A Simple Song by Melody Carlson is not your average Amish fiction. This is a novel for young adults, and it is refreshingly different, though what we've come to expect from Melody Carlson.
Dive into the Amish world of Katrina Yoder, a songbird from birth whose gift is squelched by those around her, telling her that it's vain for her to sing. Katrina can't understand the thought process of that line of reasoning, though she does remain in submission to her elders.
Along comes American Star, an American Idol type show, that will mean the difference between thriving in her Amish community and saving her family farm and being without a place to call home. If only she can get her family to agree to it.
A delightful book that I can't wait to share with my favorite teen reader.
Thanks, Melody, for another clean read.
Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided for review by Revell.