1.10.2013

The Air We Breathe By Christa Parrish

From the Back Cover From the author of Home Another Way, Finalist for the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for Fiction and Watch Over Me, Winner of the 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award for Fiction Molly Fisk Needs the Courage to Face Her Fears. What She Finds Instead is a Most Unexpected Friendship. Seventeen-year-old Molly Fisk does not go outside. For so long she has run away from a moment long in the past, but she's not running anymore, she's hiding. Ruled by anxiety, she can only stare out the window of the tiny tourist-town museum she and her mother call home, longing to go outside--to maybe take a walk with the cute boy who works in the pizza place across the street. Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew years ago changes everything. Back then, Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell. Only in the unique friendship she struck up with a little girl--a silent girl who'd only talk to Claire--did she see the possibility of healing. But one day the girl and her mother vanished, their house left abandoned. What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding life anew?
First off, what great character development and roundness! The author lets the reader deep into the heart and soul of the characters and we can empathize the hurt and know what Molly is thinking. The flashbacks to earlier times help pull this story together and we can see why Molly is the way she is. This book is more like a breath of fresh air letting us know that God is always watching over us and caring for us, even when we don't see him. Sometimes he sends someone to help us, right on time... Would definitely reccomend this book for someone struggling with hurt and the feeling that God has left them. It will certainly stir your soul and leave you fresh and new. I look forward to reading more from Parish!
I recieved this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review

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