|Author First Name:||Cindy|
|Author Last Name:||Martinusen-Coloma|
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|Target Age:||14 and up|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Issue: Spiritual:||Identity in Christ|
|Summary:||Participating in the film club seems to bring everything back together, like a missing puzzle piece in her life.|
But even that can't erase all the stuff in life. Her parents' divorce, the re-marriage of both of them to someone else. The move. The split of their family. The loss of her old friends. The difficulty of making new ones. The tug-of-war between home and home.
Ruby is hurting, big time. She doesn't say it, but she shows it. She doesn't know who she is or who she's supposed to be. The film club helps a little with that, but it doesn't solve everything. Only God can do that, but Ruby isn't sure about turning that direction.
|Extra Notes:||There is so much not resolved in this book. Ruby's faith seems to almost be a side issue for her, like it's something to turn to when the author needs to fill in a gap somewhere. It's not her world and doesn't seem to become her world. The solution is to try to fit in and still have a good relationship with her best friend from her first home. But we know that can't remain a solution. There's too much going on. The book hints that maybe she'll have a relationship with the guy she likes, but even that is just hints. This book simply portrays a girl's hurt over her parents' divorce without actually offering alot of answers. Kaden does offer some in his conversation with her, but it isn't followed up on in the book.|