Converting Kate (Hardcover)

By Beckie Weinheimer

Viking Juvenile, 9780670061525, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2007



Kate was raised in the Holy Divine Churchit influenced everything from her homeschooling to her handmade clothes. But ever since her unbelieving father's death last year, she has suspected that there's more to life than memorizing scripture.

Taking advantage of their move to a new town, Kateto her devout mother's 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 father's death and her mother's unquestioning beliefs, Kate discovers there's a big difference between religion and faithand that the two don't always go hand in hand.

About the Author

Beckie Weinheimer earned her M.F.A. in writing fromVermont College. She lives with her family in Leesburg, Virginia. This is her first book