Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Posted February 23, 2018 by Laura Mauro in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery LordThe Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
on May 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?

Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.

Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.

It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.


I  was captured by this book from page one. I really did not think i would love a book so focused on religion but i really loved the main character and the whole cast of characters. This book handled so many topics including grief, and finding your own self and was a joy to read. It end was came so fast and I just wanted more info about everything. I def am still thinking about this book and these characters and is very powerful. I loved how this book focused so much on friendship and i will def read more by this author in the future.

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