Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth by Sandra Dutton

Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth

Dutton, Sandra, Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. Pgs. 134. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G

Mary Mae is a Christian. She’s also a lover of the sciences. When her teacher starts teaching her class about evolution, Mary has a hard time of reconciling the Bible’s version of creation and evolution. Her mom says that God is right and the Bible is God’s word, but there is evidence supporting her teacher’s theory of evolution. Can Mary find a way to reconcile her love of science and her love of the Bible?

A quick read that is overly religious. The characters are one-sided. The plot is poorly developed. Readers, however, who like realistic and Christian fiction may like reading it. EL (4-6). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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