Maggie's Dare: The Great Awakening

Maggie's Dare: The Great Awakening by Norma Jean Lutz
Norma Jean Lutz
Bethany House
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Age Level
9 - 12

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  CMy
When twelve-year-old Maggie Baldwin goes to her friend, Adelaide's, house, for her weekly dance lessons that occur on Thursdays, she is in for a big surprise! While waiting for her dad after dance lessons Adelaide breaks the big news that Maggie is invited to travel with her to Salem in a fancy stagecoach. Adelaide is getting a slave girl for a Christmas present, but Maggie disagrees with the whole idea of owning slaves. After seeing that Adelaide treats the girl poorly, Maggie decides to help her and the less fortunate against Adelaide's wishes. Will the girls be able to stay friends after having conflicts about almost everything or will they give up trying and go their separate ways?

Maggie's Dare is one of the many books in the Sisters In Time Series, which are all about girls living in different time periods. I loved Maggie's Dare so much that I couldn't put it down; it was a real page-turner. This is a wonderful Christian-based book that can keep you up all night long trying to find out what will happen next. I really liked the character named Jacob because he brought life to the story and it made the story all the better. Maggie's Dare is recommended for kids ages 8-12.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10

Reviewer Age: 12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA US


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