Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Available At: Air Academy, Liberty, Mountain Ridge

Categories: Anti-Religion, Cursing, Sexual

Description: A teenage girl falls in love and begins to realize she isn’t what she thought she was.

YA Label?: Yes

Notes: This book contains inexplicit sexual activities; inexplicit sexual nudity; profanity; controversial religious commentary; and alcohol use.

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Page 31: “How could I believe in God? What kind of bastard would leave me motherless the moment I was born? Would leave me alone in a room with a sicko who would mess with my mind forever? And that’s just me, don’t even get me started on the rest of the world. God? He’s just for the very lost to question and the very proud to praise.”

Page 67: “‘If you want him, you have to, you know…make a move. You need to let him know what he’s missing out on. Use your…assets.’ She meant my boobs.”

Page 89: “I let my hand drift down his back and pulled him even closer to me. It all happened so quickly. I heard him make a low kind of growl and lean into me. His hand slid down my leg and behind my knee, drawing it to him. I moaned and felt him tense. Suddenly he dropped me so fast I had to freaking brace my hands on my knees to steady myself.”

Page 504: “My hands traveled over him as I got lost in the moment, and he pulled me in. I again retreated into my core strength and began to build wall of protection. As I did, the lust and desire receded and I began to feel myself breaking through.”