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Posted January 11, 2014
I have to admit that I have only read up to the third chapter but something is glaringly wrong with the sequencing or editing of this book. Please tell me how someone who ran out on her fiance ten years before could have a son who is getting in trouble and doing all kinds of horrible things when he could be, at the most 8 years old? Eight year old children are in the second or third grade, not in middle school or high school. What 8 year old comes in after curfew? What 8 year old needs a curfew? Does the main character, who is supposed to have a doctorate in counseling, have any control over her own 8 year old son? What principal in his right mind would ask the help and advice of someone who can't even control her own offspring? The book starts out with the main character in the office of her son's elementary school, while her son is in the nurse's office recovering from a reaction to a"drug" that caused him to collapse at school. What is she doing in the principal's office and why isn't the kid at the hospital? Why is she having thoughts about her ex-fiance while her 8 year old child is recovering in the nurse's office from a drug overdose? What is wrong with this picture? Having been a teacher, myself, this book is driving me nuts. The timeline just doesn't add up. In the second chapter, the principal asks for her help, and then mentions that he would like to get the ball rolling because homecoming is next week and he wants to start his anti-drug program at that time. Eight year old children do not have homecoming. Either the author or the editor is unfamiliar with the American school system as a whole or these people did not vet this book very well. The solution would be to read carefully and adjust the timeline of the book by making the main character's son about 15 years old. That would make more sense.
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Posted December 13, 2012
What a great followup to the first book in the series. I cant wait until the last installment comes out in March. Great story. Great people. Great lesson about trusting God and trusting others. And the importance of having dreams....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.