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!DOWNLOAD BOOK ☩ Small Town Sinners ♶ The story of Lacey Anne Byers, a small town girl who is excited to star in Hell House, her church s annual haunted house of sin, until a childhood friend reappears and makes her question her faith If there s one thing I learned from the comments section, it s that nothing turns IBWB readers offthan a mention of religious themes Well, tough SMALL TOWN SINNERS is chock full of religion and it s a wonderful book.Lacey Anne Byer is a sixteen year old girl, excited about performing in the Hell House put on by House of Enlightenment, her church The Hell House is similar to a haunted house, but each room represents a sin Lacey wants to be Abortion Girl, because that s the message she s If there s one thing I learned from the comments section, it s that nothing turns IBWB readers offthan a mention of religious themes Well, tough SMALL TOWN SINNERS is chock full of religion and it s a wonderful book.Lacey Anne Byer is a sixteen year old girl, excited about performing in the Hell House put on by House of Enlightenment, her church The Hell House is similar to a haunted house, but each room represents a sin Lacey wants to be Abortion Girl, because that s the message she s compelled to share But several things begin to change her worldview Her best friend Starla Joy Minter s older sister gets pregnant Her other best friend, Dean Perkins, is being bullied and none of the adults will do anything to punish the bully And Ty Davis comes to town, attractive and willing to talk with Lacey about her doubts.You don t have to be raised in an evangelical Christian home to sympathize with Lacey She s at the age where she can see that her parents and other adults are not infallible They do the best they can based on what they believe is right and wrong Lacey has to decide on her own values.Lacey is an extremely likeable heroine While she s not sure what she believes, she s got a good grasp on listening to and caring for others Compassion is something that evangelical Christianity, sadly, can lose sight of As for the romance between her and Ty It never goes beyond kissing, but it s still hot Melissa Walker writes with emotional authenticity and Lacey s feelings for Ty are scorching But Walker doesn t give too much weight to the romance It s balanced well with Lacey s friendships and questions.I can t think of another recent teen book that does friendship as well as SMALL TOWN SINNERS C mon, high school relationships can be intense, but friends are the most important part Lacey, Starla Joy, Dean, and Ty are comfortable with each other Which leads me to a side point the outdoors scenes are brilliant I love every single one I love what Walker does with sunlight Lacey s parents are also well done Her father is the children s pastor, so she expects quite a bit of him But Lacey feels like neither of her parents listen to her or trust herso she starts sneaking out Oh, teen logic SMALL TOWN SINNERS is fair to the Byers They can be intolerant and overly strict, but they re good parents who are there for their daughter and other children in the community.Really, that s the strength of SMALL TOWN SINNERS It lets people be complex And yes, evangelical Christians are just as complex as everyone else lissa Walker, I have one word for you WOW.Normally Small Town Sinners is not the type of book I would go for Had it not been Melissa Walker, an author that I absolutely adore, I m not sure I would have picked this book up And I would have been upset with myself later I m not an overly religious person I ve struggled with my faith throughout my teen years and into my adulthood it s still something that I struggle with now I usually avoid reading books about it for that very reason And lissa Walker, I have one word for you WOW.Normally Small Town Sinners is not the type of book I would go for Had it not been Melissa Walker, an author that I absolutely adore, I m not sure I would have picked this book up And I would have been upset with myself later I m not an overly religious person I ve struggled with my faith throughout my teen years and into my adulthood it s still something that I struggle with now I usually avoid reading books about it for that very reason And I ll admit that I was a little apprehensive with those first few pages of Small Town Sinners but there is something about Lacey that will keep you turning the pages.I loved this book Absolutely did not put it down, totally invested in these characters where did my afternoon go, kind of love for this book It s about Lacey and her faith, what she believes in, and her struggles with that, but it s also about so muchI never felt like the book was preaching to me It was a masterfully crafted balance of those gray areas I commend Walker for tackling those issues in such a serious manner Making it really matter to the characters and not just portraying the stereotypical religious girl.I can t say enough good things about this book Once of the best contemporary novels I ve read this year Wow that was my life well minus Hell House week, but pretty much It is one of my favorite contemps of the year Walker creates re latable characters that pretty much hit home for me Growing up in a Christian family and having the same thoughts as Lacey I saw myself in every character I think at one point in everyone s life they question things and that just makes a better person Stepping outside of the box, Breaking the mold.The strength and independence the characters portray really made me Wow that was my life well minus Hell House week, but pretty much It is one of my favorite contemps of the year Walker creates re latable characters that pretty much hit home for me Growing