The Vanishings by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye

This is the first book in a series that is based on the best-selling adult Left Behind series. The difference is that readers will see the Rapture and Tribulation through the eyes of four kids who have been left behind.

I’m a big fan of the Left Behind series and was interested to read this one geared for kids. I thought it was really, really good. I was impressed with how Jenkins and LaHaye were able to take the ideas from Left Behind and change their writing style to make it interesting and engaging for teen readers. I think they also did a great job with capturing teen characters that readers can see themselves in.

I continually struggle with finding books for teens that are engaging and will make them want to read for recreation in the midst of all the required reading they do for school. This book is a very quick read that would fit easily in a weekend afternoon, or perhaps over several nights during the school week. I think it is interesting enough to hold the attention of even the most resistant reader.

If you are looking for a great end times book for teens, this one fits the bill!

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