Sunday, January 17, 2010


I just finished Fish Out of Water by Abby Nye. In this book the author discussed her experiences as a Christian student in a secular college. The topics she explored were tolerance, indoctrination and the political correct. The author supplied examples of her everyday occurrences while on campus. The use of emails written throughout the book showed that she was not alone and other students on the campus had the same difficulties.

I especially liked the part when her professor gave Abby a low mark on a paper because he disagreed with her viewpoint because she had written about her Christian views on the subject. He had said that they should write from their own viewpoint. She was upset about the grade and pursued it further. She never did get a better grade, but the professor viewed her differently in the future.

I asked my mother about her experiences in college. My mother attended a Catholic college and she does not remember having the same issues that Abby faced. I feel that this book would be very useful when entering college. I am aware that the information discussed is based on the opinions of the author and some people may not agree with her ideas. I am presently in high school and I will pass this book on to one of my Christian friends who is attending college in the fall. This was an impressive book. Although the book was written in 2005, the information is still very useful. Very good job Abby!

I received a copy of this book from New Leaf Press to review and did not receive any compensation for the review.


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