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on August 29, 2009
I love all the Christy/Sierra/Katie books! This is by far the best yet. I had my doubts at first. Katie seems to fall prey to the world's way of living life and choosing her direction in life by those standards. And, it seems as though because of that, she has really matured. Yet, she has inner conflict about ending college and beginning her new phase in life. A surprise visit by her parents at this point was heart-warming. But then at the very end of the book, everything changes rapidly. In one way I was disappointed in the ending (while I was reading). As I reflected about the story longer I realized that Katie was listening to God, drawing on His power and strength to follow a direction in life greater than some worldly standard novel way... Then I realized Robin Jones Gunn had finally done it. She had shown how as we as humans always rely on our goals that we had set up. We find it odd or disconcerting when people change those goals. On the outside we tend to judge and diminish a person's frivolous new ideas, without even giving God the credit for the nudge in a different direction.
Enjoy the read!