Friday, June 21, 2013

Review for "Search and Rescue" by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll

Emily O'Reilly is an eighth-grader who loves everything to do with Search-and-Rescue. Her dream is to have her own search and rescue dog, and she goes to work making jewelry to sell in order to buy a dog. Little did she know that her jewelry would get her involved with a case of jewelry theft! Emily must prove her innocence and restore her reputation. The story takes her and the Search-and-Rescue dogs on a series of adventures. This was a quick and enjoyable read. It kept my 12-year-old daughter's attention and she found it entertaining. Since her age group is the desired audience, I will give her opinion. The story was engaging and fun. Some of the characters were strange, such as the group of native Americans and their religious beliefs. She found the ending unsatisfactory since some issues were left unresolved. Still, the book integrated the Christian faith of a teenager into an interesting story. Recommended especially for girls. 4 out of 5 stars. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers (Booksneeze) for purposes of review, and am not required to give a positive review.