Sutton's debut novel is full of dramatic situations that mirror what young adults encounter regularly. The subject manner is mature -- it includes sexual pressure and alcoholism-- but the exquisitely written spiritual content shows the reader that redemption is available, no matter what the circumstances. The constant angst and drama may be a bit much for adult readers, but young adults should love it.

Annie Myers has it made. She has a great boyfriend of two years, friends, church, acceptance to college and a loving family. Yet in an instant, everything changes. Annie's life is shattered, and her boyfriend, Tony, abandons her in her time of need. But Tony's brother, Dan, steps up and offers friendship. Can Annie recover the happiness she once had, or will she find something better? (SHEAF HOUSE, Sep., 352 pp., $12.99)
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Melissa Parcel