beliefs;
             *Note: A mention of witches and devil worshipers.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’, a ‘hick’, an ‘idiot’, two ‘rats!’s, two ‘shut up’s, three forms of ‘screw’, four forms of ‘dumb’, and seven ‘stupid’s; Sarcasm; Mentions of foster homes with bad stories; Mentions of beers, cigarettes, & whippings; A mention of a car accident (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Mentions of crushes & cute boys.

-Mary Beth Mullet, age 13
                                P.O.V. switches between Mary Beth & Sawyer
                                                        268 pages

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My personal Rating-

I enjoyed this one. I can’t say it was a favorite, but it was a fun light read that probably younger girls who are interested in the Amish would like better. ;)

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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