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Listening for Lions

20th October 2006

Listening for LionsI love a good “orphan in distress, rags-to-riches” story. My all time favorite is The Little Princess, which I have read many times. This book wasn’t quite as good, but was still very enjoyable. Whelan’s books typically center around a great journey, and this was no exception. Rachel is a missionary child living in Africa. When her parents both die suddenly, she is left in the clutches of the greedy Pritchard family, who send her off to England. They selfishly try to use her for their own gain, and Rachel must decide how to extricate herself from their scheme and do the right thing. The first sections of the book were very enjoyable. The last part tries to quickly wrap up all the loose ends, and seems a little rushed. All in all though it’s a good read.

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