West Regional Reads: A Friend at Midnight

July 2, 2009

A Friend at Midnightfriendatmidnight by: Caroline B. Cooney is a very interesting book that includes the values of trust, love, and faith. When Lily’s little 8 year old brother Michael is dropped off in an airport by his divorced father, who he still loves even though he isn’t loved back, he decides to tell only Lily so he can keep his father’s name clean. It is very hard for Lily to keep this secret because she would much rather let her father get what he deserves for treating Michael like that. Lily now has to put her whole trust in God no matter how it may be. Find out what happens to Lily, Michael, and their father in this incredibly addicting book.

Reviewer: Sage, age 14, Cary

*This blog post got Sage 1 ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*

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Book review: Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline Cooney

December 4, 2007

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Diamonds in the Shadow is an exciting and suspenseful book about what happens when an African refugee family ends up living with an American family in suburban Connecticut. Jared Finch, a typical American teenager, does not want to share his life or his room with a boy he has never met. The Amabo family seems overwhelmed by American life. They cannot believe the generosity of the church for sponsoring them and the Finches for helping them acclimates to American life. As time goes on Jared begins to notice odd things about the Amabo family and begins to wonder if these are the people that the Finches were suppose to host or has someone made a mistake? Diamonds in the Shadow is a book that deals with the realities of life in a war torn African country and its impact on its inhabitants.

To request this book from Wake County Libraries click here.

Review by Marci @ Duraleigh Road Library


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