Monday, April 19, 2010


SAVING MADDIE, by Varian Johnson (Delacorte 2010)(ages 14+). Seventeen-year-old Joshua Wynne is a preacher's son -- a "good boy" in a small town in South Carolina where everyone knows him. But when his childhood friend and (apparently) bad girl, Madeline Smith, returns to town, his faith, intentions, and virginity are tested.

Can he bring back the old Maddie while keeping faith with God and his parents, when he doesn't know who he is himself?

Told in a strong first-person voice, SAVING MADDIE is an elegantly written, non-preachy novel of redemption, intercession, and the courage of faith.

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