I love this book!
Such a truthfully written account of a young girl’s search for God and a must read for all banned book lovers. But, let’s be honest with ourselves about why this book has achieved “Banned” status…it’s not because it deals with a young girl’s passage into womanhood (menstruation), it’s because it defines God as an individualist choice and not a collectively conscious decision. Most important quote from the novel:
“I didn’t feel you at all. Not the way I do when I talk to you at night. Why God? Why do I only feel you when I’m alone?”
Read this and love it as I do. I’m sure somewhere there is a God who will agree.