This book really caught my attention. It is raw and honest. I could not put it down until I finished. I have never read a book that deals so honestly with feelings, not only around the issue of racism, but also of religion, relationships, living Christlike lives, and mercy and grace. I am sure there will be people that feel offended by the honesty, but it is real. You can close your eyes to reality, but that does not change it.
I felt challenged to look at my life at many different areas.
After a few pages I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue reading but decided there was something much deeper happening in this story so I read the entire book. This book is about two young individuals who decide they don't want to follow in their parents' faith. They step out to find the truth of the gospel for themselves. The story is very real and the author holds nothing back. So yes, it is a great story - just a little too uncomfortable for me but I applaud the author for tackling the issues of racism and sexuality.