by Shawn King
I loved this book!!! I don’t know if it was the writing, the characters, or the dramatic plot… but this story pulled me in. There is so much action and running around and drama! Usually I don’t even like circus stories, but this one definitely captured my attention.
The characters each go through a lot of development as the story progresses. I especially love Torin’s storyline as he begins a dialogue with God and finds a place in God’s family. I love that Tamryn is an emotional character; even though her heart has been so damaged, she still feels and cares and has compassion.
I did not enjoy the violence in the book though. Those poor kids are beaten several times by the circus owner and it gets graphic sometimes. I think those parts could have been written with fewer details and still been powerful in the story. I don’t need the gory details! It’s too upsetting to read about.
One of the great things about this book is how the gospel of Christ is presented as a natural part of the story. It doesn’t feel preachy or forced. The characters each react in a different way and different time to the message of God, and it fuels the story and pushes the characters forward, influencing their decisions.
I love it!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.