Shaken

Shaken

Book - 2010
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Fifteen year old Josh's life has been turned upside down, his mother has recently died and his father, a minister, has started a job in a new town and has enlisted Josh and his siter to go on a missionary trip to an orphanage in Haiti.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2010
Description: 297 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780385670814
Branch Call Number: TEEN Walt

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devourthemonkeys
Mar 14, 2012

This was a good book, it is a bit slow at the beginning but it really is a good book. It gives us a perspective from a teenagers point of view and illustrates how he changes into a different person.
Highly recommended.

baseballfan24 Dec 06, 2011

Very good, but this book is similar to Alexanderia of Africa

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b_xy_p
Aug 05, 2011

Amazing book, with a touch of Christianity. When I began to read this, I was slightly offended, because I am a believer of God, but wow, now I understand. The entire time, Joshua was doubting his faith, but in the end, it all makes sense. Evenly paced, full of emotion, realistic and amazing. I love Eric Walters. I love this book.

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gpnb
Apr 09, 2011

eric walters has a lot of books that are suitable for classroom reading.

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ReadingintheCorner
Apr 04, 2011

Compared to other Eric Walters books, this one wasn't as good. Definitly not one of his best, but I still enjoyed it and devoured it pretty quickly.

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Markian Feculak
Feb 10, 2011

This was by far one of the best Eric Walters books I'v ever read next to "Wave". I wasn't able to put the book down, it was a real page turner. It is really easy for teans to relate to and had allot of messages. I really enjoy his newer books, because they're based on true stories. Definitely worth reading.

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fearlessforever
Dec 21, 2012

fearlessforever thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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RieRie
Apr 28, 2012

RieRie thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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b_xy_p
Aug 05, 2011

b_xy_p thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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b_xy_p
Aug 05, 2011

Joshua certainly didn't want any of this. Going to Port-au-Prince...not exactly how he wanted to spend his winter break, but at least he got to skip school and escape the Canadian frost. But he wouldn't have gone if his father wasn't the pastor of the church, responsible for the group. When he got there, Joshua was shocked at the poverty he saw, and worked hard to help out the orphanage. But he didn't believe that a God existed. After all, if God did exist, would his mother have died? Then, in the middle of it all, Joshua is stuck between one of the greatest diasters of 2009. His friend, Naomi, is diabetic, and must go to the city for her medicine. Phillip, a local Haitian orphan that became close friends with Joshua, tags along as well. They go throught Haiti in fear and shock at the events around them. Finally, they arrive to the Canadian ectasy, where Naomi could get her medicine. During the trip, Joshua found out life in Haiti, and became more compassionate to those around him.

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