Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In Too Deep by Jude Watson

Recommendation: ***** (5-star)

In Book Six of the 39 Clues Series we continue to follow the adventures of Dan and Amy Cahill as they travel around the world uncovering clues to a powerful secret. As they head to Australia to continue their quest they feel like they are reconnecting with their parents (who died when Dan and Amy were young) as they travel to places their parents visited. They also find an ally in Uncle Shep who saves their lives more than once. As they uncover clues they uncover more danger and not knowing who to trust they end up losing a secret ally as well. Will they be able to continue? Will they seek revenge or justice as they uncover secrets surrounding the death of their parents?

Positives: We continue to enjoy this series. The books are a pretty quick read and are packed with adventure and mystery.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: During this story Amy struggles with new information she begins to understand surrounding her parents death. She has feelings of guilt as well as desiring revenge for the death of her parents. How should Christians respond to being wronged? Talk with your kids about what the Bible says we are to do when we are wronged. How did Jesus respond when He was wronged? Here are some Scriptures to use in your discussion - Phil 2:3-8, I Pet. 2:18-24, Luke 23:34.

Age Level: 9 years of age and up

9 comments:

  1. Dear Book Moms,

    I was surprised not to see any of N.D. Wilson's books on here. His young adult books are published through a secular publisher, but are from a distinctly Christian worldview. His 100 Cupboards series was excellent and the new series (1 book so far) the Ashtown Burials looks even more promising. You should check him out, and keep up the good work!

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  2. I just discovered your site. Is there any way to search by book title. I have 4 kids and my oldest can read circles around my husband and I. I, too, love to read, and am previewing a lot of books to see if I will allow him to read them. I'd love to be able to search your site and see if you've read them too. Thanks,
    ashley

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    1. You should be able to search the blog by using the search box on the upper left hand side - right under "Who We Are". Let me know if this doesn't work. Thanks!

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  3. How can I sign up to receive your blog in my email?

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    1. I will get back to you on that. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Are the 39 Clues books written from a Christian perspective? Are Christian ideals actually discussed in the books?

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    1. The series is not written from a Christian perspective and there is no such discussion in the books. They are great stories that I and my kids have enjoyed and we discuss Christian beliefs and topics as they relate to the story. Hope this answers your question!

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