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Coaltown Jesus, Ronald Koertge

Coaltown Jesus - Ron Koertge

Walker, a teenager grieving his brother's death, gets a visit from Jesus after praying for help. He and his mother, who live above the nursing home she runs, have been struggling to deal with Noah's death. This modern day Jesus spends some time with Walker and helps him come to terms with his loss.

This is a very quick read, written in verse, and in a lighthearted, humorous manner despite the heavier content. Good pick for reluctant readers.

 

Lexile: 390
AR BL: 3.1 UG
Recommended for: teens/tweens