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Biased, terrible, and harmful.
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interesting ¿Color Me¿ teen character study
Moon White: Color Me Enchanted Melody Carlson Navpress Think, Feb 2007, $12.99 ISBN: 1576839516 Sixteen years old Heather Sinclair struggles with so many radical changes in her life. Just last summer her dad married Augustine. At the Echelon Dance Studio, newcomer Elizabeth ¿Liz¿ Sinclair competes with Heather for the lead in an upcoming ballet and makes a move on her boyfriend. However, the most powerful is the reaction of her best friend Lucy, who pontificates that witchcraft is evil so fearing for Heather¿s soul pleads with her to quit studying Wicca or she will end their friendship. Still upset with the changes going on in her life, Elizabeth, assuming all spirituality is good for the soul, explores Wicca. She regains much of her lost confidence, but the price is alienating her best friends including Lucy, who cannot abide her becoming a witch. Soon strange things occur that frighten Heather when she cannot explain the phenomena in logical terms and is unaware that the path she chose if she continues will cost Elizabeth her soul. --- MOON WHITE is an interesting ¿Color Me¿ character study that stars a troubled teen choosing a path that leads to spiritual and mundane danger for her. Some readers will be upset with the lack of tolerance towards Wicca as God¿s is inclusive whiles others will applaud Melody Carlson for condemning the religion since the bible strongly opposes witchcraft. Regardless of perspective Heather is a fascinating protagonist as she glides down a path that could have been a Christian cult as easily as Wiccan, but most critical proves destructive for her. --- Harriet Klausner
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Posted December 28, 2013
Heather Sinclair¿s father remarried after the death of her mothe
Heather Sinclair’s father remarried after the death of her mother. His new wife is vastly different from her mom; Augustine does what she wants when she wants and influences Heather to do the same. So when Heather shows interest in witchcraft, known as Wicca, it seems innocent enough, or so she thinks. After all, she’s only reading a few books to help her get in touch with her inner strength and abilities. When she starts using her “knowledge” to get her own way and bring harm to other’s lives, Heather realizes that instead of making her life more “centered”, Wicca only makes her more off kilter. When things start happening that she can’t seem to control through spells or charms, she discovers there might something, or someone, much bigger than herself out there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Heather’s friends have varied responses to her interest in Wicca, some are intrigued as well, and others cut her out of their lives. Unfortunately, the reactions of Heather’s friend Lucy are pretty typical of most Christians. Instead of loving Heather anyway, and helping her to understand that Wicca is not the way to live, she stops speaking with her. After her potential boyfriend and a lead role in the ballet The Nutcracker are threatened by a new student, Liz, Heather takes matters in her own hands, trusting in a special charm to bring bad luck to the girl. Instead of bad things happening to Liz, she only seems be getting happier, while Heather slips further into her funk.
Melody Carlson points out that though witchcraft is popular with experimenting, curious teens, it doesn’t make it any less harmful. Not all things that claim to be “spiritual” are the same; in fact, there is a very dark side to Wicca. At a Wiccan retreat, Heather finds out just how scary and dangerous it can be. Heather learns that charms and spells do not work, and only cause her slip into depression. It’s only when she trusts in God to bring her peace that she can truly find the balance that her life so desperately needs.
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