Biography/Autobiography

Rachel’s Tears – 10 Years After Columbine…Rachel Scott’s Faith Lives On by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott with Steve Rabey

Posted on March 31, 2009. Filed under: Biography/Autobiography, Juvenile Fiction, Religious |

Rachel’s Tears – 10 Years After Columbine… Rachel Scott’s Faith Lives On

By – Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott with Steve Rabey

ISBN-13: 978-1-4003-1347-1

From the Back Cover

Rachel Scott was a typical teenage girl who was  incredibly dedicated to following and serving Christ.  Though she was mocked for her beliefs, at times doubted her faith, and constantly struggled with personal issues every teenager faces, she remained faithful to God.  Then on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, she was killed while affirming that faith.

My Review

I was at home the day this happened and of course, I like everyone else was glued to the TV.  I just couldn’t fathom who anyone could do this.  I couldn’t imagine how the families involved were feeling.  This book was written by the parents of Rachel Scott.  I can’t imagine how they were able to write this book because they had to relive the tragedy but their faith kept them going.  It was amazing to see how a 16 yr old girl was so faithful to God.  Her journals were amazing.  These journals gave her parents the insight to what she was feeling.   Due to her faith in God, she had this innermost feeling that something was going to happen to her.  It was so sad to see that her feelings were right.  I was held on to every word throughout the book.  I even tried to put myself in their shoes and it was hard.  There were times throughout the book that I started to cry.  I felt that I was right their with them.  I give them a lot of credit for going out and spreading Rachel’s amazing story.

I rate this an A – Excellent

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Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Bicki Myron with Bret Witter

Posted on March 31, 2009. Filed under: Biography/Autobiography |

Dewey  The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

By – Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

ISBN -13:  978-0-446-40741-0

From the Inside the Jacket:

How much of an impact can an animal have?  How many lives can one cat touch?  How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a clasic American town, and eventually become famous around the world?  You can’t even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.

My Review:

Libraries, books & cats are some of my favorite things.    I’ve always grown up with cats, so that drew me in along with being in a library.  Once I started reading this book, I just couldn’t put it down.  You are drawn in at the start when the kitten was first found and how it grew along the way.  You would have thought that he was a human being the way he knew how to make people feel good and who didn’t want to be bothered.  I could feel myself being in this place right along with the rest that were involved in the caring of Dewey.  He was their baby and watched him grow up and also watched him suffer.

If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it.

 I rate this an A – Excellent

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