Hi Everyone! I hope you all have had a great week. Mine has been pretty hectic and I've been in a bit of a reading slump, sadly. To lift my spirits, I've looked to the future at what great books await me. Here's my pick for this week:
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
Tabitha and her four best friends all wear Purity Rings, symbols of the virginity-until-marriage pledge they made as tweens. Now the girls are fifteen, and their rings have come to symbolize not only their purity, but also the friendships and identities they've built based on their shared faith. Simmering tensions rise to the surface and the group is split apart when one of Tab's friends admits that she and her long-term boyfriend have broken the pledge. In the midst of the confrontations, betrayals, confessions, and revenge that follow, each girl is forced to reexamine her friendships, her faith, and what exactly it means to be pure.
Saving yourself for marriage is something I feel very strongly about, so I am excited to read this book and see how the girls work through it, seeing as it is an issue lots of girls find hard to deal with. Pure is to be released on April 7th 2009.