Friday, November 28, 2014

Hit - Book Review

Mr. Haddings is a 21-year-old student teacher at Sarah's school, and 18-year-old Sarah has a major crush on him. She thinks Mr. Haddings likes her, too, and so she writes him a poem to express her feelings. But on the way to school that rainy morning, Sarah is hit by a car. Haddings' car with Haddings behind the wheel.

The rest of the story follows the next three days of recovery for Sarah and restitution for Haddings. How does one come to terms with what happened and find the good in the bad and the ability to forgive?

This was a pretty fast read told both from Sarah's and Haddings' points of view. At times, I didn't feel that some of the dialogue was very natural. It felt kind of stilted, like a bad play.

But the gist of the story is a good one with slight Christian undertones. Nothing overpowering, just reinforcing the importance of grace and not holding onto negativity. This is a YA novel, which I didn't know going in, and I think it has more of an appeal to middle and high schoolers, although the message is appropriate for everyone.

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