Author: Chelsea Vanderbeek
Genre: YA Christian Fiction
Sabine is a budding poet who was practically born with a pencil in her hand. Though her intelligence and maturity far surpasses that of those around her, she lacks the confidence and social graces to come out of her shell.
She’s been forced on numerous occasions in the past to slip inside the glass double doors of Hilltop Baptist Church. The youth group was her mom’s idea, really. A shot-in-the-dark way for Sabine to try and make some wholesome friends in a wholesome place. Not that it ever worked out—at least she was usually able to make it out with minimal negative attention as her plain-old invisible self.
This time was different. She always hoped it would be different, but not like this. When Sabine decides she’s had enough of this life, she ends it and becomes more visible than she’s ever been before. Is it possible she wasn’t as forgettable as she once thought? The only way to find out is to watch the aftermath unfold, and no matter the outcome, she can’t do a thing about it. No one can…
…or can they?
Review: Sabine is a budding poet who lacks the confidence and social grace to come out of her shell, and connect with others around her. While she tries, even by joining the Hilltop Baptist Church youth group, her attempts ultimately seem to fail, and then she makes a choice that will change everything. This book is amazing. I loved the characters, Sabine most of all. It's raw, realistic, and every teen should read this.