Adelaide Piper by Beth Webb Hart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"Adelaide Piper" by Beth Webb Hart is the coming of age story of a young woman. We see her intense wish to leave her small southern town and follow her to college where her idealism is shattered by the "Lord of the Flies" atmosphere--not at all what she expected it to be.
Even her acceptance of Christianity doesn't take root very deeply as various tragedies of life begin to overwhelm.
This is a book that, in spite of its inclusion in the "inspiration" genre, does not candy-coat the reality of living away from the only home you've ever known for the first time. The take-away message that "there's no place like home" comes across as realistic rather than saccharine.
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