Robin Carter was ready for the best school year yet. Now a sophomore at Sunnydale Adventist Academy in Centralia, Missouri, she felt she had the whole world in front of her. Even her crush was paying attention to her! Surrounded by wonderful friends and supportive teachers, she was looking forward to having the time of her life.
But only a couple of weeks into the school year, Robin is blindsided by the worst tragedy she's ever faced. What started out as one of the greatest years ever turned out to be the most heartbreaking. Would Robin ever be able to recover from such a great loss? How could God allow such terrible things to happen to such good people? Didn't He care about her at all?
Robin slowly journeys through the stages of grief, trying her best to maintain the friendships she has left, survive school, and work on her relationship with God—a God she wanted to blame for her sorrow. But sometimes the one we want to blame is the only One who provides the chance to heal. Join Robin as she discovers God's true nature and finds peace despite her heartache.
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Valerie Lee is an assistant professor in the Biology/Allied Health Department at Southern Adventist University. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her husband, James, hiking, camping, and rock climbing.