About the Book:
Sydney is a straight-A student heading to college on a scholarship, and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve an LDS mission. But their dreams are shattered on the eve of their high school graduation when they find out that Sydney is pregnant. Separated, they must both trust in God as they search for the worth they once found in each other.
About the Author:
Stephanie Connelley Worlton pursued a degree in Architecture before turning her creative energy towards other forms of artistic expression including writing. Through her many associations with youth, Stephanie felt prompted to channel her own experience as a teenage mother into a work that might open the eyes of understanding, break down stereotypes, cause youth to reevaluate their relationships, and ultimately provide hope for those in the trenches of an unplanned pregnancy. Aside from the busy schedule she keeps as a wife and mother of four, Stephanie enjoys interior design, gardening, carpentry, painting, and being involved with the youth of our rising generation.
This is a must read for every teen, boy and girl, as well as their parents. Stephanie Worlton hits a home run with this amazingly told story. The characters are vivid, the plot line gripping and the power of God’s love through out.
This is a story of two teenagers, both members of the LDS church, and the consequence they are left with when they let desire and passion over rule during one night together. Faced with the very real issue of teenage pregnancy, Alex and Sydney have to come to terms with their actions.
This story is one of love, forgiveness, understanding, longing and hope. Through Ms. Worlton’s words, I saw life through both Alex AND Sydney’s eyes. I felt their turmoil, I felt their heartaches and happiness. It was as if I was living the lives of Alex and Sydney. While I can get lost among the pages of fantastic novels, it takes a truly moving, phenomenally written story to capture me to the point of me living as the characters for a time.
I highly suggest this novel to everyone. It’s moving. Very emotionally moving. You will smile some, but you will cry more. Though captivating and a fast read (you just get so lost in the pages, before you know it you’re at the end), this is not a light read, and it’s one that should be wholly savored in the end. The message is powerful, the circumstances extremely real in today’s society. I definitely give this book 5 Books and it’s on my forever reading list. I can’t wait for more work by Ms. Worlton.
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