On the playground at school, the day after a field trip to the historic village of Williamsburg, Sophie LaCroix, the heroine of the Faithgirlz! series, gets lost in a daydream as an eighteenth-century patriot who risks her life to help the colonial troops. When Fiona comes up and asks Sophie where she its, it's the beginning of a great friendship--one that takes two kindred spirits to many imaginary places to videotape their "blockbuster" movies. Maggie joins in, offering her dress-up supplies for costumes, and the three become fast friends.
Sophie and Fiona are incensed when they discover there's a "plot" afoot among the Corn Pops--the popular girls--to humiliate Kitty Stefenatti because she made the mistake of trying to wriggle her way into the group. They decide to use their newfound Revolutionary War tactics to stage a battle against Kitty's inevitable degradation, catching the whole Corn Pops treachery on videotape. Maggie shows up just when they need her, and Kitty is saved.
In the midst of her colonial American daydreams, Sophie learns one of the absolute truths: God Loves you. Even if your circumstances may tell you otherwise, he loves you. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: ZonderKidz Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0310707560
ISBN-13: 9780310707561 UPC: 025986707569 Availability: In Stock Ages: 8-12 Series:Faithgirlz! Sophie
When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie's forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Starting sixth grade in a new school can be tough for anyone, but it's
especially hard for Sophie LeCroix, a petite girl with a grand imagination.
She loves to make believe that she is Antoinette, a French girl caught up in
the American Revolution. Unfortunately, Sophie's daydreaming gets her in
trouble with her teachers, and the popular girls think she's weird because
they no longer play imaginary games. Things change when Fiona Bunting enters
the school, and the two girls become fast friends. Meanwhile, Sophie's
parents, who are worried about her play-acting, decide to send her to a
counselor. With the help of Fiona's friendship, sessions with Dr. Peter, and
her religion, Sophie learns that everything has a place in the world. While
the plot and characters are nicely developed, the Christian focus feels forced
upon the story line. Sophie's relationship with Jesus is not given much
context: there are no scenes with the LeCroix family attending church or
Sunday school. Instead Sophie, seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly starts
praying. This is unfortunate, because otherwise it's a good story.-Heather
Ulesoo, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.