- By Christian M. Frank

Catholic, Reluctantly: John Paul 2 High School - Book 1

  • Title: Catholic, Reluctantly: John Paul 2 High School - Book 1
  • Author: Christian M. Frank
  • ISBN: 9781928832997
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Catholic Reluctantly John Paul High School Book George Peterson would rather wrestle at a big high school but he has to go to a new school run by Catholic parents John Paul High

    George Peterson would rather wrestle at a big high school, but he has to go to a new school run by Catholic parents John Paul 2 High.

    1 thought on “Catholic, Reluctantly: John Paul 2 High School - Book 1

    1. Full disclosure: I edited this book as head of the John Paul 2 High team, or, as I prefer to call myself, the Series Queen.What can I say? This has been, hands down, the most exciting writing project I've been involved in to date. A team of young writers, editors, and consultants (including Father Christopher Pollard, attache to the Vatican at the UN) came together to create this series for Catholic teens. Mostly because we were all former Catholic teenagers who grew up never having any books fe [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this young adult novel, although I'm not sure if it's the quality of the writing so much as the subject's relevance to my life right now. As the mother of two high school teenagers I'm constantly in search of books to offer my daughters, especially now that summer has arrived. Catholic, Reluctantly is about the first year at the new and still-struggling (in more ways than one) John Paul II High School. The school is very small, only eight students, but they come from very di [...]

    3. I give this a 3.5.It was a good book; really sad though to read about all the horrible things that go on at high schools. Makes you glad to be homeschooled :) I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    4. There is a lot to like in Catholic, Reluctantly, however it is missing enough dramatic weight to make it memorable.This book, published by Chesterton Press, is the first in a series of young adult Catholic novels that revolves around the students and parents involved in creating the John Paul II High School. The students include:- Allie, a cafeteria Catholic who previously attended a public school until she was involved in a gun scare.- George, a top wrestler who has a crush on Allie.- Cecelia, [...]

    5. George would rather be wrestling at St. Lucy's. But the Costains, a family that he and his mom are very good friends with, has started this new Catholic schoold they need some students. Besides Seal (a.k.a. Celia), there's J.P. and Liz (who are buddies one day and enemies the next), this creep Jamesd the new girl, Allie. But what is a beautiful, actually normal, girl like her doing here?Allie Weaver is a normal teenager attending a normal school called Sparrow High. But things get abnormal when [...]

    6. A great story of 7 Catholic highschool kids of all different sorts: George, a Catholic school boy who wants nothing more than to be on a wrestling team, Allie, a public school girl who's barely Catholic and wants nothing more than to leave John Paul 2 High, Celia, the sweet, super-duper Catholic daughter of the school principal, JP, the mischevious troublemaker who likes nothing more than playing pranks, Liz, the disinterested tomboy who doesn't want to go to school anywhere, Brian, the shy, ner [...]

    7. Do you like action, mystery, terrorizing, religious, or funny romance books? If so, you’ll love these books. I love this series because it' bible thump in'. I think that the John Paul 2 High book series is a five star series because it has a little bit of everything: romance, mystery, religion, and action. Of course, there should be a couple laughs. I find myself wondering what will happen next and acting like I'm in the story. If you have questions about the christian's faith, of course you c [...]

    8. The Christian M. Frank team did a great job creating a vast cast of characters with their own personalities (my favorites are Celia and Brian. Just saying), with adding a suspenseful storyline that intrigued me, a cute romance budding between two characters (and an annoying boyfriend for one of the characters, but I digress), and with the Catholic Christian lesson of following Jesus in times of life or death situations.The only thing that bothers me is that Allie is a little mean, but if you rea [...]

    9. DecentDecentthe " catholic" element could have been left out it didn't really add any depth to the story. it almost confused the story. I enjoyed the characters though so I will finish the series.

    10. This is a really interesting book for young Catholic girls. It was quite approachable and neither preachy nor irreverent, as seems to be a prevailing issue in books like these. I definitely recommend for a thought-provoking look at Catholicism in the real world.

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