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Transcendent by Katelyn Detweiler
Oct 04, 2016 | ISBN 9780698155657

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Transcendent is a beautiful and lovingly-written book about the power of hope. You’ll lose yourself in its pages. And when you emerge, you will see the miracles that surround you, and the ones you can create.”—Francisco X. Stork, author of The Memory of Light

“This uplifting book begins with a terrible tragedy and ends with a blessing. After Detweiler gracefully eases the reader into her astonishing “What if?” she explores the life-affirming power of hope and the soul-healing nature of forgiveness.”—Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun

“Iris’s tale is one of of faith, courage, and connection. But the miracle in Transcendent isn’t just the miracle of Iris’s birth. It’s the everyday miracles we are all capable of performing—love, compassion, understanding. Ultimately it’s a story about the miracle of humanity.”—Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List

“Lovely and lyrical and frighteningly believable. This book will stay with me for a good long time.”—Jenn Marie Thorne, author of The Wrong Side of Right

“[Explores] the chilling plausibility of the actions and reactions of an America dealing with the murders of thousands of children.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Deals with issues of faith, accepting oneself, and how much a single person can affect the world around her.”—VOYA

“A timely but tough read that will bring up recent memories of violence worldwide.”—Booklist

“An inspirational story about finding the strength to believe in oneself…. An excellent addition to any high school or public library, this book will attract readers of contemporary fantasy.”—School Library Journal

Praise for Katelyn Detweiler’s Immaculate

“A sincere, romantic, and secular story of birth, young motherhood, and new love.”—Publishers Weekly

“Detweiler’s smart writing moves quickly and entertains, particularly with Mina’s appealingly bright voice. Even as the story probes its mystical underpinnings, the focus remains firmly on Mina right through to the end. Detweiler’s ambitious debut takes an intriguing premise and executes it well.”—Kirkus Reviews

Immaculate is a bewitching and thought-provoking story about the strength and faith required to face a contemporary miracle. This one begs for a sequel.”—National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti

“Katelyn Detweiler has accomplished something exceptional—a poignant novel that balances delicate issues of religious heresy and bullying with heartwarming moments of faith, love, and personal strength. With a protagonist who is smart, honest, and surprisingly relatable given her circumstances, Mina’s story will guide readers down a path of introspection and force us to consider how we, too, might react to a modern-day miracle.”—Marissa Meyer, The New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles

“Katelyn Detweiler’s Immaculate is a vividly-imagined story about magic, faith, and family. In a lovely and uplifting twist, Immaculate gives us girls who believe in themselves and each other, girls who move forward—in spite of extremely difficult circumstances—to create joy, love, and new life.”—Rachel DeWoskin, author of Blind and Big Girl Small

“[The] message is more about faith in general than a specific set of beliefs. A unique page-turner mixing humor and heart, this is a thought-provoking take on miracles and motherhood.”—School Library Journal

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