Monday, November 23, 2009

The Book of Samuel by Erik Raschke

Erik Raschke’s The Book of Samuel is a story of the struggles and hardships for teens living in today’s world. The day after Samuel’s dad leaves on a religious quest to find himself, Samuel’s life takes a turn for the worse, from almost killing the biggest bully in the school to blowing up his friend’s garage. Samuel fights an internal battle of right and wrong, good and evil, embarking on a journey of self-understanding and finding trust in God.

Erik Raschke kept me entertained just long enough for me to finish his book. The Book of Samuel is a nice short story but I found myself nodding off at times during reading it. Although it was very realistic most of the time, there was no flow to the book. Most of the time the author would cut off a topic, making me wish that he would write more about it. I would recommend this book to anyone, boy or girl, that is looking for a quick read.

Rating: 4
Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Tipp City, OH United States