This YA Fiction novella by Laura J. Marshall was a great book capturing the tumultuous emotions of a young woman, Staci, who feels like she has nothing left to lose, and nothing left to live for. Until she meets Rush, a young man determined to battle the demons that cling to Staci. He battles them with prayer, obedience to the prompting of the Spirit, and through love.
This is the last week in Staci Schofield’s life. Her birthday is on Monday, which is also the day she plans to die. Poetic, seeing as her mother disappeared on the night of her own birthday. But when a popular guy from school, Rush, befriends Staci, will her plans change?
Rush sees demons clinging to Staci and nothing has worked so far to help her. What will make a difference in her life? A friend, an intercessor? How do you help someone move from ‘take my life’ to ‘Lord, preserve me’?
I loved this book. The story is short, so you wouldn’t expect to get so invested in this story. But you do. You easily and quickly get caught up in the characters. The story line has you in the first few words, and the message stays with you long after you are done.