Angel is about a man who basically lost his way and doesn't know what to do after his wife had died of cancer. He's a minister in church and very active in his religion and loves it. He says it's his calling. When his wife died, his zest for life died along with her. When he's in the church lobby and his muse comes to him in the form of a young 24 year old man who he first believes to be an angel.
This is such a though provoking novel about sexual orientation tied tightly with religion. It's so prevalent today in society that I thought that this was a really cool way of addressing it. It wasn't of course a particularly happy story, but as Paul goes soul searching and looks at his beliefs next to his feelings it's a very interesting journey. I don't read a lot of these kinds of stories but this one was fantastically told. It really kept me reading.
I think that it's something to really something people should read when they want to see the struggles of having feelings that go against everything you believe in and in life changing events. It's really spectacular and kind of heavy but I definitely recommend it!
|My rating: 4/5|
About the Author: Laura Lee
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