My Rating: 4 stars
Sixteen year old Emma is angry at the world and God. Her parents are getting a divorce, she's always having to babysit her younger siblings, and she doesn't feel like anyone notices her or even cares. Her life is falling apart and she doesn't have anyone to turn to. She feels like God has forgotten about her too. Emma's friends and the upcoming school play are two things she has to look forward to in the new school year. When she lands a part in the play, she finally has something to distract her from everything going on at home. She now has a way to deal with the pain and hurt of her broken family and God begins to use the play to draw her near to Him. Will she trust Him and turn all the hurt, anger, frustration, and pain that she's been feeling over to Him?
Angry was a very quick read full of tension, drama, and real life issues. Teens can definitely relate to Emma and the struggles she has to deal with. Laura's writing style is perfect for her targeted audience. It's easy to read and understand. I just wish the book hadn't ended so quickly. In the last couple of chapters Emma asked God to take control of her life and everything was ok after that. Other than the unrealistic ending, it was a good book and I enjoyed reading it. I'd recommend this for older teens due to the touchy subjects it addresses like divorce, adultery, and alcohol. There's also a little profanity so parents might even want to read it before they give it to their teen, so they know exactly what it is they're giving them.
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(This book was provided for review by Navpress.)