I appreciated the way the Sawyer dealt with the reality of trying to fit in and other harder topics in a manner appropriate for teen girls to be reading. Katy threw her door open and stepped out, carrying the backpack on her hip as if it were one of her toddler cousins. Or are they really that different? I found myself endeared to this realistic young heroine to the point that I would like to follow her on her next journey, which looks like an addition to her close-knit family may be brewing. There is a Christian theme throughout but it is done well an Katy leaves all that is familiar to her while attending a non-Mennonite high school. Katy is torn between her new life and new friends and her forever best friend and life in her Mennonite community. The characters are all really sweet and Katy is a total good girl who isn't even partially tempted to watch Tv at her first English sleepover Ok, ok I totally picked this one up because I almost peed my pants when I saw the cover. Shelby is a Baptist m Katy's New World is a delightful and fun read.
I loved that Katy had self-control in this book; often we get examples of girls with run-away mouths and I really appreciated that about this main character. With a sigh, she resumed her progress toward the main building, turning sideways to ease between groups, sometimes bumping people with her backpack, mumbling apologies and flashing shy smiles. Katy is a very brave young girl who loves learning so much she obtains permission from her Mennonite group to attend a public high school. This is a book that I loved reading and rereading!!! I was assuming they were more like the Amish, but they are a bit different. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. Of course her modest dress and prayer cap make her stand out and earn the titters of some kids.
While the book was a bit predictable Katy gets into just the slightest bit of trouble and alienates both her community and her sc I won this book as my first goodreads giveaway and was really excited to get my hands on it and start reading. Making friends is not easy, but Katy Lambright is starting a new chapter in her life. This opportunity, granted to no one else in her little community, was too precious to squander. The truck rumbled past the one-room schoolhouse where Katy had attended first through ninth grades. Valid only on your first 2 online payments.
The Christian aspect was well done--the message was strong without feeling preachy a very difficult task for Christian literature , and the characters were plausible. After getting approval from her elders, Katy starts her sophomore year at the public high school in town, where she meets new friends and encounters perspectives much different than her own. Kim's titles now exceed 1. Can she find a balance between her two worlds? However that also brings the jealousies that come when old friends feel left out. Katy's New World is a delightful and fun read.
Some librarian at Moon has a wickedly funny sense of humor. I think changing high schools alone at that age would have been awful, but to come from such a unique background would only compound the difficulty. First Wildcard will tour this book next week. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. My only complaint is about the charector Shelby.
I think they will be able to glean a lot from it, as well as enjoy it for just the joy of reading! I really felt like I could understand Katy and her struggles. She loved the smell of morning, before the day got so hot it melted away the fresh scent of dew. Her fingernails bit into the palms of her hands as she clenched her fists. Katy's struggles with being the new girl make this for an interesting read. I didn't think that Old Order Mennonites drove cars or had electricity in their homes.
Here, she knows no one. Her family realizes that she must learn to overcome these flaws on her own, that she must ultimately make her own choices in life. She felt a sting at the back of her nose —a sure sign that tears were coming. She never talked back to Dad. I grabbed this from Amazon when it was free. I love her fiesty nature! It is a quick young teen read that I thought was very well written. She liked how the girl learned some lessons.
She only feared a few things. Sometimes, Shelby proves to be a better friend to Katy than her friends from the Mennonite community. Katy is a strong, independent girl who is able to hold on to her values. I got three more stops to make. I received a free copy of this through giveaways and I think it is one of the first books I've received here that I am able to give a good review to. She loved Dad, loved being a Mennonite girl, loved Schellberg and its wooden chapel of fellowship where she felt close to God and to her neighbors.
I think the series accurately portrays what a huge change it would be to go from an enclosed Mennonite world to the open Englisch world. An active speaking ministry assists her with her desire. The book is not only well written, but is totally engaging. Enjoy your free peek into the book! Katy struggles trying to balance her two worlds, and the result is that she feels like an outsider both at school and in her community. Do you have an e-reader?? Katy has an inquisitive mind, with a great eagerness to learn more than she learned in her one room school.
They quickly become friends and soon Katy invites Shelby to spend the night at her home. Can Katy reach out to her or will her effort to reach out end in disaster also? It's not life-changing literature, but it was a good, wholesome, enjoyable read. After getting approval from her elders, Katy starts her sophomore year at the public high school in town, where she meets new friends and encounters perspectives much different than her own. Katy is a very brave young girl who loves learning so much she obtains permission from her Mennonite group to attend a public high school. But the familiar spiral of longing —to learn more, to see what existed outside the limited expanse of Schell-berg—wound its way through her middle. Vogel does a wonderful job showing the two groups, the Mennonites from which Katy comes and the public school kids.