Fiction - Amish & Mennonite
I love reading books with Amish characters. This is the first book that I have read that has Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite people living in the same community. To the outside world, the two may seem very similar, but this book highlights their differences.
The book is very short, only 147 pages on my Nook. However, in that length, the author covers many difficult topics. There are three main conflicts to overcome.
The first is a girl (Annie) coming of age and disputing with her mother. This isn't covered too extensively, as the girl is visiting her Daadi during much of the story. An added element is Annie's embarrassment of her family for falling away from the strict Old Mennonite rules.
The second is the dynamic between twin brothers in their early twenties. They both have a problem and depend upon the other to make up for that problem. Unfortunately, as they become more interested in women, they grow apart and must learn how to adjust accordingly.
The final conflict is one between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite as a young man from one and a young woman from another fall in love.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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