SUMMARY é The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

Val Brelinski Ô 1 SUMMARY

An entrancing debut about two sisters exiled Who Slept PDFEPUB #188 by their parents when the eldest becomes pregnantSet in Arco Idaho in Val Brelinski’s powerfully affecting first novel tells the story of three sisters young Frances gregarious and strong willed Jory and moral minded Grace Their father Oren is a respected member of the community and science. The story centers around a super religious family named the Duggarrs the uanbeck s The oldest daughter Grace gets to go on a mission trip to Mexico When she returns she carries with her a little something extra from her trip Grace is pregnant She swears that an Angel came to her and that she is carrying a holy child This family is the type of family that an unwed mother is just not going to fly What will the neighbors thinkThere was to be no mixed bathing no circuses or bowling alleys or pool halls no card playing except Uno no dancing or movie watching no make up or pierced ears or flashy jewelry or immodest dress of any kind Men were to have short hair and women long and Joy was spelled Jesus and Others and then You The mother of the family just can t deal with any of it so she completely shuts herself into her bedroom with a washcloth over her face her normal behavior and dad decides on what is best for the family What is decided is that pregnant Grace and her 13 year old sister Jory will be moved out to a remote farmhouse and that is where they will stayThe story is told from Jory s point of view Sheltered her entire life from the heathen world Jory now has to go to the local highschool instead of the religious school that she has been going to all her life It s 1970 so culture shock sets in Jory makes friends with the elderly woman who lives next door and a man that drives the ice cream truck The only other person that the girls are allowed to have visit is their father when he brings them necessary supplies Grace begins to become even devout and Jory tries and point out the differences to her father but he turns a blind eye to them Fasting when she is pregnant shaving her hair off her head It s all to get her closer to her faithJory is a typical teenager who is slung into a whole new world so she begins to experiment with things that she has never had access to before Who can blame her She has little supervision I m surprised that she didn t get into much worse Her character does read as very real and I became attached to her voice in this bookYou see disaster coming but you hold your breath and hope for the bestThe next song is dedicated to a girl named Jory he said who s learning about life the way we all do the hard way Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review None of the people on my friends list had reviewed this book so I m again picking a review that I like to showcase It s found here

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Of the town There they prepare for the much awaited arrival of the baby while building a makeshift family that includes an elderly eccentric neighbor and a tattooed social outcast who drives an ice cream truck The Girl Who Slept with God Girl Who Slept PDFEPUB #196 is a literary achievement about a family’s desperate need for truth love purity and redemptio. The Girl Who Slept with God is beautiful story about the uanbecks a Christian family torn apart when Grace the eldest daughter returns from a missionary trip to Mexico impregnated by an angel The father an astronomer at the local college decides the best thing to do is send 17 year old Grace and her 14 year old sister Jory to live alone on a farm with an elderly neighbor looking in on them while he stays at home with his youngest daughter and his tranuilizer taking wife to keep up appearances in their religious community The relationships between the characters are excellently portrayed particularly that of Grace and Jory theirs is a strong uniue and oftentimes conflicted bond Adding to this family drama is the time period the 70s the world outside the protected home of the uanbeck s which reaches the sisters in their secluded farmhouse I loved this book The characters with all of their flaws are all too human and Val Brelinski writes so beautifully you accept them

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Professor at the local college Yet their mother’s depression and Grace’s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family whose The Girl ePUB #192 world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers she’s pregnant with she believes the child of GodDistraught Oren sends Jory and Grace to an isolated home at the edge. I loved this book and the people that live within it Brelinkski knows first hand about religious fervor and does a spectacular job relating how hard it is to fit in to the mainstream when your family s values are so narrow Having been raised this same way I easily related to Jory I WAS Jory in high school This is the type of book you can t wait to go back to and it s the perfect end of summer read that will have you spellbound


10 thoughts on “The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

  1. says:

    The story centers around a super religious family named the Duggarrs the uanbeck's The oldest daughter Grace gets to go on a mission trip to Me

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    35 starsI take exception to the part in the description of this book that calls this a seemingly perfect family This family seemed to me anything but perfect from page one I have recently read some books about dysfunctional families with uestionable parenting Among them The Children's Crusade and Everything I Never Told You This is right up there with them in depicting the damage that parents can do to their ch

  3. says:

    That striking title sets the scene for an out of the ordinary coming of age novel set in a fundamentalist Christian family in Arco Idaho in 1970 The uanbecks renounce dancing movies alcohol and everything else that represents regular teenage life for thirteen year old Jory She and her sisters are sheltered from the world within their church and Christian school That sense of being set apart only grows stronger when sev

  4. says:

    Much has already been written about the plot and characters of this book a fundamentalist Christian family in 1970s IdahoDad is an astronomy professor at a small Christian college; Mom withdraws to her bedroom to nurse her freuent headachesdepression Oldest daughter Grace is zealously pursuing a missionary calling while seeking to outdo her

  5. says:

    I loved this book and the people that live within it Brelinkski knows first hand about religious fervor and does a spectacular job relating how hard it is to fit in to the mainstream when your family's values are so narrow Having b

  6. says:

    NOTE I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest reviewFirst the goodThis is an easy reading story with a like

  7. says:

    This is why i read Because sometimes some sweet delicious times a book like this falls in your lap and you never want it to end but you can’t put it down because you are learning and loving it so that it ends the next day

  8. says:

    The Girl Who Slept with God is beautiful story about the uanbecks a Christian family torn apart when Grace the eldest daughter returns from a missionary trip to Mexico impregnated by an “angel” The father an astronomer

  9. says:

    I won this through the First Reads giveawayThis was a very good book better than I anticipated The characters are

  10. says:

    Written with beautiful imagery this book is a haunting portrayal of one family's struggle with religion faith and tragedy

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