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The Inner Society Novel

Title: The Inner Society
Author:  Melinda Louise Bohannon
Pages:  342
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Ellechor
How can I express the suspense, mystery and wonder of this novel?  When I started reading this novel, the theme I thought it was dealing with was bullying.  While the novel does deal with it, it goes way beyond the name calling or mean looks.   Behind it all, is a mystery, why would Maggie be singled out to receive such ominous threats and more?  Maggie is forced to attend a highly exclusive high school where money is the only key that opens the door.  While Maggie is going there what has happened in her past, why she dresses the way she does begins to become known.  Four young men have it out for her; she has discovered something about a fatal fire that they want back.
Maggie is a victim of abuse from a family member and the community.  Jessica befriends her and through friendship begins to help Maggie lower her walls.  Peter along with the youth group begins to pray for Maggie as well as try and watch out for her.  Bullying, abuse are just two of the threads that are woven in a masterpiece of a high suspenseful novel.  I couldn’t put it down as each page turned would heighten the drama and mystery another notch.
  So as not to ruin it for you, I can’t tell you all the other threads that come together to produce a tapestry that will tapestry that will leave you breathless.  When I first read the synopsis of the novel, I intrigued to be sure but didn’t know just how wonderful the tale would turn out to be!  The choices these characters make long ago come to fruitition in away the whole community never could have foreseen.  The author develops characters whose faith is shown to be challenged to such a degree such as learning to work through the anger at injustice while learning to forgive so that they aren’t bound by the emotion.
It was interesting to see two of the teenagers speak with the Pastor about his lack of preaching on topics that would challenge the community to seriously look at the true nature of their hearts.  The tragedy ingredient in the story shows that it takes time to walk through the emotions and to choose to forgive.   I thought it very intriguing that one of the male characters was brought to a point where he was lead to the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ so he could know the source of both of eternal life and daily strength for living in a broken world.
Marvelous is the word that describes The Inner Society, it will pull you in and grab your attention from the first page till the last one.  Don’t miss this spectacular story!  My rating is 5+ stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

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