An elder sister feels she is plain in comparison to her beautiful younger sister and must look into her heart to discover the true differences between them.
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Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President’s Award and the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Canada.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up-A richly detailed inspirational novel from a prolific writer of Christian fiction. Set in the early 1900s on the Canadian prairie, the story centers on Berta, the older, plain, dependable sister of cheerful, beautiful, affectionate Glenna. From childhood on, Berta feels ignored as pretty Glenna receives most of the attention from family, friends, and especially young men. She develops a protective shell so as not to compete with her sister's limelight. Circumstances and the stress of not revealing her true feelings finally cause the young woman to seek the advice of her minister. Both sisters eventually discuss their feelings and Berta discovers her "true self." Oke presents believable characters in a well-paced story full of insight and common sense. It will be especially appealing to any young adult who feels like a "sparrow" in comparison to the "bluebirds." The religious message does not appear until the later half of the book and could be overpowering to some readers, but the universal message of acceptance of self is this book's strong point.
Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
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