The Mustard Seeds, by Karen Mueller Bryson, is a story of faith, hope and perseverance. You will follow 16-year old Elliot White on a journey involving his aunt, Amaryllis Long; a fourteen year old Navajo girl, Hope Lovejoy, fifteen year old Leopard Woolsey, Wallace Jones and Mustard Seeds.
I am 12-years old and quite enjoyed the book. Elliot and his friends form a band but they cannot find a place to perform. Their school’s principal, Mr. Winters, is willing to strike a deal. The kids work hard and accomplish a great feat, winning over Mr. Winters and performing at the school.
A few things bothered me about the book, however,
- Elliott’s Aunt Amaryllis seems to deviate from a more Protestant relationship with Jesus that I am used to.
- The teenagers deliberately hide the fact that they are raising money for the performance from Mr. Winters, which seems wrong to me.
Overall, I quite enjoyed The Mustard Seeds and would recommend it as a good book.
(We received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review.)