Sunday, October 11, 2015

Six compelling 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:
Conviction, by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Braden Raynor has had two constants in his life: baseball and his father, a Christian radio show host who’s just been arrested for the vehicular manslaughter of a police officer. With the latter awaiting trial, Braden is put in the custody of his estranged older brother, Trey, who would just as soon see their father fry. But Braden’s feelings are nowhere near as clear-cut, and as the facts of both their lives and the night of the officer’s death unfold, leading up to Braden’s testimony, his head, heart, loyalty, faith, and future are all put to the test. Incredibly thoughtful, compelling, honest, and complex, this is hands-down one of the best debuts I’ve read this year.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue