Monday, June 1, 2015

The Air We Breathe

The Air We Breathe
by Christa Parrish

Genre: Christian Fiction

Synopsis:  Molly Fisk needs the courage to face her fears  What she finds instead is a most unexpected friendship.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Fisk does not go outside.  For so long she has run away from a moment long in the past, but she's not running anymore.  She's hiding.  Ruled by anxiety, she can only stare out the window of the tiny tourist-town museum she and her mother call home, longing to go outside-to maybe take a walk with the cute boy who works in the pizza place across the street.

Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew years ago changes everything.  Back then, Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell.  Only in the unique friendship she struck up with a little girl-a silent girl who would only talk to Claire-did she see the possibility of healing.  But one day the girl and her mother vanished, their house left abandoned.

What happened that drove them away?  And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding life anew?
from the back of the book

Review:  From the description on the back of the book, I did not know this would be a Christian fiction book.  The story line was quite compelling and intriguing so I had to read the whole thing to find out what happened to Molly and if/how she healed.  At first I thought the Christian overtones weren't too heavy and you could overlook them but then it got much more preachy.  It's hard to tell you about the book based on what the synopsis has left out without giving too much away.  There were some flaws though.  The Molly's mom didn't seem understanding of Molly's situation nor did she seem to help Molly after the trauma that occurred and I don't think that is how a mother would have reacted.  There also seemed to be superfluous parts of the story that didn't seem to fit and were far fetched and made me roll my eyes.  There were times that I just needed to skim and skip over parts so I could get on with Molly's story.

Rating: 3 stars

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