Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 16th 2017
Source: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?
Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.
Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.
It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord is amazing. Lucy is such a strong character. I feel like Lucy’s struggle is something many people can relate too. Lucy is struggling with her faith and why God would allow her mom’s cancer to come back. Lucy’s mom asks her to be a counselor at a camp for troubled teens rather than going to normal church camp.
The struggle Lucy is going through is one many can relate too and I really enjoyed her self discovery. This story is about finding out who you are and where you belong. I enjoyed the fact that I could relate to Lucy and her struggles.
Lord brings her readers another amazing book. Lord has definitely turned into an auto-buy author for me. Emery Lord brings so much passion and soul to her books. I find myself getting lost in them every time.