Monday, July 14, 2008

Sheep's Clothing by Josi S. Kilpack

"Six children keep Kate Thompson busy. Her oldest daughter, Jess, is almost sixteen and acting the part--something Kate had hoped to avoid. Yet, she's quick to remind herself that it could be so much worse. Besides, there are more important things to worry about than adolescent moodiness, like convincing her husband that they're ready for one more baby. Jess gave up competing for attention at home a long time ago. But now, even her best friend doesn't seem to have time for her. Then Jess meets Emily online. Unlike everyone else in Jess's life, she can talk to Emily about anything. Emily understands her. Emily listens. When the unthinkable happens, and Jess disappears, Brad and Kate Thompson realize that they missed something--something big. How could this happen in their home? To their daughter? Most important, will Jess ever come home again?"

I absolutely loved this book!!!! Josi did an outstanding job of bringing the evils of internet predators to light. Jess is having problems with self-esteem and not feeling of importance, even when her best friend seems to be ignoring her and she seems to be left out with all the demands placed on her by her parents, so she starts looking into chat rooms and message boards, where she comes to find a friend who is lying around to deceive her. As we have a 22 year old son into porn, we've had to use filters to see where he's been on our computer, but a few years ago, Bob designed and built an electronic device that will safeguard your home and children from the negative aspects of the internet. We can just turn off the phone with a key and our son cannot access our computer when we're not home. We've got to be very vigilant with our children around the internet, esp with our children getting more tech saavy each day. I feel every parent and teen should read this very gripping eye-opener of a novel. Josi does such a great job with these timely issues.

Reading level:
Young Adult
320 pages
Deseret Book (May 2, 2007)
978-1590387467 Sales Rank:
#1,074,689 in Books

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Candace E. Salima said...

I read this book in February and was really impressed with Kilpack's handling of such a critical subject in today's society. Loved the book. Thanks for the review, Teri.

Tristi Pinkston said...

This really is a great book. Thanks for the review!

Teri, would you please pop me a note at tap AT

Randy and Lisa said...

I read "Sheep's Clothing" a few months ago, and was impressed with the writing and storyline. This is a subject of concern, especially with two teenage daughters who love to be online, and the increase in "sickos" who target our children. As parents we need to be aware of our children's associations online and off
Thanks for a great review.