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Lso cares about Madeline Maddie Marie Smith He and she were friends when they were younger but then she left Conway South Carolina and moved to Norfolk Virginia Five years later Maddie moves back to Conway and she s certainly not a little girl any Joshua is surprised to see the young woman she s become Will he be able to remain true to his Christian values and help Maddie renew her faith in Christianity Or will he forget all about being a good guy and compromise his beliefs The Bible is Joshua s moral blueprint just as it should be for very Christian but his peers including Maddie attacked him for his beliefs He was called names like prude and self righteous and he was made fun of because of his good choices Sadly that is the reality not in Michael (New Orleans Knights every circumstance I hope but I didn t like it Ispecially didn t like the way Tony talked to Joshua Tony was supposed to be Joshua s friend but he was always condemning him for wanting to do the right thing And Christians are the judgmental ones Tony should have had the sense to follow Joshua s Memoirs of a Millionaires Mistress example There s nothing wrong with being a good guy And Joshua sx girlfriend Jennifer She didn t know what she had when she was with Joshua Since Joshua s presence bothered his peers so much they must have felt they were doing wrong They had to try to make him feel bad for his good choices so they could feel better about their not so good choices I m sure Joshua was intelligent Meet Phoenix enough to get that but still it can be hard to resist peer pressurespecially for a young man who s The Mistletoe Melody (A Brookhollow Story, expected to be anxample of all things good We all break the rules sometimes that s just being human The foul language in this story was a bit much and surprisingly most of it came from the female character Maddie At age fifteen she made a bad choice and her father s reaction didn t help matters His hurtful words caused her to rebel by taking on many bad habits that only made her feel Sid and Sam even worse about herself I m thinking she had such a nasty mouth because she was hurting so badly but she could have gotten her points across without all of the profanity She was a real good girl on the inside I could see it She was just bogged down with so much bad stuff that she couldn t find her way and she was too stubborn or maybeven feeling too guilty about the bad choices she made to let anybody help her not Screwball even Joshua whose love for her was unconditional It would have been nice if Joshua would have discouraged Maddie from bad behavior because I really wanted to see her happy I wanted to say Maddie was a bad influence on Joshua but I won t because he was oldnough to make his own choices I was so disappointed though when he did the things he did but sadly that part of the story was also realistic It isn t always the good one who uplifts the not so good sometimes the person with bad habits will pull down the one trying to live right About Maddie s father Gregory Smith Pastor of Sunset Valley Baptist Church This so called man of God should have
been ashamed of himself for the way he treated his daughter He didn t just break ashamed of himself for the way he treated his daughter He didn t just break heart he broke her spirit He s obviously a saved person who thinks he s above veryone lse which shows that he doesn t know what Christianity is all about God is no respecter of persons He loves us all the same He also The Outlaw Jesse James expects Christians to share His love with others and He surelyxpects fathers to love and protect their children It was unfortunate that his actions caused Maddie to mistrust so many who weren t responsible for what he had done all Christians aren t judgmental hypocrites but I am so glad she didn t stop believing in God There is content I must address out of respect for the heavenly Father and for the sake of Up All Night every readerspecially the young people Maddie says For your information the Bible doesn t The Spiral Dance even say that premarital sex is wrong All it talks about is sexual immorality I ll begin with a definition of fornication Consensual sexual intercourse between a man and woman who are not married the definition for premarital sex is the same What the Bible says 1 Corinthians 618 Flee fornication Every sin that a man doeth is without the body but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body That s from the King James and to make it plain here is 1 Corinthians 618 The New Living Translation Run away from sexual sin No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does for sexual immorality is a sin against your own body God is speaking to Christians Joshua is a Christian and I m assuming Maddie is also I don t know if she really believed what she said or if she was trying to justify her choice to have sex before marriage but there is a wrong message being sent All in all Saving Maddie was a good read Actually I have to say it was a real page turner and thending was touching Favorite Funniest Lines You look like a chipmunk she said has she took the bottle from me You re supposed to drink it not store it for the winterReviewSaving Maddie was an interesting well written and uniue story full of religion finding your true self and romance between two preacher kids The story was very different than most young adult novels and had many ntertaining characters Since I m not very religious I was a little hesitant to read a book with religion about a preacher s son and his best friend who is a preacher s daughter The author wrote #THE STORY SO THE RELIGION WASN T SUCH A #story so the religion wasn t such a lement of the plot but was Dancing at Midnight (The Splendid Trilogy, enough to understand the charactersIt was pretty interesting to read about a male protagonist in his point of view instead of a female main character like most of the YA books I ve read Joshua is described as the good guy but it s starting to define him which he starts to really dislike His best friend Maddie moved away when they were still children but she comes back many years later as a changed woman She has grown up and To church cusses drinks and fools around with older men Joshua’sars burn just listening to the things she did to get kicked out of boarding school and her own homeAs time goes on Josh goes against his parents and his own better instincts to keep Maddie from completely capsizing