The summer before her senior year, Emma Synclair decides to find her true love: either a girl or God. Since she has a crush on her best friend--and on her best friend's girlfriend--Synclair figures she'll have better luck with God.
Which God? How will she know? Wicca, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity? Her atheist parents are out of the country for three months, so Synclair has the space to try some religions in peace.
Or so she thinks, until her friends decide that her house is the party house--that is: the dinner party house! How can she tell them no? She sneaks away to start her spiritual quest, but runs into her childhood friend Avery. Who grew up to be hot. And is also into girls. Is her true love Avery or God? Can she have both or is that the path to neither? Synclair vows to find out.
About the Author
Raised on world mythology, fantasy novels, comic books and magic, Rachel Gold is the author of multiple queer & trans young adult novels. She has an MFA in Writing, spent seven years as a reporter for a regional LGBTQ newspaper and fifteen years in corporate marketing. She's an all around geek and avid gamer who teaches at the Loft Literary Center an annual class/game for teens called, "I'm Gaming as I Write This." Even though she's been out since the age of 15, she still doesn't know what to wear to queer events.
Teenage is the time of exploring, of searching and of defining oneself. Gold writes about teens and their struggles with panache. The first book that we read by this author was In the Silences which is one of the most powerful, moving, and beautiful books we've ever read (and re-read). Synclair is a story about a teenager during a watershed summer.
This book is mostly about acceptance. Within the cast, Gold covers different types, shades, and depths of belief. The dialogues flow, there are some hilarious moments and snappy backchat. The interactions and relationships are believable and every single person is extremely likable.--Best Lesfic Reviews