The Penny is an intense story about "what nice people don't talk about." It centers on familial abuse, touches on racism, extends into healing, and focuses on God. Its written in a simplistic style that makes you love most of the characters because you're taken into their inner world. And you can relate. A shorter book, but a timeless message of overcoming worldly destruction because of God's love.
This book is VERY WELL WRITTEN, however, it's not really for my age group (18-20's). It's more of a preteen book, and the spiritual lesson in it is not that deep, but it was still an enjoying read. The prose was perfect, as well as the pacing. I just don't find it applicable to my life, but new Christians, or non-Christians, would. My only problem with it was that that the cover had a very deep rip in it, though it wasn't too large