I don’t know about other parents, but I have rarely found a book with solid Christian values that is also adventurous enough to keep boys’ attention without having violence in it. I’ve been very pleased with Katrina Hoover Lee’s Brady Street Boys series. Though the stories are fairly simple, they are interesting enough to keep my attention, and my boys’ attention. The boys in the story have parents who teach them about living a Christian life without being preachy, and the boys themselves try to do what is right. Noise in the Night is just as good as the first two books, if not better.
Terry, Gary and Larry were surprised, when they went to the swimming hole at the edge of the St. Joseph River that flowed past their house, to find a strange boy there. They were even more surprised when he seemed to hold a grudge against them for something they had done to his family—but they were sure they had never seen him before! The fruit of the Spirit their family was focusing on this week was peace, so how could they put that into practice with a boy who was being mean to them?
The three boys were very excited about the camping trip they were going on this week. Dad was allowing them to camp by themselves on an island in the river! Once they got there, though, mysterious things started happening. Could the strange boy still be harrassing them? They were sure there was no way to make peace with him—and would they even survive the dangers they found themselves in? Or were they imagining everything? And would they ever find more clues about the surgeon who amputated Gary’s leg?
Once again, this author has come up with a great story about simple, plausible events. I can picture everything happening as she has described it. I like the way the boys’ parents give them freedom to be boys and to explore their surroundings, while keeping tabs on them and being in their lives, giving guidance where it was needed. Noise in the Night is a fun, gentle mystery that a wide range of ages will enjoy.
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