A story about how a girl – a girl like you & me – finds God.
Here’s what girls like you & me are saying about Lu.
This is the book for all the girls out there who are no longer eating the spoonfuls of Christianity or philosophy or life lessons from their parents, but actually claiming their faith as their own, and trying to figure out what that means.
Lu is real. While none of us can claim to have lived this fictional character’s journey, there are parts of her in each one of us — the snarkiness, the doubt, the curiosity, the genuine desire to find meaning and purpose… and the persistence to not give up until she does.
It’s unlike any other Christian fiction book I’ve read: deep and thought provoking, yet witty and laugh out loud funny. Lu describes so well what it is like to feel broken and bereft, to search for meaning, and to realize we can’t save ourselves.
While the book does fall into the category of Christian fiction, Beth’s approach is not heavy-handed. She works her Scriptural references deftly into the plot, balancing them with Lu’s skepticism and wit, and her Christian characters are not the “holier-than-thou” saints which cause many to disparage the entire genre.
One of those books you stay up until 3 am to finish because you just can’t put it down. Then, you read it again, at a leisurely pace, and appreciate all the details you missed in your first read–the new revelations of Lu’s character, a relatable girl with big dreams confronting real life.
Lu grabs your attention, comes to life, and makes you not want to put the book down! I found myself pulling for Lu while at the same time relating to her and my own life experiences.
A drama of true life and how God’s Word shows us that we’re all falling from unfulfilling ditch to failed ditch, seeking our own way through life, all to satisfy the hunger that sits deep inside, until we realize that Jesus is the only one that can permanently and completely satisfy that deep longing.