The information on this book stated was that is was aimed at the young adult audience. Since I was feeling young at heart that day, I downloaded it on my Kindle, and besides it was free. I was expecting a trite sappy story. Boy was I surprised. This turned out to be one of the best books that I have read in a long time. Whether you're young or old, Chop, Chop is a true coming-of-age story about friendship, loss and forgiveness that is sure to touch your heart.
Synopsis: "Ever since Laci was a little girl she'd been growing out her hair and chopping it off to send to Locks of Love. When Greg moves into town and finds out what she's doing, he thinks it's a great idea...so he starts doing it too! It's just one of the things that reserved, young David must tolerate as their friendship grows throughout the years. As they near adulthood, they grow not only closer to each other, but closer to God as well. David finds himself content in every way, but when tragedy occurs David must struggle to find his way back to God."
This book was winner of an Honorable Mention at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.
It is a Christian book, but not overly preachy at all; and the storyline is not twisted to try to get some Christian message across.
This is the first book of a series. I have read them all and each one is as good as the last. They all tackle everyday problems and the way the characters respond is very true to life. An unusual twist is that all the stories are told from a male point of view. Whether you are young or old you will enjoy this read and then watching the characters mature in the following books. L.R. Cronk (a woman by the way) is a gifted writer.