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Katy's New World (Katy Lambright Series, The)
Katy's New World - Katy Lambright Series, The
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
When Katy Lambright is given the opportunity to attend a secular high school outside her Mennonite community, she is ecstatic. But as Katy begins to adjust to life outside her community and begins to make decisions for herself, her relationships with her family and lifelong friends become strained. Can Katy balance her new world with the Old Order?
ISBN-13: 9780310719243
ISBN-10: 0310719240
Publication Date: 2/1/2010
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
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I was introduced to Kim Vogel Sawyer's books about a year ago - and I really love her writing. Her books are quickly becoming my favorites and have found permanent homes on my bookshelves. I have yet to send one on to paperbackswap!

When FIRST gave me a chance to review Kim's newest title, Katy's New World, the first book in a series written for young adults, I really wanted to see what she'd write for our daughters.

Like each of Kim's books that I have read so far, Katy's New World is well-developed and full of engaging, believable characters.

Katy belongs to a Mennonite community which only schools their children through 9th grade. After much thought and prayer, Katy's community has allowed her to attend the public high school. She is warned that any sign of following the world, will result in that decision being reversed.

Having never been exposed to so much of the world, Katy finds it loud and unsettling at first. She then begins to wonder where she fits in. The "world" thinks her weird, and her close Mennonite friends seem to avoid her.

I was pleased to see that Katy showed respect to her dad, even when she felt the typical inner teen struggle between what-I-want-to-do versus what-is-right-to-do.

And, although Katy is not perfect - she makes some wrong choices - I felt her entire character was safe for my daughter to read Katy's New World some day.

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