JP2H 3: Summer of My Dissent - (Kindle)

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Summer of My Dissent - John Paul 2 High Book 3Holy Heretics!
Having survived the catastrophic events at Sparrow Hills in Book Two, Allie Weaver is grief-stricken, disheartened, and disillusioned with her adopted school, John Paul 2 High, and with her newfound Catholic faith. So when a friend invites her to worship at her evangelical church, Allie goes along for the ride: and finds healing. Plus a new love interest: Keenan Clearwater, lead singer of the worship band Forgyvyn. Suddenly Catholicism is seeming a bad fit for Allie: the standards are too high, she’s not clicking with the new crop of JP2HS kids and their strict parents, and her new church just seems much more – fulfilling.

Holy Ghost!
Meanwhile, students return to give the John Paul 2 High building a summer makeover – only to find that the Poltergeist has returned as well - and this time with more dangerous pranks. Hardworking former homeschooler Brian Burke, with his friends Liz and J.P, are determined to catch the "ghost" once and for all...except that all the evidence seems to point to...Allie?

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  • 4
    So many characters!

    Posted by Andy Hauge on 20th Aug 2014

    The third book vastly expands the size of the JP2H world, doubling the size of the school as new students come in to start repairing it. All the new characters are a bit overwhelming, but they're planting seeds for some interesting times when the kids all come back to school.

    While one of the most important parts is Allie's character arc after the conclusion of Book 2, we get to see a lot from the core JP2H gang, as they fix up the school and start to interact with a few of the new kids. (Mostly, though, it feels like the new kids are being saved for a future book.)

    An interesting dynamic comes in when the Cross Bridge evangelical church enters the picture, and this carries through into the next book really well. I've actually liked how the Cross Bridge folk are depicted--certainly not at odds with my own experience of evangelical Christianity, not villainized, but still contrasted fairly with Catholicism.

    Finally, this book is a bit of a breather after the heaviness of Book 2. It's also a bit of a setup for Book 4, and the relationship dynamics between characters start to settle a bit. It's still an enjoyable read, though, and we get to see a great look into Allie's character and revisit some of her old Sparrow Hills friends.