Before the Morning

Before the Morning

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ashley By TaintedRain Updated Sep 04

Before his parents were killed in a gas station robbery, Nolan had accepted the existence of God with a steady nonchalance.  But two years after their deaths, Nolan has decided that God probably doesn’t exist—and if He does, he hates Him.  To Nolan, a god who lets horrible things happen to people who don’t deserve it isn’t worthy of love.

Nolan is now going through life ignoring the world around him.  He doesn’t want to get close to anything or anyone—what’s the point if he’s just going to lose them?  But after a perky girl by the name of Nora decides to sit with him at lunch one day, it becomes quite clear that Nolan’s life is no longer going to consist of trying to get through school without punching something, staying at home with his brothers, and shutting out the world around him.

At first Nolan doesn’t know what to make of Nora.  He doesn’t understand her love for Jesus or her unwavering faith.  But as they get closer, and he gets to know her, he begins to understand.

[I'm using this story for "The Reality Challenge" by interrogative!  Credit goes to her.]

Okay, he is so adorable and sounds exactly like my little sister, except she would probably punch me if I said no
I feel low-key bad for her. She has to live with all these [probably] messy af guys
ibuprofeno400 ibuprofeno400 8 hours ago
This is truly like a rollercoaster since you know their parents are going to die from the very beginning of the chapter, but you continue reading and it is so cute, and they're a great type of family until the last sentence that is devastating once more. Bittersweet.
Perfect way to start a kinda Christian book😂😂😂 I'm joking I love it
puss-in-books puss-in-books Dec 23, 2016
When you're reading The Giver in English and all you can say is, "You died a year ago."
kevinhog kevinhog Nov 17, 2016
Well written piece, with a little surprise at the end when I was just about to get bored. Now I'm intrigued. Carry on...