By Beckie Weinheimer
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670061525, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 15, 2007
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Kate was raised in the Holy Divine Churchit influenced everything from her homeschooling to her handmade clothes. But ever since her unbelieving fathers death last year, she has suspected that theres more to life than memorizing scripture.
Taking advantage of their move to a new town, Kateto her devout mothers horrorquits Holy Divine. She joins the cross-country team, wears shorts to public school, and even tries a traditional Christian church. As she struggles to come to terms with her fathers death and her mothers unquestioning beliefs, Kate discovers theres a big difference between religion and faithand that the two dont always go hand in hand.
Beckie Weinheimer earned her M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College. She lives with her family in Leesburg, Virginia. This is her first book.