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The Preacher's Son by Carl Weber
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Jan 25, 2010

it was amazing
Read from January 12 to 18, 2009

Living up to your family’s high expectations can be very hard especially when your church family expects more from you tan your original family. In the novel “The Preacher’s Son,” by Carl Weber brother and sister Dante and Donna tried to have a social life but it seemed as if the whole community was watching their every move. Especially since their father, Bishop T.K. Wilson, head of the largest African American church in Queens, New York was running for borough president.

Dante’s mother Charlene was against the new woman in her son’s life because Tanisha was from the projects, taking care of her 12-year-old brother, and her mother was a crack addict. On the other hand Dante’s younger sister Donna was hiding her secret relationship with her father’s protégé Terrance. Worst of all, Charlene and the Bishop’s troubled past catches up with them and threatens the Bishop’s chance of becoming president.

Throughout the book Dante struggles to get his mother to except his girlfriend as a new member of the family. Donna's what she thought was her "perfect relationship" takes a turn for the worst when Terrance has his own double life. And the Bishop and Charlene struggle to keep their family's personal life from the community for the sake of the election. Will Charlene accept Dante's new boo? What will Donna think of Terrance's other life? Will the Bishop win his election? What's so bad about Charlene and the Bishop's past? You'll have to read the book to find out.

I would recommend this book to readers who are afraid to tell their family about decisions they've made in their life. Also to readers who are afraid to live their life because of what others might think. Males and females both might relate to Dante's character because he has trouble trying to persuade his family to accept his new love.The moral of the story is don't judge someone because of where they come from because your past could hold secrets that could tear your "perfect life" apart.

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