|Title:||Sophie and the Scoundrels|
|Author First Name:||Nancy|
|Author Last Name:||Rue|
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|Target Age:||12 and up|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Issue: Spiritual:||Love for others|
|Summary:||"Captain Stella Stratos buried her face in her hands, but only for a moment. This was tragic, yes, but she had a space station to run, and a world to save. She had to sacrifice worrying about her personal problems for the good of the planet."|
Drifting off into Sophie world doesn't seem to be working though. The problems are still there. Her dad and mom seem to be having problems with their relationship and Sophie is afraid they'll get a divorce if she doesn't behave well enough. Then there's the extreme bullying going on at school. Not only the girls are after them, now the boys are too. And even the Corn Flakes can't seem to get along with each other. It seems like Sophie really does have to save the world!
|Extra Notes:||The Sophie series is about a 12 year old girl in 6th, then 7th grade who, along with her friends, the Corn Flakes, is trying to live the way Jesus wants in the midst of middle school drama. Between bullies, grades, parents, siblings, and boys life can be pretty difficult. The Corn Flakes are known for their big imaginations and create videos of the things Sophie dreams up. I highly recommend this series, not just for young girls, but for anyone who wants to be challenged spiritually or just enjoy a great story! |
In Sophie And The Scoundrels, Sophie has to set the example for her friends on how to love those not like us the way Jesus tells us to. She also has to learn how to just be a kid sometimes and not take on the responsibility for her parents' relationship and out of control bullying.