Wishful Wednesday, 20 October
Today I wish I could grab a quite unusual book – “Hope in Patience” written by Beth Fehlbaum. The book is unusual because of its topic – it deals with very serious (and sad) matters happening unfortunately to some young people nowadays. Here is an excellent summary, wrote by Larwal the Librarian (her full review of this book you can find clicking here):
Finally out of her step-father’s house where she suffered through years of sexual abuse at his hands, Ashley is adjusting to life in Patience, Texas. In Patience she has a father, a real father, who wants to protect her, a step-mother who doesn’t see her as “the competition,” a little brother who will play his video games so loudly that he entire house shakes, and a therapist who refuses to let her wallow in her past. Basically, she has a chance at a normal life. But with the coming trial against her step-father, her own flashbacks, and a seriously misguided rumor mill threatening to drag her down, Ashley may never be able to focus on the “normal” problems she should be worrying about at her age: her last place status on the cross-country team, a group project with one of the most uncooperative group members ever, and whether or not a certain boy can look past everything else going on in Ashley’s life and just like her.