Sunday, October 11, 2015

Six top YA examinations of faith

One title on Dahlia Adler's list of six compelling YA examinations of faith, as shared on the B & N Teen Blog:
Once Was Lost, by Sara Zarr

This is the final Zarr book on my to-read list, and there’s no question that an examination of maintaining one’s faith in the face of suffering is an extremely relevant topic in the realm of religion. When Sam’s mother lands in rehab and her pastor father is too busy with his own congregation to tend to her, Sam’s personal beliefs take a hit. And then a community-wide tragedy in the form of a girl’s kidnapping occurs, and Sam is left to wonder how anyone can believe in a divine power in a world where even those who are supposed to bestow human authority fail to live up to the task.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue