Beyond the Western Sea by Avi
I haven’t ever really expected to like a Christian novel. Generally I’m not fond of every other page spouting off religion-and this certainly does that. But Avi is a wonderful writer, and the characters are so real and lifelike that they seem to be there before your very eyes, playing out their stories. There are bad guys who actually act like bad guys, and poor unfortunate souls who keep getting lost and turned around and generally just having bad luck.
I really love this book, and I’m glad I own a copy, because it’s a fantastic read, and I’m going to look and see if there are more books by this author at my local library.