Thanks to Michelle for sending me a copy of her debut novel, It’s Not About Me, which releases from Sheaf House in just a couple more days. You may remember I had an interview with Michelle recently. If you missed it, click here.
Now, for my review:
Michelle paints bold brush strokes in dealing with pre-marital sex, alcoholism, and the perils of pornography among the teens and young adults who inhabit this story. When an abhorrent tragedy comes to Annie Myers, her life is changed forever. In the aftermath, Annie becomes the center of a love triangle with an unusual twist—two brothers are both in love with her. Michelle’s straightforward, sometimes gritty, prose follows these young people through a gamut of moral dilemmas. The complications kept me turning the pages, riding the emotional rollercoaster with young Annie, Tony, and Dan.
With a liberal sprinkling of scripture, Michelle’s passion for young people and her Savior is evident. Her readers will be challenged to be bold in sharing the Gospel and generous in extending mercy.
Bonus: The first chapter of the sequel to It’s Not About Me is tucked in the back of the book. It will be interesting to see where Michelle takes the secondary characters of her debut book in this continuing drama.
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