Friday, December 7, 2012

The Choice

The Choice by Robert Whitlow made for an interesting read.  The ongoing battle between "pro-choice" and "pro-life" is represented in this book, although through the eyes of a rather different protagonist: that of the teenage unwed mother.  Whitlow clearly makes the point that while some women choose to abort their babies, some women choose not to, and thus a choice is the fundamental basis regardless of belief.

Whitlow is a Christian author, and his Christian beliefs are woven skillfully into this piece of fiction.  The book was well-written and seemed very realistic.  I was given glimpses into the minds and hearts of a couple characters, in particular Sandy, the protagonist. The book is not simply about Sandy's choice and the consequences, good and bad that followed. It is about what happened years down the road for Sandy and for everyone whose life she touched. It is also about the prodigal found in every person.

Favorite quote: "Everyone is a prodigal in their own unique way." 

I would give The Choice three out of five stars.  It was a good read with some great food for thought.

Thanks to BookSneeze for providing a copy of this book to me free of charge in order to procure my review.  Please note that my review is original and any opinions expressed are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds intriguing! I don't think I've ever read any of his books.