Thursday, May 01, 2008

Book: The Big Picture

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Big Picture

(NavPress Publishing Group April 15, 2008)


Jenny B. Jones

Although The Big Picture is the third book in a series about Katie Parker it can easily be read as a stand alone. Katie is a junior in high school and the foster child of the Scotts: mom with cancer, dad is a pastor, and the crazy Grandma who is the talk of the town and always dragging Katie into her mis-adventures!

Katie's life finally seems to be settling down when her mother shows up on her doorstep and decides she wants to be the mom again. When she passes all the court mandated steps Katie's world is turned upside down as she leaves In Between to return to small town Texas with her mom. Things go from bad to worse, but you'll have to read the book to find out what happens!

This was light reading, but I thoroughly enjoyed this teen fiction book. I appreciated the perspective it gives on foster kids. I never thought about how even though a home situation might be really really bad they are still the child's parents and they don't want to get them in trouble/turn them in. Foster kids are quite literally caught in between - a rather appropriate name for the town Katie's foster parents live in.

If you'd like to win my copy of The Big Picture please leave a comment with a way to contact you. I'll pick a random commenter next Thursday!

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