Never give up on your dreams by Cherith
by Cherith – aged 11
Gabrielle has a bright future ahead of her, using the special gift God has given her. Then all of a sudden her life takes a completely different direction to what she has planned and dreamed about, but through it all she comes to know God and learns that God is in control even though her plans have been changed.
When I started the book, I thought it was for younger readers because the main character was only six years old but I soon realised that she grows up throughout the story and by the end of the book she is around 11 or 12. I liked the way real places are mentioned that would be familiar to many people, and Gabrielle and her family are ordinary people.
I think the characters in this book show courage and determination. The story shows how faith in God changes any situation for the better, and that no matter how bad things may seem, God has a better plan than we could ever dream of.