Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nightmare Academy - 5 stars

Nightmare Academy by Frank Peretti

Every book I have read by Frank Peretti, has made me think. You know how some books are just 'mind candy
' you don't really have to think, you can just kick back and enjoy it. Kinda like reality T.V. shows. Well, if you are looking for a book like that, Peretti is not the author of choice.

I am not a fan of scary/horror movies or books. Although this book is titled Nightmare Academy, it isn't scary. At least not in the normal sense of the word. What is so scary about this book is the fact that it deals with human nature at it's worst. It reminds me a little of Lord of the Flies, but with a deeper message. Elijah and Elisha are two kids who go undercover to expose a secretive academy. In the process, they face temptations and experience evil human nature at it's worst.

What made me so reflective about this book, was how quickly people can go from good to awful - when truth is thrown out the window. It is SO important that we know truth and are deeply convinced of what we believe. If you are wishy washy and can't decide what you believe, then FIGURE IT OUT! Read this book, if you don't believe me on how important that is!

5 stars!

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