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Born into a controlling, abusive cult and betrayed by those he trusted, Josh hungers for freedom from the Fundamental Faith in God. After his first escape attempt fails, Josh takes even more solace in a rustic cabin he and his oldest brother made, finding peace in isolation.
After unspeakable tragedy strikes, Josh flounders for hope and anything that will soften the grief threatening to destroy him.
Determined to escape the cult that offers only heartbreak and loneliness, he's stunned by an unexpected connection with one of the other kids in the cult orphanage. That doesn't stop him and he continues to prepare for a final escape.
But when the other kids in the cult need him to protect them and be part of their family, is Josh betraying them by trying to get away?
©2014 Jared Nathan Garrett (P)2017 Jared Nathan Garrett
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4 out of 5 stars
By W. Swore on 10-27-17

A boy without a mother comes of age inside a cult

The story follows Joshua, a teen boy who wants nothing more than to leave the cult he grew up in. Children of the cult have no mother or father figure but are raised in a strange loveless community. As older siblings run away, Joshua must decide if he will stay or go. I found his coming of age struggle inspiring. His voice was very true to a sometimes young fifteen-year-old attitude, sometimes kind and thoughtful, and sometimes annoying with the character grumbling about things. All in all it was a thought-provoking read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous Reviewer on 10-13-17

Shocking and Heartwarming at the same time!

This book will leave you feeling all kinds of emotions: anger, sadness, love, friendship, and joy. The author did an excellent job of showing about the cult that Joshua lived in, but making the book about relationships and overcoming hard things. At times I wanted to strangle characters and other times hug them. Listen to/read this if you're looking for a unique perspective on growing up.

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