Friday, December 30, 2011
Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth
About the book (from zondervan.com):
The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance from a small Texas town in 1973 spins three lives out of control—Jed, whose guilt over not protecting his friend Daisy strangles him; Emory Chance, who blames her own choices for her daughter’s demise; and Ouisie Pepper, who is plagued by headaches while pierced by the shattered pieces of a family in crisis. In this first book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, fourteen-year-old Jed Pepper has a sickening secret: He’s convinced it’s his fault his best friend Daisy went missing. Jed’s pain sends him on a quest for answers to mysteries woven through the fabric of his own life and the lives of the families of Defiance, Texas. When he finally confronts the terrible truths he’s been denying all his life, Jed must choose between rebellion and love, anger and freedom. Daisy Chain is an achingly beautiful southern coming-of-age story crafted by a bright new literary talent. It offers a haunting yet hopeful backdrop for human depravity and beauty, for terrible secrets and God’s surprising redemption.
Daisy Chain is book one of the Texas Defiance Trilogy by Mary DeMuth. This is the second book by Mary DeMuth that I have read, the other is The Muir House and she is an author that I enjoy reading and will look forward to reading more from her in the future. Daisy Chain is the type of book that has a fast pace and keeps you interested in it. Though this is the type of book that when you get to the end you will want to go and get book two because this is a true series and each book does not stand alone on its own well. This is a book filled with real life, it is not a happy go lucky, feel good novel without much depth but if you enjoy dealing with real emotions and situations than this book is for you.
*I received this book from Zondervan for the purpose of the review.