I am thoroughly enjoying reading the adventures of Mandie and her friends for the first time to my 13 and 14 year old daughters. We read one or two chapters each night and then try to guess what will happen next... no peaking is allowed, and we all have to wait until the next day to see who guessed correctly!
My niece recently took a big interest in reading and I certainly wanted to encourage that! However, I wanted to encourage her to read books that would benefit her walk with Christ rather than Harry Potter or other problematic novels. Then I found the Mandie series. It starts right around my nieces age and grows from there. My niece loves them and gets so excited when we give her the next volume. What parent, aunt or grandparent wouldn't be thankful for a book that instills morals and faith while allowing the child to go on adventures! Highly recommend this for any avid young reader!