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Katy’s Debate, by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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My Thoughts:
First off, I want to offerKim Vogel Sawyer, Krista Ocier and all the Zondervan folks, and the First Wild Card bloggers an apology for my negligence in posting this review.  I should not have scheduled any book reviews for the time before, during or after my vacation trip.

I did read Katy’s Debate and I enjoyed it every bit as much as I enjoyed, Katy’s New World, the first book in the Katy Lambright series (my review here).  Katy is every bit a typical teen, but she lives in a community very atypical to most of us.  Katy is a Mennonite and her fellowship follows the old ways very closely.  Katy has been given special permission to continue her education in a public high school, but her father and the elders are monitoring her very closely.

Katy is trying to remain a dutiful daughter, follow God’s will and live out her own dreams, but her father seems to be intent on screwing things up.  He is courting the Widow Graber and if he marries her their lives will change much more substantially then they changed when Katy went off to school.  Katy sets out to show her father — and Mrs. Graber — that she doesn’t need a mother.  In typical teen fashion, Katy focuses on her own wants and needs, putting her father in the position for choosing betweeen Katy and Mrs. Graber.  If Katy wins, will it really be a victory?

To win a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post.  Winner will be chosen (for really this time) at midnight Pacific time, Thursday August 5th, 2010.


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Katy’s Debate (Katy Lambright Series, The)

Zondervan (May 7, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Bestselling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer has many titles besides “writer.” As a wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, Sunday school teacher, and speaker, her life is full and happily busy. In her spare time she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband make their home in Kansas, the setting for many of Kim’s novels.

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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719232
ISBN-13: 978-0310719236



  1. Don’t enter me since I reviewed it too; just wanted to add my agreement to your review of this great book!

    (BTW, I do this a lot, so I happened to know that where it says “(my review here)” the words aren’t linked to your review of Katy’s World. I happened to notice because the color of the word wasn’t different so I scrolled over it.))

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