Feb 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Saving Maddie

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection is Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson with an anticipated release date March 9, 2010.

Joshua Wynn is a preacher’s son and a “good boy” who always does the right thing. Until Maddie comes back to town. Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor of Joshua’s church, and his childhood crush. Now Maddie is all grown up, gorgeous—and troubled. She wears provocative clothes to church, cusses, drinks, and fools around with older men. Joshua’s ears burn just listening to the things she did to get kicked out of boarding school, and her own home.

As time goes on, Josh goes against his parents and his own better instincts to keep Maddie from completely capsizing. Along the way, he begins to question his own rigid understanding of God and whether, as his mother says, a girl like Maddie is beyond redemption. Maddie leads Josh further astray than any girl ever has . . . but is there a way to reconcile his love for her and his love for his life in the church?

From Goodreads

How incredibly interesting does that sound?! I tend to enjoy YA books which contain religious/spiritual growth for the teens characters as I think it is a key element to maturity. One must turn inward and face oneself before dealing with the outside world. Both Maddie and Josh contain a lot of potential that I am hoping will be well-rewarded. What are you impatiently awaiting?


PolishOutlander said...

I saw this somewhere recently online and it sounds fascinating! Great pick!

swiggett said...

That sounds like fun! Looking forward to it!

Girl on a Mission said...

I haven't read much YA Christian Fiction, and this one looks good! I'll definitely look out for this one.

Morgan said...

It does sound very interesting! And I absolutly love the books about when people who have left come back (Ex. The Dark Divine)-so hopefully Saving Maddie will be good.