HS Trilogy "Hiding the Stranger: The Trilogy" is three exciting, full-length stories in one book! The recent recipient of the esteemed Catholic Writer s Guild Seal of Approval, "Hiding the Stranger: The Trilogy "is an extraordinary combination of plot, dialogue and characters. When Katie Rivers discovers an unconscious teenager on the family farm, she and her siblings fiHS Trilogy "Hiding the Stranger: The Trilogy" is three exciting, full-length stories in one book! The recent recipient of the esteemed Catholic Writer s Guild Seal of Approval, "Hiding the Stranger: The Trilogy "is an extraordinary combination of plot, dialogue and characters. When Katie Rivers discovers an unconscious teenager on the family farm, she and her siblings find themselves involved in intrigue and possible danger. The kids sneak their new friend out of Hickory Valley and into their cousin s house. As the young stranger continues his quest to find his identity and reach home, his memory begins to return. Realizing that the criminals have located him, the teenage hero heads north on an Amtrak train. The quest that started on a small Illinois farm culminates at the historic Union Station as we see how one boy s fate is changed by another s act of total self-sacrifice. Joan L. Kelly s masterful plot and character development, along with a riveting storyline, proves why her work has been highly recommended for classrooms, home and school libraries....
|Title||:||Hiding the Stranger Trilogy|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Hiding the Stranger Trilogy Reviews
The trilogy, Hiding the Stranger, by Joan L. Kelly is a very entertaining action story for teens, weaved with moral and family values.Katie Rivers' discovery of an unconscious and wounded teenager at their family farm will take the Rivers family into a web of crime, kidnapping, and identity crisis. “Sam,” as Katie named the stranger, is suffering from amnesia due to a head injury and needs medical attention. However, his visit to the Emergency Room with the Rivers' kids might have given some clues about his whereabout to those desperately looking for him.As the adventure continues, “Sam” starts to remember part of his past. However, he is unable to identify the men who are following him and who inspire so much fear on him. The Rivers family will find themselves in the middle of a thriller adventure that will take them from their quiet neighborhood in Hickory Valley to the conclusion of the story at the historic Illinois Union Station.Who are those strange people in town looking for Sam? Are they truly detectives hired by “Sam's” family to find him? Are they the bad guys? What is his real name? Why is he so afraid? Join Sam and the Rivers family to find the answers to these questions.As a mother of a teen and a reviewer, whenever I receive a YA book for review, I share it with my son. After we both have read it, we exchange our impressions of it. I could tell if a book is good and if the author has reached his or her intended audience by the way my son reacts to the book. When the plot and the characters are well written and developed, my son will not let go of the book until he is done with it. This was my son's reaction to this book. He read it in two days because school workload didn't allow him to read it on one day, like I did. We both enjoyed very much the way the author wrote an engaging story without the use of vulgar language - -even by the bad guys. I felt the religion content was moderate and atone with the story. Something that stood up for me on this story is the interaction of the Rivers family members and how they deal with each other. This dynamic could be used as a model to follow, since modern society has forgotten about crucial family values, such as caring, obedience, and respect, just to mention a few.I highly recommend Hiding the Stranger to families and teens looking for a great action trilogy.
This is one of my favorite Catholic YA fiction books! It has an interesting storyline, exciting but flawed characters, and kidnappers bent on finding the hero. It has the moral lesson of trusting in God in life or death situations (so does Catholic, Reluctantly by Christian M. Frank, but Catholic, Reluctantly focuses on trusting in Jesus, and Hiding the Stranger focuses in on trusting God the Father). There were some grammar mistakes, but that the fault of the editor's and not Joan L. Kelly's, so I didn't take a star off (plus, I enjoyed it way too much to do that).
I thought it was well put together with a clear easy to follow story line and just like real life the characters were called upon to make difficult decisions,
What a great book for kids to read! I was very impressed with Kelly's ability to write a great plot that my students enjoyed. Highly recommend for ages 9 through 12.