up in a Christian family and having the same thoughts as Lacey I saw myself in every character I think at one point in everyone s life they question things and that just makes a better person Stepping outside of the box, Breaking the mold.The strength and independence the characters portray really made me love them all, they are all trying to find themselves Friendship really helps Lacey though it all, I loved how all her friends enlighten her in some way Ty helps Lacey come out of her box Everything was black and white to her until she starts to question everything, from hell house week to her friends Starla Joy and Dean, and growing relationship with Ty.I really liked how Walker creates a story with religion in it but doesn t try to preach to ya lol I loved this book It was a fabulous read The ultimate contemp so far When this book comes out everyone should get a copy It s fun, captivating and genuine PS this is my first Melissa Walker book and it won t be the last because I m already hooked a similar version of this review can be found here at Into the Hall of Books Okay, you guys, a book like this one is a perfect example of why I am so glad I am doing this Contemporary Month I have found a new author to love Small Town Sinners is the second book I have read by Melissa C Walker I picked it up just minutes after finishing her latest book, Unbreak My Heart What I have learned from these two books is that this author is not afraid to t a similar version of this review can be found here at Into the Hall of Books Okay, you guys, a book like this one is a perfect example of why I am so glad I am doing this Contemporary Month I have found a new author to love Small Town Sinners is the second book I have read by Melissa C Walker I picked it up just minutes after finishing her latest book, Unbreak My Heart What I have learned from these two books is that this author is not afraid to tackle the big stuff, and she does it in a way that makes you feel complete intensity and yet you aren t turned off by what she is throwing at you I m amazed by this Lacey Anne Byer is the 16 year old daughter of super strict parents She s a good girl, the kind who has a family birthday party instead of a regular party, complete with red velvet cupcakes and the gift of a new Bible instead of a car With BFF s Starla Joy and Dean by her side, Lacey Anne cruises thru life helping the church to win souls and genuinely maintaining her squeaky clean image She has always dreamed of having one big movie moment in her life, something defining She isthan thrilled that she is finally old enough to try out for the role of Abortion Girl at the annual production of Hell House, which is put on by her church, the House of Enlightenment.Ok I want to stop here for one second because things are about to get REAL As in, Hell House aka Judgment House does exist It s a production put on in various places across the US and possibly other places using various scenarios to show a crowd different kinds of sin and the effects of that particular sin, and then Satan comes out to address the audience My experience yes, experience with these events is that they are usually around Halloween and people come in by the bus and vanloads, are shuffled through in groups, one after another, for several nights These scenarios may be things like a car accident where someone dies, a suicide, or Lacey Anne s ever coveted role, the Abortion GirlThis is not me judging or offering one viewpoint or another on these places I m simply saying they exist and this is a very limited summary of my experience with themSo while Lacey Anne studies the lines, practices, and tries out for the role of Abortion Girl, some things are happening around her tightly structured and controlled community of friends Lacey begins to wantfreedom associated with turning 16 and driving, she begins a new relationship with a boy, and one of her friends becomes pregnant Lacey notices through all of this, as she soldiers on with Hell House s production, that her parents seem to becomecontrolling of her andjudgmental of the people around her She begins to wonder if they ve always been this judgmental and she s never seen it meaning she may be judgmental too or are they NOT practicing what they preach I m telling you, it s big stuff This book is absolutely intense and amazing There are so many issues and things packed in here, explored tightly and almost expertly, and presented back in a way that you don t even feel preached to I m not sure how Melissa Walker was able to do it so well, because there was certainly room for me to close this book and fling it across the room, but I just never wanted to I was so invested in every single part of the story, even as I tensed up at certain times or held my breath at other times And yes, I burned my keyboard up on Twitter because I had to find someone to talk to while I was reading Lacey Anne s boyfriend, Ty Davis, is awesome He s awesome because he has meaningful conversations with her and he asks her questions that cause her to think without making her feel judged He challenges her to think about herself, and isn t that what we all need somebody to just talk to us and ask us questions and be invested in us just a little bit YES, IT IS Also, the two of them represent a couple in their situation really well because they really struggle with maintaining a lifestyle befitting of believing churchgoers, and yet they are able to admit what they are feeling and what they want AND they do break the rules a time or two, which happens Even good kids break the rules sometimes, you guys Everybody does Ty has a bit of mystery to him but it isn t the standard mysterious guy syndrome that some people cannot stand he has reasons for