The Fortune Teller of Philippi by Jenny Robertson

 
 
This dramatic story for 12-14 year olds, woven around events in the Book of Acts, is set in Roman Philippi around the middle of the first century CE. The action, based on thorough research into the world of Ancient Rome, shows how the young Christian church attracted the have-nots of the ruthless Roman world and enriched their lives with a sense of belonging to a diverse, joyful community.
 
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'I was very engaged with the characters in this book. It brought the world of Philippi in Roman times to life, the trades, the people and the smells.'
'I don't know much about Ancient Rome but it seems really well-researched and the descriptions of the setting are immersive of all the smells and sights so you really feel like you're there. Would highly recommend.'
'Nowadays, it is very rare to find a good and interesting Christian book. It is very rare to find an engaging book for teenagers. Luckily, "The Fortune Teller of Philippi" by Jenny Robertson combines both.'  
 
ISBN:  9781907335969

Rozia's U-log

In the year 3519 Rozia struggles to rebuild her shattered life.

She uses her U-log, written in obscure Wordtext that only a few can read, to help herself to recover from a serious injury, to mend a broken heart and to come to terms with a demanding new role. Will her new-found friends be able to help? Espceially when she meets an even greater challenge?

Rozia's U-Log, a heart-wrenching and life-affriming story, bridges the gap between books two and three, Babel and The Tower of Gill James' Peace Child series.

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When Tilly and Jane Doll are taken hostage on holiday, they decide to tell the world their version of the truth and what justice is all about.

 

Fourteen-year-old Tilly Henderson-Smythe is articulate with attitude, and was born with Mosaic Down's Syndrome. But she's not sleeping. Her parents and school are worried. She is sent for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) assessment after being taken hostage on holiday by a local group disgruntled over land rights and tourism development. With a secret passion for dodgy websites, and an appetite for just retribution, Tilly's view of complex issues goes viral.

 

Her doll, Jane, is her best friend, confidante and the namesake of her website.

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Doll Face is a clever, thought-provoking story, which raises a number of interesting issues. The protagonist, Tilly, a Mosaic Down Syndrome girl challenges some of the perceptions around her, as she navigates her way through the teenage years. She throws out some great lines, “You have to break away from the norms to learn anything new.”

            Tilly is strongly characterised, intelligent and endearing, along with her alter-ego, Doll. ‘Once she told a teacher that the definition of a normal child is one that doesn’t act that way very often.’

            The serious content is interspersed with wit and funny moments, particularly as the reader sees characters and situations from Tilly’s point of view. Her psychologist, “was skinny and wore dead dodo kit.”

            Doll Face is likely to be enjoyed by YA and adults alike. It’s serious, humorous, moving and amusing. The book is best summed up by the introduction: ‘Vive la difference…it makes us who we are!’

 
'What a wonderful read. Doll Face is rich in its characterisation and far reaching in its themes and issues. I really engaged with Tilly the protagonist and found the focus to be on the person she is, her mind, her interests and opinions rather than her Down Syndrome. The fusion of voices to tell the story allowed for a fast pace and differing viewpoints; a real page turner. '
 
'What a refreshing view of the world! Stadhams has crafted a plucky, resourceful heroine in Tilly Henderson-Smyth. Tilly has a way of cutting through the bull and arriving at the unaffected truth, never mind that she is a 14-year-old girl with Mosaic Down's Syndrome. Although this book is meant for teens and young adults, the rest of us can sure learn from a lot about humanity from Tilly. The subject matter is quite serious, but I found myself laughing out loud often.'
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'In the end, we are left pondering over Tilly’s idea of restorative justice and Jane’s blog. Doll Face keeps you engrossed and is highly recommended, especially if you are a reader looking for Young Adult novels.'

ISBN: 9781907335914

 
  

Babel

 

 

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Kaleem is still looking for the meaning of the Babel prophecy, while he also grapples with redeeming the Z Zone and fights compulsory euthanasia for an aging population.

When Peace Child Kaleem goes to live in the Z Zone with the love of his life he enjoys a simpler idyllic existence. They begin to make dramatic changes to the way of life there and learn a lot about each other and themselves.  But a threat exists. Another claims to be the fulfilment of the prophecy. Kaleem has a difficult choice: stay with Rozia and put her life in danger or spare and lose her.  Will this help him to fulfil the prophecy and restore some hope to a dystopian society?  

Babel is the second novel in the Peace Child  young adult science fiction series. In this gripping and emotion packed tale Gill James presents us with another action-packed Peace Child adventure.

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