Going Home

by Alissa Karin Shirah



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781480852150
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 254
ISBN : 9781480852167

About the Book

Eighteen-year-old Cynthia Anderson wants nothing more than to live her dream of becoming a cosmetologist and rid herself of her perfect big sister, Mary, her daddy’s obvious favorite. Thank goodness for her best friend, Jessica, and her gorgeous crush, Brian Parker—the only two people distracting her from all her troubles. But as high school graduation finally arrives, Cynthia has no idea that her challenges have just begun.


Cynthia’s workaholic father wants her to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. But she wants to own her own salon with Jessica. After she finally summons the courage to stand up to him—just as her mother did before she abandoned the family years earlier—Cynthia sets out on a rebellious quest of wild abandonment where she transforms into a rule-breaker determined to find freedom from all her worries. But as she travels down a difficult road lined with bad choices and consequences, Cynthia must decide whether to continue down the path of destruction or turn and head for home.


In this inspirational young adult novel, a teenager embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she learns about the power of unconditional love and forgiveness.

About the Author

Alissa Karin Shirah is a teacher who spent thirty-five years living within the hustle and bustle of Dallas until she and her husband packed up their three children and moved to the Rio Grande Valley. Her writing is inspired by her students and friends, her closeness with the Bible, her life experiences, and her vivid imagination. Going Home is her first book.