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On the Pineapple Express by H.L. Wegley (Harbourlight Books 2013)





H. L. Wegley has written an interesting novel using the social issue theme of human trafficking, especially the sex trafficking trade. Without delving deep into the depraved minds of those criminals, Wegley has highlighted the dangers of this horrendous crime and how it has reared its ugly head in today's times.


Although simplistic in style, the action and characters will grab at all ages of readers.


I did find this book to be geared towards the Young Adult (New Adult) crowd. I would have preferred to see a little more action, a little more grittiness (without compromising Christian morals, of course), and a little less kissing.

For any reader On the Pineapple Express not only brings to light what "Pineapple Express" means (a little new knowledge for me) but also the reality of the trafficking.

I would encourage this book to be read by all teenagers. Let them understand the dangers of the real world and &q…
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Dynamo by Eleanor Gustafson (Whitaker House 2014)





God takes the bad and makes it good. God equips the called. Sentences to sum up the novel, Dynamo.
Powerful, gripping, and gritty...these are only a few words to try to describe the wonderful story brought to life by Eleanor Gustafson.


Jeth Cavanaugh may be raw and rough, but he knows horses. One decision to travel down a road led him on a journey for which he wasn't prepared.


Little by little Jeth come to know Jesus and His sacrifice for us all. Little by little his soul is revealed, mirrored by the beautiful stallion, Dynamo.


The dialogue in Dynamo is real and at times gritty (never overstepping the boundary of Christian morality). The emotions are straightforward and yet complex.


The characters' involvement with each other contributes to their growth.
Indeed, Jeth is being "set up for something", but that something is great.
I cried when a beloved character died. I cheered when a character was saved. I moaned when …