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Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter
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Read 2 times. Last read January 12, 2018 to January 14, 2018.

What a heartbreaking introduction!

While I love the plot, some glaring discrepancies in writing made it hard to really appreciate the book. Denise seems to have a problem keeping her characters straight. In the first book of the series, Jade's high school sweetheart is Seth, but in this book he is Aaron (and in a subsequent book, a different character is named Seth). Daniel's parents tell him about the Allen family who, in the very next paragraph become the Crawfords, and you find out his father's name is Allen later on in the book.

Despite the glaring name problem, this is actually a really great story. In the midst of tragedy, characters experience growth. Denise does a masterful job of showing how adversity can either uproot shallow beliefs or really ground you in a deep and meaningful faith. We get to see characters realize that shame and secrets can have control of your life if we let them, but also experience the power redemption.

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Reading Progress

June 23, 2017 – Shelved
June 25, 2017 – Started Reading
June 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 12, 2018 – Started Reading
January 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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