Looking Down From Heaven

Children - Preteen
108 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Rufus, a child molester, murdered Emily and Sarah. God sent them back to Earth temporarily as guardian angels. Their mission was to protect the ones they love and to ensure Rufus was brought to justice.

While I did not totally agree with some of the theology in Looking Down From Heaven, I did find it an enthralling story. Looking Down From Heaven is a short tale of only 105 pages. I read this book in one sitting. I was more than a little teary-eyed at times and smiling at others. Sarah and Emily had distinct voices. When they threw rocks at Rufus, I was cheering them on.  Okay, so that might not be what we normally think of as angelic behavior, they were protecting others. Marion W. McKenney is an extremely talented author. Her style is almost conversational. She writes in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. I am not sure what group she was focusing on when writing this book. I would suggest upper elementary and middle school students would enjoy this book. Nevertheless, do not count out adults, they will find this a rewarding read also.