Carolrhoda Lab (R), 9781467706971, 290pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
When Janine Collins was six years old, she was the only survivor of a suicide bombing that killed her parents and dozens of others. Media coverage instantly turned her into a symbol of hope, peace, faith--of whatever anyone wanted her to be. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of the bombing, reporters are camped outside her house, eager to revisit the story of the "Soul Survivor."
Janine doesn't want the fame--or the pressure--of being a walking miracle. But the news cycle isn't the only thing standing between her and a normal life. Everyone wants something from her, expects something of her. Even her closest friends are urging her to use her name-recognition for a "worthy cause." But that's nothing compared to the hopes of Dave Armstrong--the man who, a decade ago, pulled Janine from the rubble. Now he's a religious leader whose followers believe Janine has healing powers.
The scariest part? They might be right.
If she's the Soul Survivor, what does she owe the people who believe in her? If she's not the Soul Survivor, who is she?