Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"The Canary List" by Sigmund Brouwer

What I have to say...
     The Canary List, by Sigmund Brouwer, is one of those novels that the synopsis doesn’t quite assure you what you’re going to get when you crack open the cover. You know, the ones where the author let’s you in just enough to peak your interest but not enough for you to actually know if it’s “the kind of book you’ll like?”

     Darkness is chasing twelve-year-old foster child Jamie, She has three things: a bracelet; a therapist; and hope that her teacher, Mr. G, is someone who can help her. Said teacher is ceremonially mourning the anniversary of his daughter’s death when the image of her appears in his window. In a drunken state he doesn’t think much of it. This “image” turn’s out to be his student Jamie who is part of a conspiracy due to her unknown position on “The Canary List” and the gifts that come with it. The two, along with Mr. G’s elderly neighbor are dragged into a conspiracy involving the Vatican and witch craft that completely turns their lives upside down. I can’t say that there is an overwhelming “message” to be had from this story, however if you are looking to just get lost in a good story for a while then read it.

*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.*
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