Sixteen-year-old Kristen has had quite enough of following her evangelical parents’ copious rules. But although up to her neck in both disobedience and discipline, she, nevertheless, suddenly finds herself at the heart of a mystery more profound than anything her willful imagination could have conjured. A challenge so deep that it will affect not only her own fate, but that of the species itself. And, ironically, it will require all of the power of her remaining faith in attempting to overcome it.
A coming-of-age story in the widest and most important sense, Loewen’s characters will, at first, dismay and then inspire as we follow his plucky and precocious heroine and her intellectual beau straight into the abyss of life’s meaning in our own time.