the way he is.Lacey Anne s friends are great too, because they are not perfect They struggle with big stuff, perhaps maybe even bigger than Lacey Anne Lacey Anne has to watch them struggle and it is hard for her because she loves them so much.Lacey Anne s parents her Dad in particular are just shockingly horrible And also perfectly written I don t want to say too muchabout them except that Lacey Anne s development as a character comes as much from their actions and the way they treat her negatively as it does from the way Ty treats her positively.Small Town Sinners is a small book that packs a huge, intense punch I personally thought it was incredible I ve heard mostly very positive things about it from people who have grown up much like Lacey Anne AND from people who did not There is a ton of religion discussed in the book, though, so be warned BUTI m telling you that I did not think this book comes across as preachy Melissa Walker is not using this book to sell religion, she is using it to tell a story about a girl and her growth as a person If you like contemporary fiction and do not mind reading books with religion in them, this is one that I would absolutely suggest you pick up and read Small Town Sinners will appeal to fans of YA ContemporaryRomanceBooks Containing Issues tons of issues Small Town Sinners by Melissa C Walkeris currently available for purchase Upon first glance, Small Town Sinners draws you in The cover definitely does the book justice, and the name itself is provocative and intriguing Many of us realize however, that it is not the cover or even the title that makes a book, it is the content inside And in the case of Melissa Walker s novel, the content inside is definitely breathtaking Small Town Sinners is the story of a sixteen year old girl in a very small town In her town, where religion plays a major role, she is seen as the Upon first glance, Small Town Sinners draws you in The cover definitely does the book justice, and the name itself is provocative and intriguing Many of us realize however, that it is not the cover or even the title that makes a book, it is the content inside And in the case of Melissa Walker s novel, the content inside is definitely breathtaking Small Town Sinners is the story of a sixteen year old girl in a very small town In her town, where religion plays a major role, she is seen as the ultimate good girl She obeys her parents, does well in school, and she lives well within the spectrum of her evangelical faith She, however, cravesthan being just the good girl She wants the spotlight, at least once in her life, and with Hell House, the annual production held by her church, she finally has a chance at that spotlight But with the arrival of Ty Davis, Lacey begins to question all she knows to be true.What most compels me about this book is not certain quotes or chapters, but the meanings behind it Walker manages to touch on the topics of religion, abortion, gay relationships, and a whole slew of other topics that most people tend to avoid with grace While reading, I found myself combating with the ideals of Lacey Anne Byer, and with everything she has been taught From the beginning, Walker makes it known that certain topics will come up If you are uncomfortable with the topics, work through your grievances and finish the book It is definitely worth it Walker doesn t infuse the book with her own beliefs This is one of the main reasons why I call this book refreshing It is obvious that instead of saying, This is what you should believe or This is the right path to go , she simply lets Lacey state her opinion, or the opinions given to her from childhood In the end, that is what this story is about It isn t about the social stereotypes and taboos given to people of different beliefs It is about having the right to choose what you believe, having the right to speculate about what is right and wrong in your eyes, and most important it is about having the right and the courage to stand up for what you believe Small Town Sinners could really help many people look at the world with fresh eyes It isn t about what you believe, it s about not letting people pressure you into their beliefs Walker s fifth YA novel offers an exhilarating look into the life of young girl growing into herself, one that I belief everyone would enjoy I would recommend this book to the fullest, to people of all genders and age ranges This is one book that will linger with you, and the diverse personalities of the characters just make it all theenjoyable 5 out of 5 stars Review for Mera s YA Book List About the Book Lacey Anne Byers has always been a good girl She s grown up in the church, followed the rules, and she s never questioned anything Lacey is excited to try out for a lead role in her church s Hell House production When Ty Davis moves to town, Lacey befriends him He s smart, funny, and Lacey likes him a lot Lacey can talk to Ty about her faith, something her friends have never discussed much Ty asks questions that Lacey has never asked and she begins to doubt if everything is About the Book Lacey Anne Byers has always been a good girl She s grown up in the church, followed the rules, and she s never questioned anything Lacey is excited to try out for a lead role in her church s Hell House production When Ty Davis moves to town, Lacey befriends him He s smart, funny, and Lacey likes him a lot Lacey can talk to Ty about her faith, something her friends have never discussed much Ty asks questions that Lacey has never asked and she begins to doubt if everything is as black and white, right and wrong as she once believed.GreenBeanTeenQueen Says I have been a longtime fan of Melissa Walker s and I think that Small Town Sinners is Melissa s