Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"Abby Lost at Sea" by Pamela Walls

About this book:

  “This delightful new series, focusing on the travels of Abby Kendall, is a sure-fire hit for 8- to 12-year-old girls. Lots of surprises will keep them coming back for each new Abby title. In Book 1, spunky Abby and her friend Luke are thrown overboard while en route to Hawaii. Pirates, a treasure map, and friendly Hawaiians make for a story that readers won't be able to put down. They'll also learn God is faithful to care for them, no matter where they go.”

Series: Book #1 in the “South Seas Adventures” series.

Spiritual Content- Genesis 28:15 at the beginning; Scriptures are remembered & quoted; Prayers & Thanking God; Going to a church; Talks about God, faiths, & repenting; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Luke hasn’t prayed in “a long while” & isn’t a believer *Spoiler* but does pray near the end *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of God & faiths; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of churches, church going, pastors, & hymns; Mentions of those who don’t believe in God and/or don’t want to hear from Him; A few mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A few mentions of those in the Bible; A few mentions of a cross necklace;
             *Note: A man is called the devil’s son; Mentions of the devil & evil; Mentions of bad luck & jinxes; Mentions of gods & goddesses; A mention of rum being the devil’s brew.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘stupid’s; A few mentions of curses (said, not written); A bit of fighting & pain (barely-above-not-detailed); Watching fights (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths & illnesses; Mentions of blood, a dagger, ,& fighting; Mentions of slaves & selling people; Mentions of devious plans, gunshots, & pistols aimed; Mentions of lies; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, drunks, saloons, gambling, & fighting (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of tobacco & a pipe; Mentions of nightmares & nightmares of sharks; A few mentions of drowning; A few mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of whippings & hangings; A couple mentions of prisons.

Sexual Content- A few mentions of kissing & welcoming kisses; A couple mentions of blushes;
             *Note: Mentions of a knee-length dress for girls (considered scandalous).

-Abigail Kendall, age 12/13
                                P.O.V. switches between Abby & Luke
                                             Set in 1847
                                                        211 pages

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My personal Rating-
I’ve heard a bit about this series before and since the back-cover sounded interesting, I thought I would try this middle-grade fiction book. While I thought the actual plot fell a bit flat in the actual story, the idea was interesting. There was some content that I thought wasn’t needed for a younger read, though. I don’t think I’ll be continuing this series, but it was a fun idea.

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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