Book Review for “Fugitives From Northwoods” YA Dystopian

I was given a copy of “Fugitives from Northwoods” by the author, Chris Bostic in exchange for an honest review. The title originally caught my attention because I live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The story contains good teenage characters. Trapped in a world where teenagers are forced to work in labor camp “for the good of all”, and the boundaries of the countries that once were familiar are all changed. Penn leads a group of young people out into the wilds of a fall in the Northwoods of Minnesota. A strong story about loyalty and friendship. I recommend for ages 13 and up due to teen relationships. I give the story 5 stars and would definitely read more from this author.

Book Review for “Titanic: Unsinkable” Fiction Ages 8+

Titanic: Unsinkable is the first book in a trilogy. The series is written for ages 8 and up. I happen to love all things Titanic so this story gets a star just for the subject matter, right up front. The book is well written and the story is told through the adventures of four teenagers. Paddy is an Irish lad, running from some notorious gangsters, only to find out they have also booked passage on the very ship that he has stowed-away on. Alfie, an English boy has lied about his age to acquire his job as a steward on the same ship his father works as a broiler man. Sophie and her Mother, who is a woman’s rights activist are on their way back to America. Julianna is the daughter of an earl. She and her father are visiting America on business. The four teens find trouble, mystery and suspense on the Titanic. I enjoyed book one and will be moving on to the next two. I give this book 5 stars.

Our Beautiful Country

Just got back from another trip across the US. We live in Wisconsin and all of our siblings and our parents live in Washington State. So we have made the trip quite often. We try to go a different way every time, but basically, other than taking all the back roads, there are three ways. We are always on limited time so we hurry. Several times we drove straight through without sleep, taking turns behind the wheel (my husband doing 90%). This year we had two days, so still in a hurry, and though I tend to sleep a lot in the car, it struck me once again, how beautiful and diverse our country is. We saw green fields, sunflowers, mountains ( of various shapes and sizes), rivers, creeks, sagebrush, cattle, antelope, deer, eagles, evergreens. The scenery changed almost by the hour. I feel blessed to see part of what God has gifted us with here in America. We found ourselves planning our motorhome retirement more than ever.