Great Summer Reads Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 15 – Pajama Party:The Story by E. C. Jackson
pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her
slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s
no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake
things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a
slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular
guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out
with since middle school.Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the
same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party
with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is
bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually.
And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the
girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.
Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced
God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This
companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings
wrote for the girls of Shiatown.
polished her toenails and whispered to Sandy when Linda walked into the room.
She’d come down earlier but the family room was empty. She’d thought they were
in the kitchen and she ran back upstairs. Still unable to settle down anywhere,
she tried to make another connection.
spoiled the splashy entrance she’d expected to make. Deflated, she looked
around the room. Where were Karen, Kathy, and Lisa? No one was in the kitchen.
She’d checked there first. Linda had sat at the table when she found the room
empty. Her thoughts filled with what to do, once she reached the family room.
She resisted the pull to push herself forward. Linda wanted to be asked to join
in. So she waited for Sandy and Angela to notice she stood there.