Monday, 25 January 2016

book review: The Reluctant Hallelujah book review

The reluctant Hallelujah's synopsis doesn't give away much, or it didn't to me anyway. It's about Dodie and Coco whose parents are missing. They go on a road  trip with, one guy from Dodie's grade who she never paid attention to, two other young lads and a dead being. I used the word being because he's not really a person.

I knew religion would be part of the story, the cross on the cover is a big hint, so is the title. The cover is really lovely I think. Anyway I wasn't quite prepared Jesus' presence to be so strong in the novel.

I actually loved this novel! The author has balanced the views of religion really well in the novel, from a Christian, to complete atheists and someone whose questioning what's really out there. This is so different from anything I've ever read and is truly a refreshing change.

I'm really glad I decided to an Australian reads challenge this year because otherwise I think I would have forgotten to read this book, it had been on my radar when it first came out but things got in the way. I really enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it, however probably not for readers under fifteen. There is a lot of course language in this book

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