The Tattooed Rats

Jerry B. Jenkins, Author, John Perrodin, Author . Integrity Publishers $14.99 (233p) ISBN 978-1-59145-396-3

The premise of Jenkins's latest collaboration, the first in the Renegade Spirits series, is an attention-grabber: a Christian teenager fights for his life and his faith in a world where Christianity has been outlawed and believers are hunted down and punished (or worse). But the execution of this idea makes for a challenging read. A story that seems too futuristic for its setting (the year 2012), an unwieldy cast of characters, and brief, sound-bite-like text passages that jump from character to character are a few of the elements that disrupt the book's narrative flow. While the suspenseful action/adventure tone and soul-searching themes of conformity and tolerance are surefire draws for teens, the target audience may not stick with this volume long enough to get the full message. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 11/27/2006
Release date: 10/01/2006
Genre: Children's
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