The Chance by Karen Kingsbury is one of those Christian books that you pick up, start reading before bed, and can’t put it down. In other words…it’s really good! Once I finished reading the book I wanted to share my copy with a friend so she could enjoy it too. Well written and captivating from the start, it’s filled with so much emotion and imagery it would not surprise me if this becomes a movie in the near future.
The central themes of the book are bitterness, resentment, rebellion and reconciliation. It’s also a coming of age book as we meet the key characters in their teenage years. If you’re a fan of author Karen Kingsbury then you’ll enjoy this book too. She keeps the reader captivated with emotion, and turning each page to see how conflict is resolved. There are a few mysteries in the book that add to the excitement.
The only disappointment in this book was the stereotype of the hairdresser career. It was presented as a humiliating job and shameful to the character and I felt this was unfair to those men and women in the profession. It might be interesting if the character had a less stereotypical job because it was presented as a lowly position in the book. In her shame she says “you don’t know anything about me. You don’t know where I live or where I work…” and her concern is that she’s not good enough. I don’t want to spoil the story and give too many details…so you’ll have to read it yourself.
My Amazon Rating 5/5
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