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Saving MaddieSting especially when we see how she s still spiritual but disconnected from organized religionI fortunately grew up nonreligious and far from my strict Southern Baptist grandparents but every time we visit them all the things I m supposed to do to Be a Good Christian Girl really press on me and there are than a few things we re barred from talking about on my grandparents property The setting of Saving Maddie is about ten times lighter in the pressures but the essence of it is still there and gives readers who have grown up in religious settings or who have religious family something they ll recognizeSaving Maddie does recognize that Maddie isn t someone who needs to be saved but allowed to find her own way as she sees fit but Maddie is the only vaguely memorable thing about the novel I finished it literally twenty minutes ago and have already started forgetting things This novel is a slice of life piece with little development They can be good and memorable but when they re like this they leave you thinking So what It s a snapshot of someone s life journey and that s nice but why does it matter enough to warrant a novel There s nothing of real depth here to justify itRead it Don t read it There s really no recommendation here If you want slices of life or something that will occupy time without taking up space in your brain go for it This book felt so shallow the religion the characters the setting Also when I asked for this book at ALA it was on display the girl was like well if you want but I have to warn you it deals with religion Um okay Thanks for WARNING me What is Saving MaddieIt s a book about faith About finding your own faith About the reasons why make our choices About forgiveness and trying to look beyond others choice s into who they really areJoshua nows who he is He s the preachers son He s the leader of his church youth group He s proud that he doesn t drink and not ashamed to be a virgin Not reallyBut when Maddie his best friend from childhood moves back it s clear that she s no longer the preacher s daughter that he Sencillamente mindfulness knew The way she dresses and behaves is enough to show Joshua and everyone else in town that something happened to Maddie to turn her away from church lifeJoshua is asked to save herAnd in the process of course he falls for Maddie who is a mix of the girl henew and someone else completely She s not easy to save though and she makes him work hard to figure out what he really believes on his own termsThe book feels real the church community the interactions between Joshua and his parents Joshua s emotional upheaval about Maddie I believed all that As much as I didn t like all the language and fooling around amongst the high school crowd I believed that too I liked Joshua as a character because as one of those good No vine para quedarme kids myself Inow the desires that always lurk beneath the surface I like that sleeping around and getting drunk isn t glossed over or portrayed as a great idea and although I don t love reading about teenagers doing that stuff I obviously Helpful Paws know that they do and that allids will have to make choices about those issues at some pointI think what Johnson does with his book that interests me is that HE DOESN PAINT ANY OF HIS CHARACTERS AS doesn t paint any of characters as black or white no one is all bad guy or good guy Despite all of Maddie s choices you can tell that some level of faith is still there We all SHOULD look at the choices we make and be sure that we re doing what s moral because of our own relationship with God not just because our parents or the Bible tell us soLike my friend Melissa said in her review the book ends with hope which is a great way to end anything Joshua Wynn

son of reverend 
of Reverend P Wynn and First Lady Lily Wynn of Mount Calvary church is a seventeen year old Christian who lets his light shine He s president of the church youth group and a member of the choir He visits senior citizens at the Faith Nursing Home reg Favorite Funniest Lines You look like a chipmunk she said has she took the bottle from me You re supposed to drink it not store it for the winterReviewSaving Maddie was an interesting well written and uniue story full of religion finding your true self and romance between two preacher Antologia - Jose Hierro kids The story was very different than most young adult novels and had many entertaining characters Since I m not very religious I was a little hesitant to read a book with religion about a preacher s son and his best friend who is a preacher s daughter The author wrote the story so the religion wasn t such a strong element of the plot but was enough to understand the charactersIt was pretty interesting to read about a male protagonist in his point of view instead of a female main character like most of the YA books I ve read Joshua is described as the good guy but it s starting to define him which he starts to really dislike His best friend Maddie moved away when they were still children but she comes back many years later as a changed woman She has grown up and now does things he has never dreamed she would With Ma. To church cusses drinks and fools around with older men Joshua’s ears burn just listening to the things she did to geticked out of boarding school and her own homeAs time goes on Josh goes against his parents and his own better instincts to eep Maddie from completely capsizing Along the way. ,

