Friday, April 22, 2011
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
This fiction author handles a tough controversy very well. Mena has grown up in a religious community. She has a personal relationship with God, even if her preacher has targeted her because she dared to apologize to a gay boy who tried to commit suicide. She's ostracized from her church friends and even her parents don't want to deal with her. When her Biology teacher opens her eyes to evolution, Mia struggles with how to fit the scientific principles into her own religion. But she manages. And she even manages to find a family to befriend, and a cute boy to like. This is still a chick lit book, but the handling of the evolution/creationism/intelligent design theory rocks. A must read for faithful believers in church and science.