Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author: Emery Lord
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult, fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Pages: 390 pages
Publication Date: 16th May 2017
My Rating: 5/5
This has got to be one of my favourite books that I have read so far in 2019. I hope you enjoy my review!
I received a free copy of this book by the book’s publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for letting me read this!
Lucy’s father is a pastor and her Mum has just beaten cancer. She’s been brought up as a devout Christian but when her family announce that her Mum’s cancer has returned her faith is shaken. When her Mum asks Lucy to go to a summer camp as a councillor, Lucy couldn’t think of anything worse. Maybe, just maybe, mother sometimes knows what’s best…
This is a fantastic story covering some difficult subjects. It handles diversity, tolerance, religion and friendship beautifully. Lucy’s led a highly conservative Christian life prior to going to camp. Seeing a 14 year old pregnant initially blows her mind. The diverse range of fun characters in camp enable Lucy to see a more vivid and realistic view of the world around her.
Everyone in the camp has their own personal struggles, the councillors included. Seeing them and the children working together to support one another makes this a heartwarming and at time heart-wrenching read.
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