|Author First Name:||Judy|
|Author Last Name:||Baer|
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|Series:||Live From Brentwood High|
|Publisher:||Bethany House Publishers|
|Issue: Physical:||Physical Disability|
|Issue: Self Image:||Fashion|
|Summary:||Brentwood High is starting a new program - a broadcast program for students interested in filming. Darby, Izzy, Sarah, Molly, Jake, and Andrew are some of the kids who sign up for it. Their first assignment winds up being a little more than they bargained for when they find themselves watching an in-home birth, chasing an ambulance, helping a choking victim and watching a teenager die in a car wreck. In the midst of it all is normal high school life - Molly's insecurities about herself since her boyfriend dumped her, Darby's crush on Jake, Andrew's unwillingness to cooperate with the group, Sarah's attempts to fit in despite being in a wheelchair, drunk driving, etc. |
|Extra Notes:||Risky Assignment takes a quick glance at alot of different issues. The big one portrayed in the book is the idea of teens making a difference even at their young age. One of the Emergency Medical Technicians is an 18 year old boy, still in highschool. He is saving lives while others his age are partying. It makes a pretty big statement to the crew. |
There is very little spiritual elements in this book. Sarah is portrayed as a Christian and makes a few comments here and there. However, at one point, after witnessing a death, one characters wonders where a person goes after death. Sarah says "Heaven. I believe you go to Heaven. I thought alot about it when I was in the hospital. I wondered what would have become of me if I'd lost more than the use of my legs. I tried to imagine what it would be like to die. Strange as this might sound to you, I wasn't afraid. I experienced a ... peace...that I couldn't explain. That was the first time I realized for myself that there is a God. He was there with me in the hospital, helping me get through all the things I couldn't have without Him."
The character did not mention being saved, putting faith in God, anything. She merely implied that everyone always goes to Heaven. Quite different than what the Bible says.
Due to that and the lack of other spiritual elements, but the encouragement to be involved in helping others even at a young age, I give this book a 2.