Welcome to college. An avalanche of emotion hits Caitlin O'Conner as she lands on campus and begins to realize she's not in high school anymore--and the rules in this corm deal
are different, to be sure. Buried in coursework and far form her best friend Beanie, and the kids she grew up with, Caitlin must cope with her new roommate's bad attitude, manic music, and sleazy social life, Should she have chosen a Bible college like Josh? Maybe
...but how to survive
the year ahead is the big question right now!
Hang with the frazzled freshman for a year, and see how Caitlin handles her transition from home to On My Own. 263 pages. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
University life isn't what Caitlin expected. Her roommate Liz is hostile to her faith -- tormenting her with raunchy music and sleazy boyfriends. Worst of all, suddenly Caitlin doesn't understand herself anymore. Why has she regressed to being the shy, insecure girl she was in junior high? She doesn't even fit in with her new Christian fellowship group! Caitlin tries not to envy Josh and her friends at Christian colleges, but suddenly all she has are questions and few answers. In the story of Caitlin O'Conner's soul, this frustrating year is the most significant one yet, as the homesick freshman eventually remembers there is one companion she can always trust.
Melody Carlson is the bestselling author of more than seventy books for teens, women, and children with total sales over 1 million. She has two grown sons and enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking, skiing, and biking. She lives in the beautiful Oregon Cascade Mountains with her husband and Labrador retriever.