Along the way. I have a feeling people may shy away from this book just because of the religious aspect Which is really unfortunate because I thought it was really awesome Yes it has a lot of religion in it but I think it is so much than that I think my biggest surprise which I should have realized from the description is that it s told from Josh s point of view It so rare that the guy in the story is the good character And Josh is way than good for a teen he s dang near saintly Josh s issue is that he s never stopped to think for himself He s grow up with God in the house and from a very young age has had the bible and it s message pounded into his brain It s amazing to watch him start to realize that not It Hurts When I Poop! a Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty everything needs to be taken at face value I think it s appropriate for a teen to uestion their own religious beliefs They spend so many years thinking how their parents think it s only natural for them to realize they have a mind of their own It s not a bad thingsitherI liked Maddie as well She has deep seeded reasons for being troubled And I was Here With Me (Together expecting her to be much worse than she actually was or maybe the author made her seem tame I liked that she made Josh uestionverything She wasn t trying to get him to go against his beliefs She just wanted to make sure he knew what HE actually believed in I think if the story had an Double Deception (Code Name: Danger epilogue we would have learned she came back to the church She didn t need saved she needed to come to terms with what had been done to her both by others and herself I was floored by the way her father treated her and her mother allowed itSo if you can handle the religious aspect of this book I would highly recommend it 25 Saving Maddie by Varian JohnsonGenre Young AdultPages 231Acuired April 2011Book of Your Shelf NoWhy I have it Book BattleSeries NoMaddie and Joshua were best friends They understoodach other they were both PK Preacher s Kids But then one day Maddie s family moves and they grow apart Five years later she returns but she is not the same person Maddie now Madeline has left the church and has uite a reputation as a bad girl Joshua is determined to bring her back into the church but finds that Madeline is opening his Wicked Lies (Men of Summer, eyes and make him think about his beliefsThe story revolves around Josh trying to figure out what happened to Madeline in the five years she was gone that could change her so much She hates her father and the church but she won t say why As Josh tries to get Madeline to open up to him he finds her opening his mind Forcing him to think about his beliefs instead of blindly doing what he has been taught his whole life The two grow close andach of them learns so much about themselves in the process45 See of my reviews on The YA Kitten Diversity Rating 1 Tokenism Racial Ethnic 2 Maddie is specified as having brown skin Grave Tattoo everyonelse is sparsely described and I see veryone as black but can t count my mental pictures without textual support UILTBAG 0 Disability 0 Intersectionality 0Books that involve Christianity and faith in it as a focus normally aren t anything I ll touch but once I saw it on the This book felt so shallow the religion the characters the setting Also when it on the This book felt so shallow the religion the characters the setting Also when asked for this book at ALA it was on display the girl was like well if you want but I have to warn you it deals with religion Um okay Thanks for WARNING me What is Saving MaddieIt s a book about faith About finding your own faith About the reasons why make our choices About forgiveness and trying to look beyond others choice s into who they really areJoshua knows who he is He s the preachers son He s the leader of his church youth group He s proud that he doesn t drink and not ashamed to be a virgin Not reallyBut when Maddie his best friend from childhood moves back it s clear that she s no longer the preacher s daughter that he knew The way she dresses and behaves is nough to show Joshua and Churchills Trial everyonelse in town that something happened to Maddie to turn her away from church lifeJoshua is asked to save herAnd in the process of course he falls for Maddie who is a mix of the girl he knew and someone A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries else completely She s notasy to save though and she makes him work hard to figure out what he really believes on his own termsThe book feels real the church community the interactions between Joshua and his parents Joshua s motional upheaval about Maddie I believed all that As much as I didn t like all the language and fooling around amongst the high school crowd I believed that too I liked Joshua as a character because as one of those good kids myself I know the desires that always lurk beneath the surface I like that sleeping around and getting
isn t glossed or portrayed as a great idea and although I don t love reading about teenagers doing that stuff I obviously know that they do and that all kids will have to make choices about those issues at some pointI think what Johnson does with his book that interests me is that he doesn t paint any of his characters as completely black or white no one is all bad guy or good guy Despite all of Maddie s choices you can tell that some level of faith is still there We all SHOULD look at the choices we make and be sure that we re doing what s moral because of our own relationship with God not just because our parents or the Bible tell us soLike my friend Melissa said in her reviewDrunk Isn T Glossed
the book nds with hope which is a great way to nd anything Joshua Wynn son of Reverend Isaiahbook nds with hope which is a great way to nd anything Joshua Wynn son of Reverend Isaiah Wynn and First Lady Lily Wynn of Mount Calvary church is a seventeen year old Christian who lets his light shine He s president of the church youth group and a member of the choir He visits senior citizens at the Faith Nursing Home regularly he can uote scripture as well as any adult Christian and he believes in abstaining from sex until marriage This young man has a heart for God and he cares about doing the right thing He Joshua Wynn is a preacher’s son and a “good boy” who always does the right thing Until Maddie comes back to town Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor of Joshua’s church and his childhood crush Now Maddie is all grown up gorgeous and troubled She wears provocative clothes. ,
