Wednesday, February 01, 2012

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

   You Have Seven Messages is an amazing story of discovery. It is about a girl that loses her mom in a tragic and mysterious accident. Sometimes when someone loses a person they love, they will go searching, trying to find any remnant that may be left of that person. That may mean searching through their belongings. It might mean talking to people who knew them. It could even be as simple as visiting places that were important to them. It is all done for one purpose- to hold on to anything that is left of that person. For Luna, this searching brought up a part of her mother s life that had been completely hidden from her.
I absolutely LOVED this story. I have never read anything like it! It was mysterious, dramatic, and suspenseful all at the same time. It really made me feel so many different emotions. Mr. Lewis did a great job showing how desperately Luna needed to find the truth. This story was also a good example of how when we love someone we have to accept that they aren t perfect and love them for who they really are. I would definitely recommend this book.
Adultery is a dominant theme in this story and there are references to homosexuality although neither are graphic.  There are also a few scenes where characters are drinking. These topics may be undesirable for some readers.
Reviewer Age:11
Reviewer City, State and Country: Alton, MO USA