Monday, May 19, 2014
Deep River High Series: Perfect Forgiveness by Shaina Cilimberg
Perfect Forgiveness by Shaina Cilimberg
This Christian book follows a boy named Kirk who has been bullied and abused since he was a kid. Bullying is a tough subject and it affects a lot of teens, even those who are Christians. In Kirk’s case, his teachers don’t do anything to help him. In the story, he struggles trying to decide who his real friends are. When some of these friends begin talking about a plan to get revenge on the bullies and on the teachers that ignore the problem, Kirk begins to believe they will actually do something horrible. Kirk wants to back out but these ‘friends’ threaten him. Does God want him to do this? How should he deal with bullies? Is violence the right answer?
Another book by Shaina Cilimberg that takes very difficult issues and real problems faced by teenagers today. I liked that the book dealt with the issue in a real way because it is a tough one, I have to say that I enjoyed reading the book, but I did not like the way it ended. I can’t explain why without giving spoilers and I don’t want to do that, but I still think it is an important story to tell. Like the other book in the Deep River High Series, you might want to have your parents read it first or with you as this is one book that will force you to ask serious questions about bullying, revenge and what God has to say on the subject.