Wednesday, June 13, 2007
What can I say? Oprah got here first, but I think this book was better than many of her picks have been. Ninah, the 15 year old heroine of this book is growing up in a born again Christian community led by her grandfather. Almost like a cult, the Church of Fire and Brimstone has tons of rules and discourages contact with outsiders. Ninah attends a secular school, but its her prayer partnership with James, a boy within the church that causes her to question the rules, and ultimately break the group wide open when she becomes pregnant (it's on the back of the book, it's not a spoiler!!!) Interesting, and a fast read.