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This edition was previously published under the ASIN B079YPNZG4 This is a storyAbout growing up in churchAnd rebelling against itAbout breaking a heartAnd finding a way to mend itAbout hearing God’s voiceAnd trying to obey itAbout avoiding expectationAnd learning to defy itThis is the story of an unlikely coupleMax and Crazy JennaWho from Sunday School to adulthoodVentured to and from the prodigal’s pathAnd ended up finding each other


10 thoughts on “Crazy Jenna (Growing Up at Connect, #1)

  1. says:

    35A short story that is definitely Christian fiction as it is centered mainly around a church group Since it was so short I kept reading Not exactly my cup of tea but no regrets for the time spent reading it Content Clean


  2. says:

    Before I begin let me preface this review by saying how much I appreciate redeeming stories and an honest portrayal of people who grew up in the Christian faith and walked away due to outgrowing it being stifled by the rules seeing the hypocrisy and much like the Prodigal son's parable coming home and being welcomed back to the love that once felt overbearingLet's be honest here Everyone who grew up in the Christian faith have experienced their time in the desert without God and then found themselves on their knees to pray for forgiveness At some point we've all been there Yes our circumstances differ Our deserts look different and our times spent wandering varies from person to person This was such a sweet short story on that parable Both Jenna and Max had their time in the desert Both knew hypocrisy and pain I appreciated and love the realness of doubts that author Joanna Alonzo paints Did God just say that? What am I going to do? All these whys and hows remind us to be still and to discern His voice from the noise Well done and I can't wait to read about the other stories in this collection ​I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review I am not reuired to write a positive one These thoughts and opinions are my own


  3. says:

    Ms Alonzo has become a personal favorite of mine She writes amazing young adult books that are so captivating life changing and inspiring I really enjoyed this book I got a whiff of Jeana and Max from book 1 The One Who Rocked Away and I have been looking forward to this book 2 AwwwwMy heart went out for Jeana Life had tossed and turned her and she hid her pain and let go only when dancing until Max showed up The transformation that the both of them went through leading into God's purpose was so amazing and heartwarming Max the young pastor I admired how he held his head high and dived into the role God had for him with all humility and gusto I loved how he choose to turn his pain into a ministry and help people The lives of Max and Jeana made one thing clear to me God is still in the business of changing lives no matter how far or deep they've fallen I recommend this book to everyone especially teenagers and young adults and to those who love them I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion


  4. says:

    Crazy Jenna was a wonderful story Easy to read pleasant and enjoyable I liked the honesty Since I was raised in the church I can relate and understand the hypocrisy of the church and why many of the kids walked away from Christianity as they saw it only as a religion not a relationship It's a true story I have friends that this has happened to In fact both of my brothers' stories are similar to this Joanna is a really talented writer The writing was beautiful and well done The plot was good the only thing I would say is that it seemed a bit rushed in parts I wished Ms Alonzo would have expounded on some parts and ideas But overall this is a beautiful story coming from a beautiful heart obviously I will be buying Joanna's other books for sure I can't wait to see what else she has to offer Well done well done indeed


  5. says:

    I had no idea what to expect with this book but after reading Calysta and the Beast I was super excited to startAnd Crazy Jenna did not disappoint It was so beautiful I loved the characters and they felt so real like I could've met them along the way I like how the problems and uestions they deal with are everyday issues especially dealing with the church and Christianity itself But yet still finding redemption in Christ and a true testament to what happens when we put God back into focus in our lives and churches It was also beautifully written I've fallen in love with her books and I need lol


  6. says:

    A uick read that was well worthwhile


  7. says:

    💝 FREE on today 3302018💝This is a storyAbout growing up in churchAnd rebelling against itAbout breaking a heartAnd finding a way to mend itAbout hearing God’s voiceAnd trying to obey itAbout avoiding expectationAnd learning to defy itThis is the story of an unlikely coupleMax and Crazy JennaWho from Sunday School to adulthoodVentured to and from the prodigal’s pathAnd ended up finding each other


  8. says:

    This book was poorly written and didn’t hold my attention I almost didn’t finish it but decided to only because it was so short Don’t waste your time on it


  9. says:

    Crazy Jenna had hints of awesomeness and I'm still looking forward to reading Joanna Alonzo's retelling of Beauty and the Beast Calysta and the Beast With that being said however I did have some issues with this novella While the plot was interesting I think it would have worked far better as a full length novel than as a novella because there were so many time jumps The time jumps made me feel disconnected from the story because I couldn't experience any character development I could only read about it view spoilerFor instance in one chapter Max and Jeremy are determined to never enter a church again and in the next chapter Max is his church's youth pastor I would have loved to see how he got from point A to point B instead of just hearing about it hide spoiler


  10. says:

    The One Who  Danced Away by Joanna AlonsoThis is the third book I am reading by the authorJoanna Alonso I love the three major characters MaxRachel and Jenna Crazy Jenna Each person made this book so interestingOne thing that struck me while reading this book is that nobody is beyond redemption I understood Jenna’s reaction at bad boy Max suddenly saved and becoming a campus pastor I totally understand that I will repeat it againnobody is too big or small to get redeemed by GodThis book has some good dose of humour and flashbacks to years when the characters were youngerSome scenes is this book were emotional I could handle them because they had an element of human reality in themThe words are easy to understand Simple and well writtenThe author has a good amount of balance between the past years and the present year of her book characters I commend her for thatI love how the people in the church rallied round to help each other That’s what true Christianity is all about Being there for the other person in trying timesThis is a good book you won’t want to missIsn’t the title catchy? You really need to read to know who actually danced awayI received a complimentary copy of this book from the author Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own