Trapped at the Bottom of the Seaby Frank E. Peretti
Series: The Cooper Kids #4
144 pages, Suspense
Reviewed by The Hermit
A search and rescue story of a girl who needs to make amends with her family.
PlotAfter having a dispute with her dad, Lila Cooper just wants to return home to the U.S. Unfortunately, she becomes entangled in an international weapons struggle against the Communists. Stranded in the South Pacific, she must learn to have patience and to lean on the Lord as her family tries to rescue her.
MoralityCrew members give the escape pod to someone else even though it means they will die. Disagreements are fixed between people. The Communists show a disregard for life and like threatening the characters.
Spiritual ContentJonah's prayer is quoted in the book. Characters often ask God for help and learn that they need to trust Him.
ViolencePeople are held hostage, shot at, threatened with dynamite, and are knocked over the head. A snake is killed.
Drug and Alcohol ContentA man drinks some alcohol.
Sexual ContentLila's midriff is seen on the newest book cover.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentSome people have a snail eating contest and we are told a man uses very salty language.
ConclusionThis is an exciting adventure: it has cannibals, islands, and planes. The story teaches us to not let the sun go down on our anger and to listen for God's will. It's a fun book for younger readers who enjoy a good suspenseful yarn.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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