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Swipe~ {Giveaway}

Dystopic lit. seems to be all the rage these days. I suppose we can thank The Hunger Games  for that. When Swipe
was offered up for review I admit I already held preconceived notions about what reading this book would be like.Though I am not usually a fan of this genre, I did read the Hunger Games and am thankful for a Christan alternative to offer my children, should they be so interested in this genre of literature.

(The only thing Swipe and Hunger Games have in common is genre)

Swipe offers an escape to a seemingly perfect world where no war exists. In this story, young Logan is anxiously anticipating his thirteenth birthday when he will receive “the mark” which is like an invisible tattoo that can be seen under certain lights. The problem is, his sister never returned home  after receiving the mark and Logan is certain something menacing is behind her disappearance. Before long, Logan befriends a new girl in his town who’s parents happen to work for the very organization that implements the mark.

This book is full of twists and turns. The suspense is real and intriguing, but even with this, my eight yer old and I found it difficult to become fully engaged in this novel. I just didn’t care much about the characters. We read it together and I was thankful for that because there were some things he didn’t fully understand and frankly that I felt were a bit much for someone his age.

The book is rated for eight year-olds and up, but frankly, I think eight is too young for this book. While there’s there’s nothing objectionable in the content, thematically speaking, it was beyond the level of most eight year-olds.

The bottom line for this book is that it is a well written, interresting read, with a story line familiar to most Christians ( Read Revelations 13).

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I’m Giving away ONE copy of this book to one of you. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it after you read the book.


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0 thoughts on “Swipe~ {Giveaway}

  1. I think my nephew might like this book. He wanted to read hunger games and was told a big no. his birthday is coming up..he’ll be 12 😉

    and my oldest is 4, so I’m still trying to figure out how I’ll answer your question. but not a day goes by where I don’t point out something God has uniquely gifted him with. something he could use to glorify God during his discovery of who He could be in Him.

  2. Michelle R. Rogers

    Coming of age… my oldest is turning 12 and she’s already passed the *adolescent milestone for girls* so our conversations about her coming of age have been open and ongoing. I try to celebrate with her in our convo’s that this unpleasant part of being a girl is indeed worth celebrating how big our God is and that He created her to be a wife and mom someday, glorifying Him through marriage and family.

    She’s my bookworm too and would thoroughly enjoy this book… thanks, Kris, for the review and giveaway! (=


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