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Angels Watching Over Me (Angels Trilogy, Bk 1)
Angels Watching Over Me - Angels Trilogy, Bk 1 Author:Lurlene McDaniel Grade 8-10. Young romance is difficult at the best of times, but when you're dealing with a life-threatening illness as well as the problems that can arise from a cross-cultural relationship, it can seem downright impossible. Such are the trials facing 16-year-old Leah Lewis-Hall. Left alone right before Christmas (by her mother who has just bee... more »n married for the fifth time), Leah is admitted to the hospital for treatment of a broken finger. Further tests indicate bone cancer. During her stay, she meets Ethan, a handsome Amish boy, and is drawn to him despite the difficulties she has understanding his culture. Factor in the mysterious nurse Gabriella, who may or may not be an angel, and you have a story that is an interesting blend of romance, mystery, and problem novel. The characters are captivating and sensitively drawn and the plot is fast paced. There are strong religious themes but the author avoids being preachy. A satisfying book that also provides insight into the Amish way of life.
Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, formerly at Otterville Public School, Ontario
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This book is about a 16-year-old, who feels abandoned by her mother at a time when she needs her the most. Not only is it Christmas, but she is living in a new town, and then she winds up in the hospital with what only looks like a broken finger. The ensuing events make for a captivating and interesting story that pulls the reader in and keeps your interest until the end--when you want to read more, so you will want to find the two remaining books to the trilogy--"Lifted Up By Angels" and "Until Angels Close My Eyes".
According to School Library Journal, the target audience would be students in grades 8-10. Another review suggested it would appeal to teens and pre-teens. I enjoyed it and I'm definitely out of my teens.