Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Review: Kindred by Tammar Stein
Kindred by Tammar Stein
Publish Date: Feb 8, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
The Story: The first time I meet an angel, it is Raphael and I am eighteen.
Miriam is an unassuming college freshman stuck on campus after her spring break plans fall through. She's not a religious girl--when pressed she admits reluctantly to believing in a higher power. Truth be told, she's about as comfortable speaking about her faith as she is about her love life, which is to say, not at all. And then the archangel Raphael pays Miriam a visit, and she finds herself on a desperate mission to save two of her contemporaries. To top it all off, her twin brother, Mo, has also had a visitation, but from the opposite end of the good-evil spectrum, which leaves Miriam to wonder--has she been blessed and her brother cursed or vice versa? And what is the real purpose behind her mission?
My Review: I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Miriam comes from a divorced family. Her mom is Christian and her dad is Jewish. She knows there's a higher power but it doesn't seem real until she is visited by an angel. There are many things that she has to learn for herself. And she has to follow her feelings. I hope there's more from Stein. When I finished the book, it was like, "That's it? Don't leave me hanging!" I would recomend this book to anyone, not just the young adults.