Before the Morning

Before the Morning

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ash By TaintedRain Updated Nov 17, 2018

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.]

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streetlamps streetlamps Sep 12, 2017
Okay, he is so adorable and sounds exactly like my little sister, except she would probably punch me if I said no
streetlamps streetlamps Sep 12, 2017
I feel low-key bad for her. She has to live with all these [probably] messy af guys
finnsgirl23 finnsgirl23 Sep 23, 2017
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.
finnsgirl23 finnsgirl23 Sep 23, 2017
Where im from we call ortiva to sb who behaves as Nolan does. Its kinda unbearable. But it can understand him and I won't judge him bc he'll end up loving our God as much as we do. Or at least I hope so.
                              I like this story so far! :)
bibliophilequeen01 bibliophilequeen01 Jan 03, 2017
That's horrible but let's take a moment to appreciate Dylan Obrien's beauty
readerwithcharm readerwithcharm Oct 04, 2016
I love Nora already... Bless her for trying to reach out to people