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Among the most important lessons we seek to teach our students and children is putting God first. Each book in this pack brings home this theme through characters that make God the center of their lives or characters that experience the consequences of failing to do so.
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Boy Who Knew (Carlo Acutis)
Fictional teens learn about different saints as they go through their own life struggles, and we see the inspiration and influence of the book's saint in their lives. In 'The Boy Who Knew (Carlo Acutis)' a fifteen-year-old boy with leukemia gets to know Blessed Carlo Acutis, re-evaluates his priorities in life and gains the strength to face his illness.
Themes: Faith, friendship with the saints, fear, mortality, death, beatification
Includes Discussion Questions, Prayers, and Bibliography.
An Olympic snowboarding superstar with an ego and a high school journalist with a chip on her shoulder must team up to solve the mysterious happenings in their small Colorado town.
Themes: discovering God's will, using your talents to help others
Discussion questions and study guide available on author website. Free 2-chapter download.
Freeing Tanner Rose
T M Gaouette
What happens when a superficial starlet, addicted to Hollywood is forced to live in the world of a boring, kung fu-loving, Christian boy? Will Gabriel's faith encourage Tanner to change her partying ways or will her wild undertakings and addicting vices tempt him to do things he'd never, ever considered before?
Themes: fame, temptation, addiction, drug use, grief, loss, fame, premarital chastity, dating, modesty, power of prayer, strength in faith.
Free book study questions on author’s website.
Secrets: Visible & Invisible
Carolyn Astfalk, T M Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Cynthia T Toney, Corinna Turner, Leslea Wahl
CatholicTeenBooks.com first short story anthology. Seven stories. One theme. A variety of genres, including dystopian, historical, mystery, saint story, and contemporary.
Themes: faith, family, conversion, charity, self-sacrifice, romance, vocations, discernment of how to use God’s gifts.
Discussion guide available.
Roland West, Outcast
A shy teen fears speaking up, but when his best friend begs him to look into the vandalism of an outcast’s house, his detective skills may be the only way to find answers.
Themes: speaking up when it's hard, same-sex attraction (including the Church's teachings), judging actions but not others, respecting those with different opinions, true vs. false compassion.
Book club discussion questions are available on author website.
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