Published: November 8th 2011 by Flux
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After a humiliating "sexting" incident involving a hot and popular senior, seventeen-year-old Dylan has become a social outcast—harassed, ignored, and estranged from her two best friends.
When Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she's fascinated by their old-fashioned conversation themes, like practicing submission to one's future husband. Blogging as Faith, her devout alter ego, Dylan befriends Abigail, the group's queen bee. But growing closer to Abigail (and her intriguing older brother) forces Dylan to choose: keep living a lie or come clean and face the consequences.
Wow. just wow. A compelling contemporary YA book.
I dont even know where to start with my review. After I finished reading this book, my jaw's aching because I was trying to hold my tears back. It's not because it was horribly horribly sad, but something touchy and inspiring. Jossie Bloss did a great job writing a wonderful story. The originality of the concept was just refreshing. She created characters with two different perspectives/beliefs in life but somehow managed to pull it out together neatly, and I have enjoyed it thoroughly.
The story was so intriguing and absorbing that I couldnt put it down. The story includes beliefs, religion, family firiends, forgiveness love etc. I guess some of you would think this is not the book for you or youd be weary picking this book up, since I mention religion up there. But as long as your open-minded with this kind of stuff then you will be alright. I'm just glad I came across this book, I never thought Id enjoy this book so much. I was all giddy with excitement and nervous, when Dylan faked Faith. I grew loving Dylan or Faith after all those stupid things she'd done and what she've been through, shes a very loveable character. Dylan - after making a couple of bad decisions, a sexting scandal and had put her family in shame- found herself pretending to be someone else. She faked her identity, she became Faith. What Dylan did was really gutsy and ... scary. And then she met Asher, Abigail's brother. I was like how screwed up was she?
I thought the ending was so good yet sad in a way. I wanted resolution and not just an indication of what could have happen after. But I loved FAKING FAITH. And I hope you will enjoy this incase you happen to pick this book up one day.As much as I want to tell you more about this book, Id have to stop here. This could be in a movie I guess it would be a really good one. I recommend this to everyone.
I love this quote:
Because you fight it out, and stumble, and write bad poetry, and pick yourself up again, and at the end, hopefully, someday youre sitting with your kid on her bedroom floor, talking about how you screwed everything up too.