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Deline back in town chaos stirs up Joshua s life She doesn t want to be changed and really hates her father who won t let her back home Her life is really screwed up but when Joshua and her start talking and become closer physically she finds herself changing Sex drugs and alcohol is brought up but it isn t shown to be cool and shows how teenagers are really faced with those issues Because of that I really liked how the story and the characters were very realistic I was intrigued by Saving Maddie so I m really interested in reading Varian s other YA novel45 stars I probably should have been thinking about what I was going to say to Madeline how I was going to lead her back to the path of righteous but all I could do was think of her lips Their color Theirtaste I had no doubt that Madeline Smith needed saving I just wasn t uite sure if I was interested in being her savior page 25How far would you go to save someone And at what point are you in It was extremely easy to identify with Joshua a trait that most teen books seem to be missing these days The author really draws you into Joshua s world showing that it isn t that hard to be the good id but when the good The World of Rome kid finally snaps it means that something really is wrongI loved reading about the friendship coming back together and the ways that Joshua was able to connect with his best friend again The parents drove me a little nuts because the author allowed you to like them before the characters pushed you awayEnjoyable characters enjoyable dialouge and a decent Christian message not the mass marketed one all euals a pleasurable book Joshua Wynn has grown up being an example for otherids The Wynn Boy He doesn t seem to mind too much except that he had to give up on his school s basketball team to lead the youth group and that everyone his age thinks he s some Finding Lauren kind of prude But even these things don t dampen his spirits and he works very hard toeep his reputation He has to he s Joshua Wynn the preacher s son a shining example of what is good and righteous and wholesome in the world 28 More like some The Marriage Clock kind of super hero than a real person don t you think It s not until Maddie comes back into his life that Joshua starts to object to the perceptions that other people have of him and the pressure that he is under from his parents and the community to do and be good And no he never liked that he gets left out of things because he s such a goodie two shoes that he s the guy otherids hide their beer from at parties but until Maddie comes along it s as though he didn t now he could be any different She opens up a world for him where he is not an extension of his father and his father s workNow I ve never been a PK but I was raised by one and I was definitely a goodie two shoes in high school who had friends at youth group than at school I think that Johnson has absolutely nailed that experience or at least mirrored mine The feelings and internal conflicts that Joshua goes through felt so authentic His struggle to reconcile what he wants to do with what he s supposed to do with what everyone else is doing was ongoing The lectures from his parents I m not mad I m disappointed the worst and the advice from his friends to just go for it the BIG it no less were so familiar And then there s Maddie who seems so much grown up experienced and figured out than Joshua Of course he falls for her There is definitely attraction involved but Joshua also gets one of those I want to be you crushes on herSaving Maddie is told from Joshua s perspective so we don t get to see the inner workings of Maddie s head Through her talks with Joshua however she becomes a fully realized and character Something that her talks with Joshua however she becomes a fully realized and complex character Something that up large part of Maddie and everyone else s problem with her is that she is no longer religious BUT she still has her faith This disconnect between faith and religion is something that a lot of teens struggle with not just PKs Without going into great detail or getting bogged down in theology Johnson makes Maddie an example of what it can mean to believe in God without participating in a specific religious tradition She still considers herself spiritual and a Christian but she doesn t go to church Joshua sees her spirituality acted out in her life rather than her Sunday attendance It s a less obvious way of teaching by example than the ind of life he has been living and while he may not change to be non religious like Maddie he definitely learns from her Seeing how she acts out her faith in what she does rather than what she doesn t do gives him choices for how he can show his And he finally does that by sticking up for MaddieI could go on and on about Saving Maddie there are at least half a dozen uotes left in my notes Johnson has done something wonderful here He s managed to capture the PK experience and the growing up at church experience so well And he s managed to do it in a way that I think will be attractive and relevant to readers who ve grown up without these experiences as wellBook source Philly Free Librar. He begins to uestion his own rigid understanding of God and whether as his mother says a girl like Maddie is beyond redemption Maddie leads Josh further astray than any girl ever has but is there a way to reconcile his love for her and his love for his life in the church From the Hardcover editio. ,

