Alicia Petersen’s historical fiction book A Sparrow Alone is set in first century Jerusalem. The lives of two Jewish teens are changed forever by the malicious death of their parents at the hands of soldiers in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. Seventeen-year-old Mala sews for the wives of Roman aristocrats and seeks comfort in the hope of a coming Messiah; her older brother Abdon is consumed with anger and joins a renegade band committed to acts of treachery. In this Christian fiction book, the village is shaken when one of its citizens is transformed and the claims of Jesus of Nazareth must be considered.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Noel Excellent Read!!
A Sparrow Alone is a wonderful novel!! I found it really hard to put the book down! Alicia Petersen did a good job helping me feel Mala's despair and loneliness. I rejoiced at her hope in the unexpected and interesting end! Great teen novel!!!
September 2, 2015