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About the Author
Matthew is also the devoted husband of Cheryl, loving father of Juliet, and the pastor of a small Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Canada. In both his reading and writing, he avoids books that moralize or "preach," but loves stories of hope.
- Publication Date : June 24, 2015
- Publisher : Matthew Brough (June 24, 2015)
- File Size : 4101 KB
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B010DXJC2U
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 247 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,671 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I guess you could say I enjoyed it.
Del Ryder is a young girl of ten who has become much wiser and mature than her age. Living with her mom who is more interested in finding a new man after her divorce and a sister who only wants to be mean to her bratty little sister Del spends the majority of her time with her three best friends. These boys and her do everything together.
When she finds a weird object while hiding the first thing she does is share the discovery. The boys not believing make her guide them back to see and quickly they find themselves sucked into a new world much different from our own.
This world is wondrous and scary. It isn’t long before they need help and a local named Crimson finds them, tells them the story of Azdia and informs them they are there to save it.
The adventure that follows has many twists and turns, makes you worry, then smile and a few times tear up. It’s an adventure these kids and the reader will not soon forget. The descriptions of Azdia, it’s people and creatures are perfect and make you feel like you are a part of the action. By the end you find out the strength these children, the people of Azdia and especially Del have. They are going to need it.
I can’t wait to read more. A wonderful debut novel from Matthew David Brough. My highest recommendation whether you are a middle grader or an adult.
Best quote: “It is less about what you will see with these,” he said, pointing to his eyes, “and more about what you will see with this.” He pointed to his heart.
Recommended for: Anyone who can read a chapter book, from kids to grannies and granddads.
For fans of: The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, A Series of Unfortunate Events
You’ll also like: The sequel, Del Ryder and the Rescue of Eleanor
I would say the only thing, I would have preferred, is if it had been a bit more 'preachy'.
It certainly had many Christian values weaved into the story, which I loved.
But I actually would rather more ,not less , of even Bible quotes!
In my way of thinking, it is supposed to be Christian after all.
That is why I am reading Christian fiction, if I did not want any preachiness, I would read secular novels.
But this was a very good novel for adults as well as young people!! I recommend this author.
I would definitely suggest this for young and new readers.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! :)