I do not read a lot of fiction. I only read fiction if it comes HIGHLY recommended and this book did. A couple of weeks ago Stefne Miller came to our church to speak at a girls retreat and I had never heard of her before this retreat. I had people ask me if I had read her books because people know I read a lot. I always said I didn’t really read fiction. The day of the retreat I was at the church helping out and met Stefne Miller with another friend of mine. She was totally normal. Which made me want to read her book to see how her normal comes off the page.
The reason I don’t read fiction is because, frankly, I consider most of it a waste of my time. If I cannot learn something from a book why am I reading it? After I had several grown women tell me to read this book I finally asked around and someone loaned a copy to me. I wasn’t going to pay money for it if it wasn’t any good–then I’m wasting time and money. Now, I wish I would have bought it because then I could let someone else borrow it and just pass it around. I have so many good things to say about this book it’s hard to put them all together in sentences that make sense especially since I don’t want to give away too much of the story.
First up, it is not some lame-o chick-lit book. There is a little romance but the bulk of the story revolves around two people who live extremely different lives but discover they are not that different. I know, that sentence makes it sound like every other chick-lit book out there. But this story also touches the nerve of Kony. You heard me. As in, #KONY2012. It dives right into abuse against women and children, the war in Northern Uganda, etc. When you finish this book you will remember the entire story because it is not like any other book you’ve ever read.
I can’t wait for more people to get their hands on this book and tell others about it because it will prompt you to do more and think differently. So, what are you waiting for? Go get it! Go straight to the author’s website and order it now!