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Problem Solved by Stephanie Perry Moore
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May 21, 09

bookshelves: young-adult, christian-fiction, books-i-own
Read in May, 2009

In Book 3 of this series Perry Moss Skky, Jr graduates from Lucy Laney High School in Augusta, GA. With a heart set on following God, this young Christian begins anew at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The athletic ability the heavenly Father gifted Perry with earned him a full scholarship and for that he is grateful. However, he's left his sheltered "predominately black" world and has ended up in a place where there are way more white people than he's used to being around. He's not sure how he feels about that and he's not sure how to act. He's away from his family, his boys, his friends, and out of his comfort zone. Will he be able to adjust to his new surroundings? He's no longer a high school football star but a college freshman with teammates who are as good as he is and some who don't share his values. Will he learn how to bond with them without compromising his beliefs?
Perry is determined to be the best he can be for himself, his parents and God, but it isn't always easy to stay focused. In fact, life is downright hard sometimes with all of its problems and distractions. He deals with guilt trips from so-called friends, a selfish and inconsiderate roommate, an attempted suicide by someone close to him and he's misjudged because of the color of his skin, just to name a few things. It's good that he knows the Lord is his strength. He prays often, leaning on the Lord during times of trouble. He gives God the glory when things work out and witnesses to others without being preachy or judgmental.
This was a good read with quite a bit of drama and valuable lessons to be learned and, with all of the racial issues in this one, it seems there was a message the author was passionate about sending to readers -It's important to look at the hearts of people, not the color of their skin.
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