Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves: An Andrea Carter Book
Circle C Milestones Book 1
Susan K. Marlow
Andrea really, really doesn't want to go to school. Her mare has just had twin foals and she feels like her time would be better spent training them. But her family insists and her reluctantly returns. But when a dirty, smelly, snarling girl named Macy becomes her seatmate Andrea is sure that school couldn't get any worse. Macy is terrorizing the entire school and spews hate every second. The entire school is terrified of her. But Andrea's sister keeps urging her to try to befriend Macy. Andrea learns that sticking up for the defenseless and the unloved can be challenging, but rewarding.

I'm not usually fond of books written for teenagers. But this one surprised me. It was entertaining, well written, and had some great lessons on faith, trust, and Christ-like love. The suspense and drama fit with the plot and was a good level for the intended age group. The author really brought home the importance of family. It's definitely a book I'll be keeping for my daughter to read when she's a little older. My only complaint was that I felt like I was missing something despite this being book 1. It felt like I'd jumped into the middle of the series with references to things that had happened in the past. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend getting the previous books first.

I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

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