Laurel Shadrach's world may be a lot of things, but it's never boring. The last few weeks of her senior year are filled with gymnastics, parties, exams and family. She also has a renewed relationship with the love of her life - Branson Price, a perfect 10 score on balance beam, and a scholarship offer from the coach of the University of Georgia. But life topples Laurel's neatly stacked pyramid of plans. In a few tragic weeks, her ankle is sprained, her scholarship is rescinded, her brother's gambling addiction lands him in the hospital, Branson pressures her, and the ugliness of racism hits too close to home. Laurel has always clung to faith, but this jumble of tragedies has shaken her foundations. Will God prove himself good and kind even in the worst times life can offer? Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Laurel Shadrach is off to college in Georgia. There she meets Payton Skky, one of her new suitemates. As she struggles to adjust to the pressures of college, Laurel is confronted with difficult decisions regarding friend relationships, alcohol use, and staying pure with her boyfriend. Will Laurel choose to follow God or will she bow to temptations and peer pressure?
STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God's way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children. Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com.