Preparation Day

Rated 3.00/5 based on 1 reviews
An Adventist teen who finds herself pregnant. She is soon faces the threat of an imposed abortion which she does not believe in, and which she swears will not take place, darkness envelopes her until she finds an unexpected friend in her aging next door neighbor. She flees to a home for girls and finds her life work as she encounters a beaten and bruised teen who is to be her roommate.
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About Darrel Bird

Darrel Bird is the author of more than 40 short books. He burst onto the writing scene in 2009, and his mind is a veritable factory of yarns that span the genres.He discovered his love of writing when he accepted a challenge by friends to write a story, and he proceeded to write ‘The Biscuit Run’, completing the story in about four hours. “I kind of wrote it off the top my head.” Darrel says, with his slow southern drawl.From that story he quickly found his niche in the tightly wound format of the short book.An avid biker, he rides a 1700 CC motorcycle, and you will often find him on the back roads with his knees in the breeze.

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Review by: Kia Zi Shiru on June 27, 2011 :

I didn't read the tags on Smashwords, since the description did not hint it would be this strongly religious.
Lori, the main character, finds herself pregnant and when she wants to tell her parents she finds God in a church that is not her own. Suddenly God starts talking to her and she does his will. Everything about her parents and her church is suddenly evil and bad.
I read the whole piece even though I felt like stopping often.

I would describe the theme as: Girl is evil(falls pregnant), finds God, becomes good girl.
Not a theme I like and the description did not show this is the real theme.

Apart from this theme thing I found the book to have outdated language, seeing as it is a book about a teen and the language used was probably more common in the 1920s.
Also a couple of spelling errors that could have easily been edited out.

Overall I give it 3 stars because if you strip the outdated language and skim the very religious writing the story is a decent story about a girl in a bad situation and her choice of life.
(review of free book)

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