Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Win a Kindle and Read a Great Book--The Stone Travelor by Kathi Oram Peterson

The last book on my catch-up review list is The Stone Traveler by Kathi Oram Peterson. Like the previous few books, I agreed to review The Stone Traveler before I left for Portugal the first of July, but unlike the other books, I didn't actually get this one until after I came home. Kathi, knowing I had a wedding the first of September scheduled my review for September 30th. So, I'm not really late. In fact, I actually hope to post this a few days early.

Let me preface this review by saying Kathi is holding a great contest and the main prize is a KINDLE. Yes, a Kindle. I LOVE my Kindle, and this is a fun way to try to get one. If you visit Kathi's blog http://www.kathiswritingnook.com/ and look at the left column, you will find a bunch of blog sites that have reviewed her book. If you visit each of those sites and leave a comment, you will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle. Now let me tell you, there aren't a ton of people who have the time to keep going back and looking at the new reviewers posting. As I understand it, you have to post on every site to be eligible, and the contest ends on September 30th (the day I was supposed to post, but remember, I'm posting this early). So if you want that Kindle, there's a good chance to win it that way. I would try for it myself, but already have one--and I have a deadline. Rats!

Now back to the book. The Stone Traveler is basically a young adult book, but adult readers will also enjoy it. I really did. What I loved the most was the way my teenage son took the book and devoured it. I loved that he was getting a great adventure with gospel insights without the preaching. Tag, the main character, has made some really poor choices, but he is given exactly what he needs to shake off the figurative chains that bind him. Tag really comes alive for the reader. I also loved that the female characters were strong and courageous.

I won't go into more detail, except to say that this book is well worth buying and reading. Kathi has come up with a wonderful story for people of all ages. Don't miss out on either the opportunity to read this book--or to win a Kindle. Hmm, maybe I'll tell my children about this contest. After all they loved the book!

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for your review. I can't wait to read this one.

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  2. Something that really got to me was the way the powers of Satan and his servants were described. It was a little frightening. Yet the righteous characters were able to protect themselves with Christ's name. I loved that! Thanks for the review, Mom :)

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  3. Nice review! I'm glad it's not preachy or anything. That's probably tricky not to do when the story involves religious elements. I'm looking forward to reading The Stone Traveler!

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  4. I'm excited for my boys to read it. I think it's something they can really get into, and I love that they'll be able to relate it to what they've read in the scriptures. Thanks for the review!

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  5. I am totally excited now to read this book and of course, read it BEFORE my kids do! hahaha They will have to stand in line behind ME this time. Thanks for the review!

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  6. Wow, our last stop was a great one. Thanks for the review, esp. the teen's perspective. My boys are getting to that age and I'm always looking for good reads.

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  7. I definitely recommended this to my son.

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  8. Thanks for this review, Rachel. I read your Ariana series as a teenager and loved it.

    (And Catia, when I saw your comment on my site, I wondered if you were her daughter:) )

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  9. What a great review! :) I really liked to book as well! :)

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  10. It's so nice to have a good book our kids will want to read. Thanks for the review.

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  11. I love that you and your son both really loved this book. I think that says a lot. I'm always looking for something my son will read. :)

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  12. I agree with the others - it means a lot when a teen says they like it. I look forward to reading it.
    About Kathi's contest - good luck everyone. It will be fun to see who wins!

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  13. Yeah! A good book for my son to read!

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  14. I must say this blog tour has been a good experience, and new for me. I've been introduced to a great book and a lot of great bloggers. Thanks Kathi, and thanks for an elegant review, Rachel.

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  15. I agree absolutly worth reading!!! I have had fun with this blog tour I gotta say got me more into something than most things!

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  16. This has been a fun blog tour, thanks for sharing your review.

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  17. The blog tour was fantastic fun. I had to run behind from Cyprus, but loved your review.

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  18. This book was totally worth buying! I loved it!

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  19. As a mother, one of the best things EVER is watching your child devour a book!

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  20. Thanks for the review. I'm excited to read this book:)

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