Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of Katy's Homecoming

Katy's Homecoming by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the third book in the four-part Katy Lambright series, which follows the teen life of Katy as she leaves her Old Order Mennonite community to take part in the "worldly" high school. I've reviewed the first book here and the second book here.

In this book, Katy is becoming more and more torn between the two worlds she is a part of. When Katy is selected to be a part of the homecoming court, her resolution to stay Mennonite wavers as she longs to fit in, even if its just for one night. The glitz and glamor may seem normal to the teens at school, but her beliefs prohibit such things. The fact that her crush, Bryce, might even ask her out to the dance isn't helping much either. Katy must decide whether she wants to attend homecoming and abandon her beliefs or stick with them, even if it means she could be scorned.

The author brings relevant themes from the Katy books. Sure, most of us aren't Mennonites, but as Christians, we are called to be separate from the world. That means doing what's right when it may seem so hard. That is the theme of this book. The characters are still charming and the setting of the Mennonite community really is fascinating.

I found this book a little less interesting than the previous two books, however. Katy's "friends" are a little pushy when it comes to whether Katy holds to her convictions or not. The relationship with Bryce seems a little odd, but it'll be interesting to see what happens in the next book.

All in all, I rate this book four out of five stars.

Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Paperback: 208 pages
~Publisher: Zondervan (January 17, 2011)
~Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy.


1 comment:

Sierra said...

I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really need get signed up with one of these publishers!Sierra

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