Melissa Walker does a beautiful job of depicting a 16-yr.-old Pastor’s daughter’s struggles of making her faith personal in Small Town Sinners. This is a teen romance novella but also a book that explores faith, religion, friendship and love. The story centers around “Hell House” which is a church production done around Halloween as an evangelistic outreach—sort of a “Christian” haunted house alternative. I think teens would enjoy it and find it thought-provoking. It primarily focuses on drama and teenage pregnancy while touching on domestic violence, homosexuality and suicide.
I liked this book okay but think teens would like it more than I did. Although Lacey is the main character, my favorite character was Ty, her boyfriend. I liked that there were no sex scenes in this book and thought it was well written.
(Karen's review 11-10-11)
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