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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2008
Availability: In Stock
Series: Notes from a Spinning Planet
The story is about a twenty-year-old compassionate woman named Maddie Chase. On her birthday, she boards a plane with her Aunt Sid. They make an unexpected detour along the way, but the real adventure begins once they reach Papua, New Guinea. Her aunt works as a journalist for a magazine, and her boss has a strong interest in the AIDS epidemic in New Guinea. When he sends Sid to the island, he encourages her to take Maddie with her. However, at times Sid wishes she hadnt done so because of the danger.
They hear many sorrow-filled stories from innocent victims who contracted the disease from an act of violence and others who received it because of a spouses unfaithfulness. One of the most moving stories comes from Lydia Obuti, a local resident, who was adopted by a missionary couple from the states. She quickly becomes Maddies closest friend during her stay on the island. Near the end of the story, Maddie learns a dark truth and the reason for Lydias dedication to caring for the AIDS victims in hospitals where AIDS patients are usually neglected. Lydias ability to overcome the trials she has faced and to use them to help others is inspirational.
Maddie helps another character in the book, Peter Sampala, forsake his judgment of victims with AIDS. When he first appears in the book, Peter is coerced into taking Maddie through the hospital. He is disgusted and does not hide it well. Yet, his heart is transformed because of Maddie, and he does something extraordinary that he never would have done if he still held on to his earlier resentment.
At one disturbing point in the book, Maddie and her aunt drive through the most depraved section in Papua. Carlson paints a vivid picture in the mind that is horrid but sadly realistic. This particular part, though gruesome, is necessary to tell the whole truth.
Throughout her journey, Maddie learns to overcome her fears and to shed light into the seemingly impenetrable darkness engulfing the island. Her encounters with the island people reveal that, like anywhere, not all of the people are corrupt. In fact, most of them are hospitable and kind-hearted.
Melody Carlson mixes occasional humor into the story, which keeps the book from being overwhelming and bleak. The targeted audience is mostly young adults and teenagers. While the book would be great for anyone to read, the way the characters speak, which includes some slang, would appeal more to a younger age group. Notes from a Spinning Planet Papua New Guinea gives understanding while drawing compassion for the plight of those suffering from AIDS. Christa Mullen, Christian Book Previews.com
Q: What order is the "Notes from a spinning planet" by Melody Carlson? In the series: 'Notes from a Spinning Planet' by Melody Carlson, Mexico is listed as #3 but in what order are the other 2 books, "Ireland" and "New Guinea"? Would like this for the church library purpose. Thank You!
The title "Notes From A Spinning Planet : Ireland" is number one in the series and "Notes from a Spinning Planet, Papua New Guinea" is number two in the series.