Thursday, March 12, 2009

Daisy Chain

Author: Mary E. DeMuth
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-27836-8
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary

Defiance, Texas is picture perfect. Nothing exciting ever happens there. Fourteen year old Jed Pepper is the preacher’s son, and lives in the perfect American family. A dad, a mom, and a little sister. His best friend is thirteen year old, Daisy Chance.

That day everything changed. Jed and Daisy met at the old church, where they talked. But Jed was running late, and even though his father was a preacher, he was also abusive. So, Jed left Daisy to run home, so he wouldn’t be late, and cause problems. But Daisy never went home. Instead, Jed later found her shoe…and then her sock…but no Daisy.

Was a kidnapper living in their town? Or did Daisy run away from home to look for her father? Or had something terrible happened to the girl? Jed is determined to find out. Can this mystery somehow point to God?

DAISY CHAIN is a heartbreakingly real story to read. Filled with three dimensional characters, with believable quirks, it is hard to believe that anyone might be harboring a secret. I hated Jed’s father, and was so upset that he was the pastor in that town supposed to minister to others when he obviously had serious issues he needed to deal with. But then, none of the community was perfect. They all had faults, and quirks that made them more than just flat people on the page.

DAISY CHAIN is an emotion-packed story that will stay with the reader long after the last page is closed. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $15.99. 361 pages.

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Mary DeMuth said...

Thanks so much for hosting Daisy Chain on your blog! I so appreciate it!