Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation ... Read More
Teen girls will be swept into the excitement in A Simple Song from author Melody Carlson as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?
Ages: 13 & up.
Page Count: 288
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 1, 2013
- UPC: 9780800722258
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 280
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 17
- Audience Age Minimum: 14
- BISAC: "JUV033010"
- ISBN: 0800722256
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- Voice of An Angel by Maureen on 6/12/2013
This story begins as the Yoder family is burying their Grandmother. We then discover the secret of her hidden life. She gives part of that life as an inheritance to her Granddaughter Katrina.
Katrina just happens to take after her Mammi in many ways. She has the voice of an Angel, just as her Mammi had, only she didn't know. When her friend Bekka introduces her to a solution to earn money so that her Dad can had much needed surgery.
Bekka has been secretly...again a wayward Amish girl, watching American Star. Will this be the answer to Katrina's prayers? Can she use her talent to help her Dad? If she goes out into the English World, will she stay? If she wants to return, will the community accept her back?
What a dilemma Katrina has, can you imagine a young sheltered Amish Girl, arriving in the big city. Never having been in even an elevator before! We get to see it all through her eyes.
Enjoy this rather different Amish story, set in Ohio and Hollywood, I did!
I received this book through the Revell Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.