Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kim Vogel Sawyer's Katy's New World ~ Reviewed

Katy’s New World
By Kim Vogel Sawyer
Published by
ISBN 978-0-310-71924-3


“Katy’s New World” is a wonderful inspirational read for teens and young adults. The first in the series written from fifteen year old Katy Lambright’s point of view, we are given a window into life and faith through her eyes. In this book, Katy is entering her sophomore year of high school. Now, this may not seem like a very interesting occurrence…until you learn that Katy is Mennonite. The Mennonite education only goes through ninth grade. As the first in her Mennonite community to continue high school, or even desire to do so, she is treated as a stranger within her community and at Salina High. Will Katy press on to learn all the things she wants to know? Will she be able to make new friends without losing those she’s had her entire life? Can she do all of this while clinging to her heritage, family, and faith? These things and many more are found in “Katy’s New World”.


This book was extremely interesting and written in an easy to read conversational style. It is not only a good story, but gives a good introduction on the Mennonite faith as well. Those who like reading about the Amish and Mennonite life styles would especially enjoy it. I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed by: Rachael Schnitker

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