Faking Faith by Josie BlossFaking Faith by Josie Bloss

Faking Faith

byJosie Bloss

Paperback | November 8, 2011

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Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She?s ignored by everyone?when she?s not being taunted?and estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she?s immediately drawn into their fascinating world of hope chests, chaperoned courtships, and wifely submission. Blogging as Faith, her devout and wholesome alter ego, Dylan befriends Abigail, the online group?s queen bee. After staying with Abigail and her family for a few days, Dylan begins to grow closer to Abigail (and her intriguingly complicated older brother). Soon, Dylan is forced to choose: keep living a lie . . . or come clean and face the consequences.
Josie Bloss grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. When not mining her high school journals for material, Josie enjoys obsessing over various TV shows, karaoke and all things theater. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Title:Faking FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:North Star EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0738727571

ISBN - 13:9780738727578

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Deeply Moving and Inspiring Story Faking Faith by Josie Bloss is a novel that instantly intrigued me. Faking Faith is a young adult contemporary novel that follows the life of Dylan Mohaney, the victim of a treacherous sexting scandal (among other things) that's led to incomprehensible harassment. With nowhere else to go Dylan zeroes in on an online community of Christian girls. There she decides to take on a new identity, ironicly dubbing herself as "Faith", and begins to befriend the girls, especially Abigail who she instantly shares a connection. A Deeply Moving and Inspiring Story You'll find yourself easily connecting with Dylan. Typically, I'm not much of a fan of reads that focus on religion, especially since past experiences have shown to me that they can be overly preachy beyond sustainability. With Faking Faith, however, I ignored it's religious roots and focused on Dylan's hardships and struggles. I'm always inspired by a character who pulls through and I'm always curious to see how they make it past trying moments. Dylan was a curious case on her own. Though I didn't quite approve of her taking on the online alias of "Faith" and befriending a community of girls she didn't even know, even as far to go as lying about her own identity, I could see how she needed a place to fit in. Dylan's relationship with Abigail, though, was far more inspiring then Dylan's triumphs. Here was Abigail, a girl of an outer faith that Dylan had never met before, trusting Dylan wholeheartedly and not once passing judgment on her. That, itself, was incredibly admirable. Faking Faith by Josie Bloss was deeply moving, inspiring and dramatic - a wonderful must read coming of age story that moved me beyond anything I had imagined.
Date published: 2011-11-20

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