Red Rain

by Aubrey Hansen
94 pages, Science Fiction
Reviewed by Grace P

Fun and exciting Christian novella.


When the government allows her to accompany her father to Mars, 17-year-old Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to Earth. But while searching for her deceased brother's belongings she discovers a hallway that shouldn't exist, and she is faced with a decision she doesn’t want to make – the choice between returning to Earth or destroying it.


Very high. Chemical warfare is addressed, with the good characters seeing it as barbaric and wrong. Philadelphia obeys her father at all times. The importance of staying true to convictions and never compromising is stressed throughout.

Spiritual Content

Overtly Christian. Philadelphia and her father pray and speak of God often. Bibles are a large part of the plot, and Scripture is frequently quoted.


There is an explosion in which some people are hurt, but not killed. One character threatens to kill Philadelphia. Violence towards Christians in the past is mentioned, but not described.

Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



Red Rain is a fast-paced and engaging novella, clean and Biblical, and delightfully polished, especially for being the author's first work. It is clean and appropriate for all ages, and should delight children, young adults and families everywhere.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 13+

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Average rating: 3 stars
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