Ow does things he has never dreamed she would With Madeline back in town chaos stirs up Joshua s life She doesn t want to be changed and really hates her father who won t let her back home Her life is really screwed up but when Joshua and her start talking and become closer physically she finds herself changing Sex drugs and alcohol is brought up but it isn t shown to be cool and shows how teenagers are really faced with those issues Because of that I really liked how the story and the characters were very realistic I was intrigued by Saving Maddie so I m really interested in reading Varian s other YA novel45 stars I probably should have been thinking about what I was going to say to Madeline how I was going to lead her back to the path of righteous but all I could do was think of her lips Their color Theirtaste I had no doubt that Madeline Smith needed saving I just wasn t uite sure if I was interested in being her savior page 25How far would you go to save someone And at what point are you in danger of losing yourself in the process On the surface Saving Maddie appears to be a black and white story about a preacher s son and trying to save his childhood love from throwing her life away But one of the things I loved best about Saving Maddie was that verything wasn t so black and white Take Maddie for instance Through her interactions with Joshua we got to see inside her heart and find out what really made her tick Turned out she was one heck of a good person with a heart of gold and a clever mind Too bad she happened to have such a bad father who as a preacher was supposed to be one of the good guys And if you ve read Saving Maddie you know this man was clearly not I didn t bother looking at my watch as I walked to my car her book in my hand I knew it was late and I was sure Mom was freaking out I started the car and glanced at my phone Three messages all from home Yep Mom was worried all right But that made me wonder Did Madeline have someone who worried about her as much as my mother worried about me page 40To me Saving Maddie was about choices than religion Faith is an important component of the novel but in the nd it really boiled down to love forgiveness and finding your own way in the world Joshua was so consumed with being the perfect preacher s son it seemed like he had lost track of what he really wanted Not what his parents thought best for him or the church but his own hopes and dreams If you spend very minute of Dark Awakening every day trying to please others and do only what they think is right from you while being miserable in the process what kind of life is that For someone so young Joshua s character seemed so much older to me He reminded me of a heavily burdened adult who realizes that life is just passing them by Many of his peers didn tven feel comfortable around him Maddie might ve been the one veryone thought needed saving but in some ways it seemed to me like she was the one saving JoshuaWhenever I think of Saving Maddie it immediately calls to mind blackberries vanilla shampoo and coffee The imagery Johnson used to put his scenes together astounded me For instance on page 6 Johnson writes The wind picked up around us pushing her scent toward me and I took in a deep breath The smell of her vanilla shampoo seemed right in place with the sweet taste of blackberry in my mouth Johnson s voice really drew me in he never got melodramatic but packed ach word in Family Men each scene with such a punch I felt like I was almost watching a movie play out At times Iven wondered if he was basing this book on his own xperiences They seemed too real to me
"Too Raw He Painted A "raw He painted a picture of the church community for me the dialogue the interactions between Joshua and his family they all worked The old timers at the Senior Citizen home provided the perfect amount of comic relief when things got to heavy as wellBeing someone who normally isn t comfortable reading books with religious tones I initially put this one aside I m so glad I gave it a chance because it turned out to be a book I xtremely njoyed There were uite a few references to sex and drinking but in the context of the story they fit and seemed realistic It was also great to read a book written from a male point of view with a male protagonist I don t think we have nough of that in YA view with a male protagonist I don t think we have Cognitive Radio Networks enough of that in YA think Saving Maddie could appeal to male readers though I worry that the pink outer wrapping on the cover might throw them a bitOverall Saving Maddie was a well written unflinching look at two complex characters who find themselves in tough situations where their deepest beliefs are challenged I highly recommend it It wasxtremely Personnel Management in Government easy to identify with Joshua a trait that most teen books seem to be missing these days The author really draws you into Joshua s world showing that it isn t that hard to be the good kid but when the good kid finally snaps it means that something really is wrongI loved reading about the friendship coming back together and the ways that Joshua was able to connect with his best friend again The parents drove me a little nuts because the author allowed you to like them before the characters pushed you awayEnjoyable charactersnjoyable dialouge and a decent Christian message not the mass marketed one all Out of This World euals a pleasurable book Joshua Wynn has grown up being anxample for other kids The Wynn Boy He doesn t seem to mind too much xcept that he had to give up on his school s basketball team to
lead the youth group and that veryone his age thinks he s some kind of prude But ven these thingsthe youth group and that veryone his age thinks he s some kind of prude But Childrens Phantasies even these things t dampen his spirits and he works very hard to keep his reputation He has to he s Joshua Wynn the preacher s son a shiningxample of what is good and righteous and wholesome in the world 28 More like some kind of super hero than a real person don t you think It s not until Maddie comes back into his life. He begins to uestion his own rigid understanding of God and whether as his mother says a girl like Maddie is beyond redemption Maddie leads Josh further astray than any girl ver has but is there a way to reconcile his love for her and his love for his life in the church From the Hardcover ditio.