A Dystopian World So Much Like Our Own
So this is a new author that I have not read before. It came across my email from FlyBy Promotions for me to review and I thought, mmmmm, this sounds interesting.
Little did I realize how much a YA Fiction book would make me both yearn to read it all in one sitting AND make me re-think everything I thought I understood about abortion. (Abortion is a terrible, terrible decision, no matter what your life or circumstances. That is my belief and no way would anyone change my mind.)
There is absolutely nothing that could make me want to have ANY 16 year old girl (or any woman) go through what Hattie did in this book. I would do my utmost to have her KNOW the truth instead of relying on the judgement of other adults around her.
That being said, Joel Ohman does an incredible job portraying a young girls’ drastic choices and the resulting consequences of those choices. Bringing it very close to home in some instances and making me realize I might just not understand how The Lord works afterall.
Without giving away the book, I do encourage you to pick up a copy of Other Bodies because you might come to some conculsions that you never thought of before.
The writing was excellent and totally kept my attention, it didn’t feel like a young adult book. There was some intensely descriptive moments that were a sad truth about abortion that made me as a mama catch my breath.
Don’t miss the oppurtunity to read this book. It will change you, without question.
Read more about how this book came to pass from Joel himself.
Are you looking to share about abortion but don’t quite know how, share a story instead. Other Bodies is a great way to broach this subject without pointing fingers or just stating facts. Stories help make things more personal.
I am thankful that I was able to read this book and share this review with you. If you or someone you know is struggling with the decision to abort, I urge you to contact me for a conversation filled with love and encouragement.
In His Grace,