Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Blue Door (The Threshold #1) by Christa Kinde

The Blue Door (The Threshold #1) by Christa Kinde
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publish Date:  Sept. 25, 2012
Pages: 272
ISBN:  978-0310724193

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a middle-grade book.  The Pomeroy's have six kids, only one girl though - Prissie.  Prissie has an encounter with an angel and struggles to find her way while working through her new ability to see and speak to angels.

I'll be honest, I didn't realize this was such a religious book, or I probably wouldn't have requested it.  I thought it was another teen angel story and am always waiting for one that's different.  This book hit a nostalgic place for me.  It reminded me of stories that my Grandmother would tell and listen to and so it slowly drew me in.  The religious aspect is always there but isn't preachy, just steady in the belief.  Like my Grandma. :)

The character development is good, although Prissie comes off as much younger than she is.  Maybe it's because she's so sheltered on the farm, the small town or the church?  Not sure.

I did love the way the angels wings were described - using tattoos was excellent!

If you have a religious middle-schoolers, this is a lovely book for them. There is a second book on the way, so it would make a lovely holiday gift.

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