Friday, June 14, 2013
Book Review: A Simple Song
Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father's health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents' wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?
Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?
While reading this book you will think you've stepped into America's Got Talent, Amish style!
Katrina Yoder LOVES to sing, she just can't help it, the only problem is that her father is very strict and singing simply is NOT allowed. But why?
Everyone loves Katrina's voice, and Bekka takes matters into her own hands. The problem....getting Katrina's father's blessing.
Katrina is thrown into a world she doesn't understand, nor does she really like it. I loved the reactions Katrina had to the things of the world, and the Englisher's reactions to her as well.
Katrina has to do a lot of soul searching, and where it leads her is pretty incredible.
This was a fun Amish read, a different twist on the Amish culture!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Baker Publishing Group