Friday, August 29, 2014

"Interrupted" by Rachel Coker

About this book:

  “Can love really heal all things? If Sam Carroll hadn’t shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept. Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie s heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Allie says many times that she does not believe in God, and her mother has told Allie that Christians are hypocrites (Later it’s said that Allie’s father said he was a Christian and when he left, her mom started hating Christians; “Mama hated Christianity, and she told me I should as well.”); When up on a hill, Allie writes that she feels closer to God and the heavens (Which she’s never told her mom as her mother does not believe in life-after-death); When her mother dies, Allie thinks “Are you in a better place, Mama? No, I don’t think you’re in any place at all. Christians are the crazy ones. That’s what you told me—there isn’t a God. There’s no one listening, no one who cares.”; Miss Beatrice tries to get Allie to go to church but Allie says “Mama says church is for the superstitious fools who don’t have enough guts to stand on their own two feet.” Miss Beatrice tries many times to witness to Allie and invites her to church; Allie wonders if her mother is a star now; Allie thinks back many times on what her mother said about Christians; Allie and Charlie talk a bit about God, Allie still believes that there’s no God and that it doesn’t matter Charlie says that you can’t be sure, not completely, “I guess we’ll never be sure until it’s over.” Allie then wonders if she could be wrong about God; Miss Beatrice does a long, detailed prayer which Allie overhears; Many Scriptures are quoted; Church going (semi-detailed); Bible reading; *Spoiler* Allie breaks down near the end and prays. She becomes a Christian after that. *End of Spoiler*; Many talks about God and finding comfort in His arms.

Negative Content- Minor Cussing including: an ‘oh my word’, an ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘jerk’s, two forms of ‘drat’, four forms of ‘darn’, five ‘gosh’s, and 13 ‘stupid’s; Allie curses herself once (“cursing myself”); Allie wishes that a boy would get drafted the tells herself that that was a cruel thought; Mentions of the war.

Sexual Content- Allie calls a boy a “gangly, feminized type”; Irene says her & Daniel want a baby but can’t have one, when Allie asks “Why didn’t God give you a child?” Irene says “Sometimes God doesn’t give us the answer that we want. But that’s no excuse for being angry at him.” {In my opinion, the ‘H’ should have been capitalize}; *Spoiler* Irene says her birth mother was a cabaret dancer & her birth father was “a rich banker with a love for pretty women.” *End of Spoiler*; A bit of love/romance of the end, no kisses though!

-Alycone “Allie” Everly, age 14 (then 18)
                                        First person P.O.V. of Allie
                                              Part 1 is Set in 1939 and Part 2 is Set in ’43-‘45
                                                        247 pages

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My personal Rating-
I liked “Interrupted”, it was really good! While I liked “Chasing Jupiter” better, I’m looking forward to reading Rachel Coker’s next book!

See y’all on Monday with another review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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