Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen

Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen (Atheneum, 2005). Jocelyn loves Gabe, loves Benny, but Father Warren sees her as a demon child, a temptation, in league with Satan, all bad. Or is that just a diversion from his own agenda and manipulations? Ages 12-up.

My Thoughts

A riveting look at passion and judgment, hypocracy and innocence. Jennifer offers a compelling read, packed with emotion, searing with suspense, shame, and a godliness where blame is cast. As heartbreaking as it is lovely.

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