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Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Faithgirlz! From Sadie's Sketchbook
Take Charge, Including Rescue Chelsea and Take ChargeMelody CarlsonZonderKidz / 2012 / Trade Paperback$5.99 Retail:
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Where is God when you need him? After struggling to fit into a new town and school, Sadie faces questions about her faith, family, and friendships, questioning all she has come to believe. Sadies life is spinning out of control. Her friend moved away, her mom remains ill, and her dad wants to leave town. At least the play Sadie is helping produce appears to be going well. After all, she gets to create the sets with her art teachers help. But even that falls apart when a flash flood destroys her teachers home and art. How can she trust or even believe in a God who would allow all this? God isnt fair. With everything crumbling and her faith on the edge, Sadie must find strength in the God shes questioning in order to hold on in the midst of her struggles.
Naomi Kinsman has always dreamed of plunging into a fiction world, like Lucy does in Voyage of the Dawn Treader. In Naomis first career, acting and directing for the theater, this dream was inches from her reach. But writing has made the dream possible, and now Naomi regularly slips into book worlds and shares her adventures through her company, Society of Young Inklings, dedicated to empowering young writers across the country. Naomi is the author of the 2009 Moonbeam Gold Medal winner, Spilled Ink, and she has written and directed over 50 plays for young audiences. She lives in Northern California with her husband and identically colored pets: a tuxedo cat and a Portuguese water dog.
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Q: What illness does the mom have? What illness does the mom have? Is it chronic (long-lasting, incurable)? Is it terminal (or have the possibility of being terminal)? Does the mom's health change for the better or for the worse or stay the same through the course of the book?Do the other books in this series about this character also have the sideline story of the mom's illness? I have a very debilitating chronic, but not, terminal illness. My daughter has been feeling like her friends don't "get it" and feels isolated about it. A book with even a passing resemblance to our situation could be a help. One that is dealing with the possibility of death, or on the other extreme, one with a fast cure, would not help her feel understood. (though it might show a different perspective like being thankful it's not terminal.) Thank you so much for any answers you can give me on this.
Sadie's mom has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is not fatal, but can be very debilitating. Throughout the story she does have some difficulty with managing the disease and certain treatments she is trying. It is weaved thoughout all of the books in the series and the stories frequently mention the ups and downs experienced with long term illnesses.