“All of these books sound so good. I would really like to take a vacation where I could just read, read, eat, read, eat, and did I mention read some more? Well, all of your books sound amazing like you! May God bless each of you as you endeavor to do His will. May you shine for His glory.”
Congratulations go to Marissa Shrock for her young adult novel!
Voters had lots to say about The First Principle, many comments from Marissa’s students.
It is a wonderful book! I loved it!
To God Be the Glory…
Really interesting, great book
Very good. My favorite book.
It was amazin’
This is the best book I have ever read.
This book looks so interesting! I look forward to reading it!
While all sound like good reads, I love the concept of a young, pregnant girl fighting against mandatory abortion.
Great book. Looking forward to the sequel.
Great book with lots of non-stop action and wonderful character development. It belongs on your must read list.
It is inspirational even to a grandma like me to read stories such as this.
Bless your efforts!
The latest comment from a teen reader:
I absolutely loved The First Principle, a dystopian story with a Christian twist….Tear-jerking, heart-racing, and beautifully written. — Tessa, 16
In the not-too-distant future, the United Regions of North America has formed. Governors hold territories instead of states, and while Washington, DC, is gone, the government has more control than ever before. For sixteen-year-old Vivica Wilkins, the daughter of a governor, this is life as usual. High school seems pretty much the same–until one day, that controlling power steps right through the door during study hall.When Vivica speaks out to defend her pregnant friend against the harsh treatment of Population Management Officer Martina Ward, she has no idea she’s sowing the seeds of a revolution in her own life. But it isn’t long before she discovers her own illegal pregnancy. Now she has to decide whether to get the mandatory termination–or follow her heart, try to keep the baby, and possibly ruin her mother’s chances at becoming president.
A rebel group called the Emancipation Warriors, who are fighting to restore freedoms once held unalienable, offer her asylum. Can Vivica trust these rebels to help her or will they bring everything crashing down around her? Accepting their help may come with consequences she isn’t ready to face.
Marissa Shrock is a writer and language arts teacher who enjoys working with her seventh grade students. She is a graduate of Taylor University and has completed the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman courses. She is a member of ACFW.Marissa has written articles for teens and adults in Evangel and Encounter. The First Principle is her debut novel.
In her spare time Marissa loves spending time with family and friends, shopping for cute clothes, traveling, baking, playing golf, and reading. Her favorite genres are young adult, suspense, and science fiction.