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My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa  McKay
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Feb 12, 08

Read in February, 2008

Great fictional book on the lives of a handful of teenagers who endure a traumatic experience together. As the teenagers are on a missions trip overseas, their world becomes forever turned upside down by a quasi-civil war. I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the likely responses of any individual put in this situation. The symbolism between the psychological issues the teens in the book encounter and what any individual who has been involved in mission or foreign aid work is apparent ... whether it is feeling guilty for putting on a new sweater, feeling selfish because you went a day without thinking about what "they" are enduring overseas, or losing motivation to pursue life goals that all of a sudden feel insignificant. I highly recommend.
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