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A novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free.

Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam knows she is safe. Cared for. Even if she’s forced, as a girl, to quiet her tongue when she has thoughts she
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Philomel Books
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Christina Dalcher
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oh, yeah. Give me a book about a cult and I will devour it in no time, which is pretty much the way I read Shuren's fabulous YA story about love, growing up, independent thinking, and breaking free of dogma. Reminds me of a wonderful quote from Richard Dawkins: "There is no such thing as a Christian child; only a child of Christian parents."
This is an important story for so many reasons, but Dawkins sums it up best. Oh, the things we do to our children.
Thank you to Shannon and Penguin Random Hou
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Shana
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled to be able to read an ARC of The Virtue of Sin. The book tells the story of Miriam, a young girl raised in a cult in the Southern California desert where women are forced to marry at the whim of their leader. The story is told between Miriam's perspective, and another boy cult-member Caleb's voice. Between them we learn how this community has been built to silence the members and keep them trapped in their encampment. So much impressed me about this book, the world-building necess ...more
Katterley
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this title in the mail from the publisher, with a nice note from the author, as well. That being said, this is an objective review, and I have to share I really enjoyed this book. The characters are developed, with the main characters experiencing growth and understanding. The plot is really good--and feasible, all things considered. The progress is a little slow at the beginning, but it's all for the reader to better understand the society created by the community leader. I ...more
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