Today, I’ll be sharing 3 of my favorite books for our older readers who are around 13-15 years old. These books are appropriate, engaging, and something I think you’ll absolutely love!
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The Bronze Bow
Wow. This is one of those books that you read, finish, and just have to contemplate for a while. It’s about Daniel, an 18 year old boy living in Bible times. He’s a rebel, feeling suffocated by the Romans and being driven by hate and isolation. However, encounters with Jesus start to change his heart. Remarkable! There aren’t many books as full of rich moral, Spiritual, and historical facts as this one. I absolutely love The Bronze Bow for so many reasons!
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Mara: Daughter of the Nile
Intrigue, adventure, and drama sum up this teen historical fiction book. It stars a teenage Egyptian slave who finds herself spying for two different people: one who is for the pharaoh and one who is against them. Watch as Mara juggles this difficult situation, using all of her wits to stay alive. Lots of interesting dialogue, heart transformation, and a mild love story. Wonderful!
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48 Hours The Vanishing
If you love intense mysteries, go pick up a copy of The Vanishing from the 48 Hours series! Written by Gabrielle Lord, a popular author of crime fiction, this book involves a mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl. Her best friend and detective enthusiast Jazz is on the case, and she’s determined to solve it in only 48 hours. This book is relatively short and will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time! The plot is quite intricate and intriguing - you might not want to read the book just before bedtime, because it is so enthralling and can have some tense or slightly alarming moments. For more 48 Hours fun, check out its sequel, The Medusa Curse.