In front of God and Everybody

  In front of God and Everybody by KD McCrite

If God wanted April Grace to be kind to her neighbors, He should have made them nicer!

Growing up in the country is never easy, but it sure is funny-especially if you happen to have a sister obsessed with being glamorous, a grandma just discovering make-up, hippie friends who never shower, and brand new neighbors from the city who test everyone's patience. From disastrous dye jobs to forced apologies and elderly date tagalongs, you'll laugh 'til you cry as you read the Confessions of April Grace!

Here are just a couple of April's thoughts: On her sister, Myra Sue: "How anyone can be that dumb and still be able to eat with a fork is beyond me." On senior citizen lovebirds: "What if they started smooching right at the table in front of God and everybody?"

In spite of all the loony characters in her life, April Grace is able to learn from her parents as they share the love of God-to even the craziest of characters!

Discussion Questions:

  1. How did Isabel and Ian act when they first came to town?
  2. What was surprising in the way they were treated in return?
  3. Why did April Grace’s parents invite them to stay?
  4. Why did Grace put up with Mr. Rance when she didn’t love him?
  5. Why was April Grace suspicious of Mr. Rance?
  6. Why does no one believe her when she tries to tell people about him?
  7. How does Myra Sue change after Isabel moves in?
  8. What happens to her as a result of Isabel’s influence?
  9. How do Isabel and Ian change?
  10. What lessons does April Grace learn?

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