This is a easily read young adult novel. The story resonates with AConnecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court but, and a big but, this story should appeal to the young adult reader. Jim Young is catapulted into a medieval style of world that is in need of a new king. He brings with him the idealism and enthusiasm of the teen he is.
Neuendorf crafts a good group of characters that are likeable and possibly characters that teens may identify with. Note I said may because having been a school counselor of teens I doubt anyone can unequivocally nail down what teens are feeling. I think the author provided a character that has the foibles expected of a teen but also provides a character that has laudable goals and who lands on his feet under extenuating circumstances.
Christianity is brought up as a factor in Jim's identity but there is no proselytization involved.
I recommend the book and look forward to the sequel.
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