June 16, 2012

Review: Saving Bobby by Crystal Cattabriga

Title: Saving Bobby

Author: Crystal Cattabriga

Source: ebook from author for review

When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager. Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who had truly loved him and was always there for him; his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer Bobby takes it upon himself running away in search for a way to save her. Along Bobby's journey, he meets Annie, a 'runaway.' Together, they embark on a road where they both find a friendship that will last forever and the true meaning of God. Will Bobby save his mother in time and will Annie go back to the life she had? Experience this journey with Bobby and Annie and feel the power of true determination, and what God can do if you just let him into your heart....

My take...
On Bobby's 13th birthday, his mother collapses in front of a room full of their friends. Bobby learns at the hospital that his mother is dying of cancer and the only hope of saving her is a kidney transplant. But she still has several people in front of her on the donor list. Bobby decides he doesn't have time to wait on God to intervene. He is not even sure he believes in God. So Bobby takes off on a journey in search of a cure for his mother. The people he meets along the way will change Bobby's life forever. So take a seat, kick your feet up...and learn how God works in wonderful ways to do modern day miracles.

I have recently come to the conclusion I am not a huge fan of Middle Grade genres. Dialogue always seems forced, like the author is trying too hard to sound like a 12 or 13 yr old, and just cannot get it right. But Crystal’s writing changed that notion for me. Her story flowed smoothly as well as the dialogue.

Saving Bobby is a wonderful story, for any age I might add, about one child’s journey…leading him straight into the loving arms of God. If you are looking for a book about finding faith in your darkest time; a book that may very well bring a tear or two to your eye…look no further, Saving Bobby is your book.

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