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Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife and mother who serves the Lord with joy. But Rachel is curious about the world her family has turned away from, and increasingly finds that neither the church nor her homeschool education has the answers she craves. Rachel once found solace in her beliefs, but now she can’t shake the feeling that her devotion might destroy her soul.


 "An engaging, illuminating, but never sensationalized portrayal of one plucky teen’s self-discovery and pulling away from a controlling, restrictive(and real) religious movement."

― Kirkus Reviews

 

“This thoughtful, character-driven study of one girl's struggle to reconcile her strict, conservative Christian upbringing with the modern secular world is an exceptionally nuanced treatment of religious choice.”

― Booklist, starred review

 

Amelia Bloomer List Top Ten selection, an American Library Association list that honors books with significant feminist content intended for for young readers

 

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