Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather - OPTIONAL

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather
, 406 pages. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020. $19

Language G (2 swears); Mature Content: PG-13 (nondescript sexual intercourse, extramarital affairs, STDs, menstrual cycles); Violence: PG-13 (a brutal beating) 



The friendship between four teenaged girls growing up in Nassau is tested and tried through the many difficulties faced by the girls individually, collectively, and by their families. The power of sisterhood and community prevails and proves to be the foundation they all need for success and security. 

This is a book that will appeal to young women because of the very real difficulties each character faces and strives to overcome. The story may be better appreciated, however, by adult women who have already traversed the rocky road of youth and know the power of friends, sisters, and community. It is difficult to keep each character straight, but regardless, the message is consistent and powerful throughout the novel. 

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