I have a feeling people may shy away from this book just because of the religious aspect Which is really unfortunate because I thought it was really awesome Yes it has a lot of religion in it but I think it is so much than that I think my biggest surprise which I should have realized from the description is that it s told from Josh s point of view It so rare that the guy in the story is the good character And Josh is way than good for a teen he s dang near saintly Josh s issue is that he s never stopped to think for himself He s grow up with God in the house and from a very young age has had the bible and it s message pounded into his brain It s amazing to watch him start to realize that not everything needs to be taken at face value I think it s appropriate for a teen to uestion their own religious beliefs They spend so many years thinking how their parents think it s only natural for them to realize they have a mind of their own It s not a bad things eitherI liked Maddie as well She has deep seeded reasons for being troubled And I was expecting her to be much worse than she actually was or maybe the author made her seem tame I liked that she made Josh uestion everything She wasn t trying to get him to go against his beliefs She just wanted to make sure he new what HE actually believed in I think if the story had an epilogue we would have learned she came back to the church She didn t need saved she needed to come to terms with what had been done to her both by others and herself I was floored by the way her father treated her and her mother allowed itSo if you can handle the religious aspect of this book I would highly recommend it 25 Saving Maddie by Varian JohnsonGenre Young AdultPages 231Acuired April 2011Book of Your Shelf NoWhy I have it Book BattleSeries NoMaddie and Joshua were best friends They understood each other they were both PK Preacher s Kids But then one day Maddie s family moves and they grow apart Five years later she returns but she is not the same person Maddie now Madeline has left the church and has uite a reputation as a bad girl Joshua is determined to bring her back into the church but finds that Madeline is opening his eyes and make him think about his beliefsThe story revolves around Josh trying to figure out what happened to Madeline in the five years she was gone that could change her so much She hates her father and the church but she won t say why As Josh tries to get Madeline to open up to him he finds her opening his mind Forcing him to think about his beliefs instead of blindly doing what he has been taught his whole life The two grow close and each of them learns so much about themselves in and each of them learns so much about themselves in process45 See of my reviews on The YA Kitten Diversity Rating 1 Tokenism Racial Ethnic 2 Maddie is specified as having brown skin everyone else is sparsely described and I see everyone as black but can t count my mental pictures without textual support UILTBAG 0 Disability 0 Intersectionality 0Books that involve Christianity and faith in it as a focus normally aren t anything I ll touch but once I saw it on the Bookseller s Recommendations table at my local BN and got a peek at its jacket copy something said READ ME READ ME READ ME I didn t buy it then because 17 was a lot for a book so tiny but then I found copies on Book Outlet that were signed and it was in my hands With me in a reading slump and looking for something uick this book got picked out as one of the shortest currently in my TBR pile Eh it was okay Wrong narrator thoughJoshua s name shouldn t be hard to remember since one of my cousins shares it but he s so bland he s hard to remember His faith and how he s full of other people s thoughts and ideas instead of his own are what characterize him most at first but then the novel goes on and girls start referring to him as one of the good guys While thinking about how his ex girlfriend and then Madeline called him a good guy because he didn t want sex and preferred an emotional connection he thinks the curse of the good guy strikes again p 78Yup our narrator is a Nice Guy His characters grows a little bit over the course of Saving Maddie and he starts to think for himself instead of letting others ideologies fill him up but pardon me for not caring when he tries to differentiate a slut from a good person after his character development has already happened A good person is a good person no matter how many people they sleep withMaddie really Madeline because she goes by her full name throughout the novel instead of her childhood nickname comes really really close to being the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope Y now the girl who sweeps into Town Change S A Guy change s a guy life and then disappears to move on to different pastures She avoids it because she s the most fleshed out character in the entire novel but she does the essential functions of the trope Anyone who dislikes that trope probably won t enjoy this book To be honest this novel should be in her point of view not Joshua s Her character and what she s been through is much intere. Joshua Wynn is a preacher’s son and a “good boy” who always does the right thing Until Maddie comes back to town Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor of Joshua’s church and his childhood crush Now Maddie is all grown up gorgeous and troubled She wears provocative clothes.


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    Varian Johnson × 0 Read review ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Varian Johnson (PDF KINDLE) [Saving Maddie] Õ Varian Johnson I have a feeling people may shy away from this book just because of the religious aspect Which is really unfortunate because I thought it was really awesome Yes it has a lot of religion in it but I think it is so much than that I thin

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Saving Maddie] Õ Varian Johnson It was extremely easy to identify with Joshua a trait that most teen books seem to be missing these days The author really draws you into Joshua's world showing that it isn't that hard to be the good kid but when the good kid finally snaps it means that something really is wrongI loved reading about the friendship coming

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Saving Maddie] Õ Varian Johnson See of my reviews on The YA Kitten Diversity Rating 1 – Tokenism Racial Ethnic 2 Maddie is specified as having brown skin; everyone else is sparsely described and I “see” everyone as black but can’t count my mental pictures without textual support UILTBAG 0 Disability 0 Intersectionality 0Books that involve Christianity and faith in it as a focus normally aren’t anything I’ll touch but once I saw it on the

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Saving Maddie] Õ Varian Johnson Joshua Wynn has grown up being an example for other kids The Wynn Boy He doesn't seem to mind too much except that he had to give up

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