“Angry” by Laura L Smith
“Emma is angry. She’s angry at her siblings, who she always has to baby sit; her parents, who are divorcing and ruining her life in the process; and herself for not measuring up to anyone’s standards.
With her simmering feelings ready to spill over at any time, Emma’s self-worth plummets. Her faith in God is tested in the face of overwhelming hurt that threatens to send her over the edge. Can she turn back in time?”
This is a really good book for teens. Quick and easy to understand yet gives you help through teen issues. The issue worked through in this book is “Anger”. Emma a junior in high school can’t wait for the school year to start, she auditioned for the school’s musical, “Les Mis”, plus she wants to get out of her house where her world has been turned upside-down.
Emma’s dad has left the family for another women, and her mom started drinking. Emma’s fuse is short and she is yelling at everyone and is angry with the world and with God.
I see a lot of myself in Emma. I have a short fuse, but I also have been turning myself around and trying to rely on God more, which is hard. Emma had to learn this same lesson.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book and how short the ending was. She asks God to take control of her life and everything is ok. But over all the book was really good and it was hard to put down. Laura L Smith, the author, has a few more books that fit into the teen category that I would like to read. I like her writing style, it’s easy for me to understand and has a good story line.
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