Google+ Reading Teen: Christian Fiction: The Masquerade (Becoming Beka) by Sarah Anne Sumpolec

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Christian Fiction: The Masquerade (Becoming Beka) by Sarah Anne Sumpolec

The Masquerade (Becoming Beka Series, Book 1)Since her mother’s tragic death, Beka Madison’s “good girl” image has been crumbling around her. She can’t let her family discover she’s not really a Christian, but her ragged emotions threaten to expose her. 

The Masquerade is an absorbing story of a teenage girl’s struggle with self-discovery and the revelation that truth brings freedom. First book in a new contemporary fiction series aimed at Teenage girls. Especially relevant for teens who say and do all the “right things”, but have not developed a relationship with Christ. 

The Becoming Beka Series features strong parental figures and real-life situations that teen girls will relate to. The Masquerade presents a Christian worldview on intense, contemporary issues such as grief, suicidal thoughts, foster care, and psychiatric treatment.

The Masquerade was a very moving book that took me back to my high school years.  The downward spiral that can become your life so quickly with just one lie is something a lot of teens can relate to.  Beka's fear of being exposed as a fraud leads to a life of lying, partying, and eventually such despair that she's not sure if she wants to go on living.  But Beka's family and a couple of really good friends, help her to see that there's more to life than what she's seeing now, and that God, and they, will forgive her no matter what she's done.

The Masquerade is a great read for anyone who is struggling with her faith, contemplating God, or just wants a good faith-based book.  Thank you Sarah, for sharing your faith, and for being a light to girls who aren't sure about God, or if they can ever be forgiven.

Sarah has a fascinating story about how she became a Christian and a writer.  Check it out here.
Sarah talks about bullying here.


Parents need to know:  There is no sexual content, language, or violence in this book, but there is some partying/drinking and Beka has some thoughts about suicide.  For more details, go to The Masquerade on Parental Book Reviews.


  1. Andye, I love your blog! I only occassionaly read YA lit, but I appreciate your goal here and I can tell you have a lot passion for this genre!

  2. Thanks for sharing this one. My cousin is always looking for faith-based books for her girl. I will pass your review on!

  3. This sounds good! I havent heard of this one before.

  4. Hey this is great! Christian teen fiction is so hard to find, I usually end up reading adult books but that's frustrating cause it doesn't apply to my life! Thanks for the help!

  5. Booklover,

    Have you tried Erynn Mangum's books? They're really good!


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