“Dark Sons” was sent to me by Blink – a division of Zondervan Publishing – free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.
“Dark Sons” is a Christian fiction novel, written by Nikki Grimes. I love the way the book is written almost like a poetry anthology. She writes from the point of view of someone from the Bible and her character. This is the second book I have read of hers.
In “Dark Sons” the characters are Ishmael and Sam. They are both dealing with the break-up of their parents and their families. Both of their daddies abandoned them. This book deals a lot with forgiveness. Ishmael had to forgive Sarah, Abraham, and his mom, Hagar, at times. Sam has to forgive his daddy, his step-mom, and even his mom, at times.
Just remember that this is written from Nikki imagining how it COULD BE, not exactly what the Bible says, so things may not be exactly how you remember them…Case in point, her Ishmael is a seventeen year old.
I do, however, recommend the book to middle schoolers and up. With all of the divorce and abandonment facing these modern days, I believe this book could help in healing and forgiveness.