Friday, February 13, 2015

The First Principle by Marissa Shrock (book review)

The First Principle

by Marissa Schrock

(received in exchange for an honest review)

The First Principle

Genre- Young Adult / Fiction / Christian / Futuristic

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of pages- 237

Age Group- Young Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4357-2

Vivica is living in the United Regions of the North America.  There is no longer a Washington,DC.  There are governors who hold territories instead of states.

High school is going as usual for the sixteen-year-old, but soon the government invades her school.  Teen pregnancies are illegal and even though she is the daughter of a governor, she tries to protect the young pregnant girl the officer has come to get.

Soon she find herself pregnant as well.  What is she going to do?  Will she terminated it as the law states she should or will she leave and keep the baby?  Who are the Emancipation Warriors? 

Read an excerpt.

About the Author-

Marissa Shrock has written articles for teens in Encounter and Evangel.  She is a middle school language arts teacher.  Her website is

My thoughts-

The First Principle, by Marissa Schrock, was very well written.  I typically do not read futuristic books, but I find that as I read more of them, I enjoy the genre even more.  This book helped me decide that I really do like this genre.

Shrock did an excellent job writing this book for young adults.  This was especially evident to me when I read the comments in the front from seven young ladies.  They really enjoyed and got a lot out of it. 

The subject matter, teen pregnancy, is relevant as is learning more about Christianity.  I think a lot of young adults will learn more about themselves as they read this book.  Could they be as strong as Vivica as she has to decide what to do about her pregnancy?  It is especially hard for her, because she is the governor’s daughter.

I think this is an excellent book for young adults.  I think young ladies will enjoy this book more than the young gentlemen.  I think adults would enjoy this book as well.   

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The First Principle, by Marissa Schrock, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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