Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sophie's World by Nancy Rue

~Saturday Stories~


Typical Sophie: "Sophie closed her eyes and listened to the clip-clop of the horses' hooves. Antoinette LaCroix peeked from inside the carriage, her face half hidden by the hood of her cloak. All around her colonists hurried to and fro..." 

A trip to Williamsburg sends Sophie's already very active imagination even further. She needs to help the colonists! But her delightful fantasies only land her in trouble. And now her dad thinks she needs to see a counselor. No way! He'll just say the same thing everybody does, that she's weird and should stop. But could there be a better way out of this trouble?


Sophie's World deals with a number of issues: family pressure, popular girls, friendships, being true to yourself, and asking God for help. Sophie is thought strange by almost everybody, and she wonders why they just can't understand. Sophie learns to control her daydreams a bit, but stays herself throughout the story. In the end, her fantasies even help someone out! This story is awesome for middle-school girls struggling with who they are.

This is the first in the Sophie series. The series is packaged in six volumes of two stories each: Meet Sophie (Sophie's World & Sophie's Secret), Sophie Steps Up (Sophie Under Pressure & Sophie Steps Up), Sophie and Friends (Sophie's First Dance & Sophie's Stormy Summer), Sophie's Friendship Fiasco (Sophie's Friendship Fiasco & Sophie and the New Girl), Sophie Flakes Out (Sophie Flakes Out & Sophie Love Jimmy), and Sophie's Drama (Sophie's Drama & Sophie Gets Real).

For more on Nancy Rue, visit her website and Facebook page.

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