Friday, September 19, 2014
The Edge of the World by Phil Callaway ~ Book Review
This fiction story is written by one of my favorite funny authors. It's his first fictional story and I think it was an engaging and sweet read. It is written in the voice of young Terry and you really get a young boy's view on everything from church, to school, to a young boy's first crush on the pretty girl at school, to the fun characters in the town and church that make up his small world. It takes a look at some pretty deep issues of faith and poverty, seemingly good circumstances and moral dilemmas and looks at them through the innocence of a young boy. The author made the mid century town come to life through Terry's telling and it was nostalgic and fun, sad and sweet all at the same time. There were many laugh out loud moments as the young Terry describes what he sees in truth and honesty without all the covering up that adults tend to do to keep up appearances. ltimately it's a book about God's grace and forgiveness, acceptance and belonging. I thought it was a great read.
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