Come As You Are:
A Young Adult Contemporary Christian novel about finding peace in unusual places…
Fifteen-year-old Casey Donovan wants nothing more than to live wildly, on her own terms. In her seaside town of Woodfield, Connecticut, she is more than content to toe the line of danger while trying to put away memories of a painful past.
Then she and her boyfriend are arrested for drug possession. To have her charges dropped, and keep peace as her mother goes through a bitter divorce, Casey reluctantly joins her local church’s Youth Group.
She expects a boring summer as she helps with the church’s summer musical production of Godspell. Even though she longs to return to her old way of life, Casey soon finds herself bonding with the other teens in the group who have their own struggles . . . struggles she thought she was alone in and was afraid to face.
As the night of the musical nears, Casey will soon have to confront her own faith and connection to God.