Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Review: Glimmer Girls Light Up New York

There is nothing quite as exciting as getting to read another adventure from the Glimmer Sisters, at least in the mind of my 10 year old.  She loves when I receive the latest novel by Natalie Grant in the mail to review.

The Glimmer Sisters are twins Mia and Maddie and their younger sister Lulu.  Together with their Nanny Miss Julia, they tour around the world with their singing mom Gloria Glimmer.  Along the way among the famous sites of the world they learn what it means to be followers of Jesus, a close family, and even great detectives!

This fourth book takes the girls to New York City to perform in a benefit concert to bring awareness to teen homelessness.  While the lessons learned from taking part in a big concert and production for such a worthy cause, perhaps the greater lesson is that of how to solve conflict within the family, be each other's best cheerleaders, and putting other's needs first (even little sisters!).  With the 'city that never sleeps' as an amazing backdrop, the girls learn firsthand what being unified as a family and as a body of Christ can do.

As always, the Glimmer family gives a healthy dose of reality in what family dynamics can often look like, but with fantastic opportunities for sharing Biblical responses to sibling rivalry, conflict, jealousy, and more.  With loving parents and attentive adults in their lives, the Glimmer Sisters always learn what it means to LIVE for Christ, not just call oneself a Christian.  My ten year old was delighted with this book and liked it better than London Art Chase, but not sure if it beats out the Dolphin Wish one.  Any of the four (self standing) novels would be a great gift for a young girl ages 8-12 and perhaps even into late middle school.  Thanks Natalie Grant for writing wholesome, real, and exciting adventure stories that girls can relate to!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review

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