standout book She writes a story about faith, first love, and searching in a wonderfully realistic way.As a Christian myself, I m often hesitant to read portrayals of faith and Christians in fiction Christian fiction is too corny and unrealistic to me whereas secular fiction often portrays Christian s as crazy nut jobs Small Town Sinners does neither The story is non judgmental and it s up to the readers to answer their own questions and decide what they think While the adults aren t always the best and they do things that I didn t agree with, no one was over the top, and I found this to berealistic Instead of taking one side or another, Small Town Sinners has a wonderful balance Hell House s aren t shown in a way that s extreme good or extreme bad I m personally not a fan of the Hell House idea, but I liked the explanations that Lacey gave about the reason and how they can be effective This worked for me and I didn t feel like the book was preaching to me one way or the other There is scripture used, which so often I feel is corny in books, but for some reason I liked it here Maybe because I knew this wasn t really labeled Christian Fiction so I didn t feel like I was supposed to be getting a message from the book Instead of just being thrown in there just because it needed to be, I felt it fit Lacey s character as she struggled with her faith.What I loved most about the novel is that Lacey is a relatable, real, character She understands that her faith cannot just be what her parents believe, but it has to become her own In order to make it her own, she must ask questions and discover what she believes and that s not a bad thing So often we re told, especially in Christian fiction, that doubt is a bad thing But in Small Town Sinners, doubt is part of life and it s needed to better understand your faith This is a message that very often gets lots and I think it added a wonderful depth to the story There are never easy answers and Lacey isn t left knowing the answers to everything and that s OK The supporting cast adds a layer to the story This isn t just a story about faith, but it s a story of first love, teen pregnancy, searching for answers, friendship, loyalty, and forgiveness It all wraps up into a fantastic package that I highly recommend to all readers.Book Pairings Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick, The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Frietas I read this novel in one day what means that I liked it Not as much as Lovestruck Summer so it has to be one star down since it can t be 3.5 I couldn t put it down until the last page because I was really anxious to find out the message It was fun and light read and I liked the diversity of characters Starla Joy and Ty being among my favorites though I was really annoyed by some other like Lacey s parents with all their rules and restrictions and kinda shallow explanations offering prett I read this novel in one day what means that I liked it Not as much as Lovestruck Summer so it has to be one star down since it can t be 3.5 I couldn t put it down until the last page because I was really anxious to find out the message It was fun and light read and I liked the diversity of characters Starla Joy and Ty being among my favorites though I was really annoyed by some other like Lacey s parents with all their rules and restrictions and kinda shallow explanations offering pretty bad portrayal of Christianity in general I loved when she opposed her father and went questioning her faith intrigued by conversations with Ty I, myself, am a Christian though not as good as Lacey thinks of herself, lol so I can symphatize in certain measure with almost everyone in the book, but on the other hand I m kinda bothered with distorted perspective of Christianity here There are so many places with the accent on being a good Christian I don t believe in good Christians I believe in saved by the mercy Christians, the one who take their cross and daily die to themselves, to their fallen nature, not because they are trying to earn their way to Heaven impossible but because they got their hearts broken by the awareness of the love they ve received so they can t not to love the One who loved them before when they were still sinners This novel left me with impression of self righteous Christianity, the kind of I really don t want to have nothing to do with it I m afraid people might draw the wrong message, though I do understand that there are unfortunately many people like that in the world, I am also acquainted with some of them self righteous Christians who are trying to earn their way to Heaven with their good deeds, still claiming there is something good in them, when fact is that there isn t because God himself said that There is no one righteous, not even one there is no one who understands there is no one who seeks God All have turned away, they have together become worthless there is no one who does good, not even one Romans 3 10 12.There is a sentence in book that says Satan speaking That s right Kill your baby Sin and belong to meand the thing is that we cannot sin anythan we already have, whether we abort, murder or lie It s all the same to God There are many people out there who think they re good because they haven t killed anyone or even got drunk or had sex before marriage or whatever Whether you done it or not, you are still gulity of the crime for being self righteous and declining to admit that you re a sinner in a need of Savior every day not just once in your life when you recite that puny prayer of accepting Jesus I don t know how God does that, how he saves, but I do believe the blood of His son is enough to wash me clean of all of my sin and I m sure there s nothing I can do