Cornerstonia is a children’s fantasy novel published in 2010. The book’s strength lies in the fact that in it, the author tackles a subject that I haven’t seen addressed in many Christian novels written for this age group. Divorce is a subject that affects many children, always with a negative impact. As such, a great need exists to reach out to these kids and help them grapple with the uncertainty and fear that they can experience.
The main character in Cornerstonia, twelve-year-old Vitzeli, is torn and distraught by her parents’ deteriorating relationship. When a car wreck places her in a coma, her dreams take her to the imaginary kingdom of Cornerstonia. There her inner struggles continue as she and her two siblings set out on a quest to find the healing water of the fabled Rose River to counteract the poison coursing through her parents’ veins.
Cornerstonia is a perfect fit for grade-school children — older kids will likely find it too elementary for their tastes. I do wish the book had been edited a little better, but the theme found in its pages of God’s healing power goes a long way toward compensating for the lack of technical finesse.
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About the Book:
Cornerstonia by V.M. Rosario
Publisher: Cornerstonia, October 2010
Paperback, 202 pages
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