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Reckless Heart

Reckless Heart

ISBN: 0310719844

Title: Reckless Heart

Author: Amy Clipston

KDL Description:

INSPIR TEEN CLIPSTON

Under pressure to care for her siblings and household and work two jobs, sixteen-year-old Lydia gets tipsy on beer at a youth gathering, but keeping that secret from her Amish community on top of everything else may cause her to lose all that matters.

Amazon Description:

Slipping. Lydia Bontrager’s youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher’s assistant and helping part time at her grandmother’s bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk. The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she’s ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister’s worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she’s ever held close.