to help Him in saving me all I can do is carry my cross and love by His strength and mercy because He loved me first I waited a long time to read Melissa Walker s Small Town Sinners faith and religion can be incendiary topics, and I worried about how a YA author would handle such divisive topics Glowing reviews from authors I respect and admire and a sharply discounted price for the ebook finally convinced me to take a chance Lacey Anne Byer is a parson s daughter, nearly sixteen With her best friends Starla Joy and Dean, she is eagerly awaiting her church s annual Hell House, a haunted house like event I waited a long time to read Melissa Walker s Small Town Sinners faith and religion can be incendiary topics, and I worried about how a YA author would handle such divisive topics Glowing reviews from authors I respect and admire and a sharply discounted price for the ebook finally convinced me to take a chance Lacey Anne Byer is a parson s daughter, nearly sixteen With her best friends Starla Joy and Dean, she is eagerly awaiting her church s annual Hell House, a haunted house like event that dramatizes a different sin in each room Lacey is secretly hoping that this year, the first in which she is eligible to play a part, she will be cast in the important role of Abortion Girl Two events change Lacey s thinking Starla Joy s sister, Tessa, is sent away after getting pregnant but her boyfriend gets to remain in school, and a bully is allowed to keep his place in the Hell House production after he repeatedly harasses Dean Lacey s beliefs are also challenged by her new friend, Ty, a boy who rejoins her church but does not support the Hell House Lacy begins to question her relationship with both her parents and with her church, and even her very faith Lacey was sometimes difficult to like, especially at the beginning when she doesn t think for herself, but she grew on this reader when she started to value her personal faith rather than the sometimes contradictory teachings of her church Small Town Sinners is a brave book, and unlike anything else I have read recently Reading this book requires an open mind readers who can focus on Lacey s journey, regardless of political or religious beliefs, will enjoy this thoughtful novel on a rarely discussed topic in young adult literature.Note There are several graphic depictions of scenes in the Hell House, so sensitive readers should beware Melissa Walker writes some of the best contemporary fiction out there and Small Town Sinners, her newest release, is no different of course Because quite simply Small Town Sinners manages to have it all relatable and charming main characters, real life situations that can apply to basically any reader s life, some funny parts, and smooth writing that keeps the reader constantly entranced in the book at hand Small Town Sinners tells the tale of Lacey Bryer Lacey s always been the good girl th Melissa Walker writes some of the best contemporary fiction out there and Small Town Sinners, her newest release, is no different of course Because quite simply Small Town Sinners manages to have it all relatable and charming main characters, real life situations that can apply to basically any reader s life, some funny parts, and smooth writing that keeps the reader constantly entranced in the book at hand Small Town Sinners tells the tale of Lacey Bryer Lacey s always been the good girl thanks to her pastor father s influence, but the thing is she s fine with being that way Especially since she has two of the best friends a person can have And she can already tell this year, her junior one in high school, is going to be spectacular, because not only is she a shoo in for the lead roll her in church s Hell Hall but she can also drive Though, everything changes when Ty shows up in town Ty is amazing and cute, perfect crush material in Lacey s opinion, but the thing is Ty, as well as several other key factors, are making Lacey question everything about her faith So, what is one church girl supposed to do when everything in her world suddenly appears different Will she stand up for what she now believes in or sit on the sidelines Only time andpages can tell in Small Town Sinners.Lacey is a very believable and relatable character when it comes to the parts in the story were she questions her faith Because I truly feel there s a time in almost any person s life were they question something they were taught that was supposed to be right but now wonder why there isn t another way to see and do things Further , I liked how while religion plays a big part in the story, Melissa has it in a way were it isn t right in your face, telling you what or what not to think Actually it was quite different than that, because at least in my situation, I was questioning things in Lacey s life right along with her and Ty and making my own decisions for a huge duration of the story On a lighter note, I also enjoyed the characters of Starla Joy and Dean, because they were funny, full of heart ones that you can t help but love as the story moves along While the plot wasn t the most exciting and suspenseful one ever written, it still was nearly perfect in my eyes thanks to Melissa s excellent writing that fully captured the feel of the story and the characters she brought to life right along with it I especially liked how she used Hell Hall as a way to make the characters think out of the box when it came to what was presented in there and what was right to them at least In all, Small Town Sinners is a delightful read that not only is a fun distraction for a couple of hours but truly makes the reader question their own ways of thiking right along with Lacey and her friends I truly can t suggest this one highly enough Grade A