Although I did like the first installment of this series (reviewed here in 2014, #21) a bit better I thought this a good read. Terry is struggling with his faith and is in full fledged rebellion. But the amusing part of it is that his friend (from the previous book) who's father is the town atheist and has raised him that way, is all of a sudden asking all sorts of questions which is forcing Terry to answer and revisit the faith of his own upbringing. I found that part of the story quite appealing and realistic as a lot of teenagers face rebellion and questioning and finding their way in making faith their own and not just their parent's. Secrets are coming to light in the town of Grace and once again Terry is faced with doing the right thing or keep more secrets. With what happened to him when a youngster you'd think the decision would be automatic but it gets more complicated. And once again, Terry finds himself choosing to keep something that isn't his and seeing his whole life turning upside down for it. I found Terry's 18 year old character a bit immature in his thinking and actions. I had to remind myself that his character was actually 18 and about to graduate quite a few times throughout the story. I literally wanted to tell him to grow up at times. I did enjoy the narration of the story through his perspective, though. His mother's story was heartbreaking and you could see the confusion such an illness brings into the family. It was a good exploration of both young and mature faith, legalism, facing illness, and broken trusts and finding grace in unexpected places.
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