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Posted January 26, 2010
Allie is new to John Paul 2 High and her new friends are patient and helpful about explaining the Catholic religion to her. She struggles to adjust and this gives readers the opportunity to learn and do some soul searching about their own morals.
Allie's new boyfriend George has a best friend named Celia and their relationship is tested as the dynamics are changed. Celia is the principle's daughter, who is viewed as a perfect Catholic and often feels left out.
A stalker remains an ongoing problem for Allie, causing fear and disagreements amongst the friends on how to handle it. Should they keep it a secret and handle it themselves or call the police?
Catholics are taught to be celibate until marriage as are many other religions and cultures. This Catholic high school's students are portrayed as being less sexually active than the public school, but that's not necessarily the reality of all Catholic schools.
The struggle against peer pressure is real however and Trespasses Against Us portrayed that effectively. Other issues touched upon were how to forgive under difficult circumstances and the dangers of being consumed with anger and vengeance.
Trespasses Against Us is a well written suspenseful tale for teens struggling with the pressure to become sexually active. It offers common sense reasons why it's not a good idea and may help open up dialogue with parents.
Sophia Institute Press sent me a complimentary copy of this book for me to review.
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Posted February 27, 2014
More good stuff from this series that amps up the drama and draws out more real angst of the age and of the search for one's direction, but in a nice, entertaining drama that is safe for the high school (and maybe upper junior high) age. Thank you for writing good stuff for teens (and some of us young enough to remember the high school days)!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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