If you are a reader of Christian Fiction, there is a chance you have read at least one of Colleen Coble’s many books. In Search and Rescue, written with Robin Caroll, she takes younger readers into her popular Rock Harbor series.
Fourteen-year-old Emily O’Reilly knows what she wants to do when she grows up. She wants to work in Search and Rescue just like her stepmother. While trying to earn money for her own puppy selling some of her handmade jewelry at a local celebration, Emily is accused of stealing an expensive necklace from another artist. Feeling that no one believes that she is innocent, Emily decides she is going to prove her innocence on her own.
Coble and Caroll do a great job of writing for middle school age children, touching on a few subjects that are very relevant (mean girls, fear of parents getting divorced and boys to name a few). An engaging, quick read with a good message and interesting, uplifting characters Search and Rescue would be a great addition to your young reader’s library.
*****Thomas Nelson Publishing provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for this review.