Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stand By Me by Neta Jackson

Stand By Me is a work of fiction, written by the well known and critically acclaimed Neta Jackson.  She continues some of her characters from the Yada-Yada series, including Avis Jackson, a pillar of SouledOut Community Church where the book is set.  Enters Kat Davies, a graduate student at Christa U, full of ideas and knowledge and not a lot of tact.  When Kat moves into Avis' condo building and starts attending SouledOut Community Church, Avis feels like Kat is her personal toe stepper, but, what she doesn't realize is that Kat is about to change her life for the better.

I really liked Stand By Me.  Its characters were very real, and very humorous! At times, a little too real, where I would cringe,  laugh, or feel bad right alongside the character! Neta does a good job of describing the multiculturalism issues at SouledOut Community Church, outlying the various real struggles can that happen, and how they deeply affect the individuals involved.  This was just another depth that she adds to her characters.

All in all, this book was a fun, easy-going read. It is a great book to read when you need to put up your feet and decompress!  5 Stars out of 5.

This book was provided to me for free by Book-Sneeze, contingent on an unbiased review.

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