Conviction

Conviction

eBook - 2015
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"A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2015]
ISBN: 9781484719435 electronic bk
1484719433 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC GILBERT
Characteristics: text file,rda
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MapleValleyEnumclawTeens Nov 29, 2016

Fantastic, dynamic characters that could not feel any more human. An intense read that brings up poignant reflections on faith, morality, and human resiliency. The strongest young adult book I have read this year! Also, a fantastic audiobook.

A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder.

Braden lives in the small town of Ornette, CA with his father, Martin Raynor who is deeply religious about two things, evangelical Christianity and baseball. Braden's dad used to have professional baseball aspirations, but an injury ruined that. Now he has a popular Christian radio show and is ... Read More »

Sixteen-year-old Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.


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Hankate20
Jul 27, 2017

Painful and heartfelt. This book was hard emotionally to get through (not gonna lie) but it shows how much reality can stink, what you'll do for the ppl you love, how messed up ppl can be and how some ppl never change no matter what happens or how hard it hurts.

Fantastic, dynamic characters that could not feel any more human. An intense read that brings up poignant reflections on faith, morality, and human resiliency. The strongest young adult book I have read this year! Also, a fantastic audiobook.

ellie_o May 06, 2016

This book is tough to read - the main character is faced with having to figure out what he stands for when everything he believes is turned on its head. From his religious upbringing (emphasized by his radio evangelist father) to his belief in loyalty above all else, he comes to realize that life isn't as straightforward as he thought. Has some possible triggers, but does a good job tackling tough topics without the judgmental tone that is often in YA.

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shayshortt
Oct 06, 2015

Conviction is much more introspective than action-oriented. It focuses on showing how Mart has taken his faith and used it to control Braden, who has been brought up to believe he must obey his father in order to be right with God. Braden is fiercely loyal to his father, unable to see how unfair it is that his father has turned his parental love into a burden of guilt.

Read my full review here: http://shayshortt.com/2015/10/06/conviction/

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shayshortt
Oct 06, 2015

Other: Suicidal ideation Alcohol abuse

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shayshortt
Oct 06, 2015

Violence: Familial violence

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shayshortt
Oct 06, 2015

“He leads me to the stand. I can’t look at my dad. Maybe he’s been wrong about a lot of things, but this is the one he got the most wrong: there are much lonelier places than a pitcher’s mound, and there are much deeper tests of who you are.”

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