-Rivers of Judah
This is my favorite YA book. I read it when I was in my early teen years and have read it multiple times since – it’s the most worn book I have! It’s a short book, and easy to read, from the perspective of a 15 year old girl, Rebekah. Her father is an associate pastor at their church; the church that just got a new pastor. She makes friends with the pastor’s three children, but as she and others in the church begin to get to know them, they realize that the family is hiding something from their past and becomes determined to find out what it is. Rebekah struggles with trusting Judah, the oldest son who the mystery seems fixed upon, but can hardly control her own curiosity – eventaully the truth comes out and the church faces some very difficult issues which cause the Pastor’s future to hang in the balance.