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Time will tell
Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
149 pages ; 19 cm.
Faced with a serious lack of communication with her sister Tawni and her friend Amy, Sierra tries to trust in God to help her understand her relationships with the people in her life and not prejudge them.
Reading Level:
"For ages 12 and up"--cover p. [4].
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.1 5.0 41069.
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It's the start of her senior year, and Sierra has much to look forward to. So why does it feel as though all she's been doing lately is waiting?No doubt about it, Sierra Jensen has just had the best summer of her life! But now that she's back from a whirlwind trip to Switzerland with her friend Christy Miller, Sierra isn't quite sure if the school year will turn out as she planned.The school administration has come down hard with an ultimatum for her buddy Randy, and Sierra must decide who or what's right--her friend or the rules.To make matters worse, her closet friend still isn't talking to her, and all of Sierra's efforts to fix their relationship seem headed for disaster.The hardest part, though, is waiting to hear from Paul. He hasn't replied to her recent letters, and every day that passes without a response causes Sierra to grow more anxious.Aren't friendships supposed to go both ways? Will Sierra ever be sure where she stands with these relationships or what God's plans are for them? Only time will tell.

Author Notes

Robin Jones Gunn grew up in Orange County, California. As a Christian author, her first book was published in 1988 and has since written over 60 books. She has been nominated for various Christian Fiction awards including two Christy awards and a Gold Medallion award. She is on the board of reference for the Christian Writers' Guild.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A senior in high school, Sierra has a number of concerns to deal with. As she waits to hear from a potential boyfriend, watches her grandmother become childlike, and struggles with the fact that her best friend is avoiding her, she is surrounded by shifting relationships. Each situation requires patience and a chance to consider how best to apply biblical truth. A friend's conflict with the PTB ("Powers That Be") provides an avenue for exploring the concept of submission to authority. Kids from evangelical Christian backgrounds will be comfortable with insider asides (e.g., Sierra wears a purity ring) and will appreciate her imperfections and successes as a Christian teen. By book's end, the various relationships have progressed enough to create hope, yet there are no "happily ever after" resolutions. Readers new to the series will have no trouble picking up the necessary background to enjoy this entry.-Faith Brautigam, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.