Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t realif they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she’s not buying the idea that God’s got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del’s hometown, tiny Clemency, Texas. Overnight, news vans fill the streets and religious pilgrims start searching for God in the discount aisle of the grocery store.
Hell-bent on proving the so-called miracles are fake, Del convinces her best friend, Gabe, to help her find the truth. While Gabe’s willing to play detective, as a preacher’s son he’s more interested in finding evidence that supports the miracles. But when the whole town becomes caught up in religious fervor and even the late-night talk show hosts have stopped laughing and started to believe, finding the truth might cause more trouble than Del can handle. This novel is neither pro nor anti-religion, and will appeal to fans of contemporary YA novels that explore deep themes with an element of humor. The voice and characters are funny, strong, and full of heart. This is a book for anyone who loved Saved!
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
J. C. Davis checks all her food for funny pictures, but so far she’s only found an Eiffel Tower shaped Cheeto. It was delicious. In addition to writing, J. C. is an amateur photographer, runs a Harry Potter meet-up group and embraces all things nerdy. You can find her online at jcdavis-author.com. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, two kids, a pair of rowdy dogs, an incontinent cat, a hamster with a ridiculously long name, and two adorable hedgehogs who want to take over the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A wonderful debut about faith, grief, love and life, JC Davis covers so much ground in this debut novel -and manages it beautifully. Delaney Delgado is the perfect protagonist - skeptical, funny, and hurting far more than she lets on. The family relationships are well drawn and the complexity of her friendship/crush with Gabe feels just right. The descriptions of small town are spot-on. Funny, smart, with great dialogue, memorable characters, and a smart premise, this is a must read.