Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Shack by William P. Young - A Staff Review
This one grabs you by the heart.
I read this book each morning at breakfast, promising myself just one chapter a day. One or two [of those] days I really wanted to just be VERY late.
It's a parent's worst nightmare... a family vacation ending with a kidnapped child. And all clues indicate a repeat offender whose victims are never found.
This story takes you inside the family as they try to pick up the pieces that were left after Missy's disappearance. Mostly it chronicles the father's search for meaning to this torment he is experiencing. Where was God when all this happened?
Drawn by a mysterious invitation back to "the shack" where the crime was committed, Mack is drawn into a world that will make you cry for joy and laugh at the humanness of us all.
The experience is not what you expect, but in your heart you want it all to be so true.
You will read this book once for the story and then again for the deep meaning behind it. You won't be the same.
Book Review by BCL Assistant Circulation Manager Deb Focht.