April 19, 2012
You Don't Know About Me by Brian Meehl
Sixteen-year-old Billy Allbright is about to bust out of his sheltered cocoon and go on a gonzo road trip. He just doesn't know it yet. His ticket to freedom? A mysterious Bible containing two resurrection stories. The second is about a man Billy's never met, and who is supposedly dead: his father.
But the road to a risen-from-the-grave dad, and the unusual inheritance he promises, is far from straight. Billy zigzags across the American West in a geocaching treasure hunt. When his journey includes a runaway baseball star, nudists who perform sun dances, a girl with neon green body parts, and con artists who blackmail him into their "anti-action movie," Billy soon realizes that the path to self-discovery is mega off-road.
Billy's character kind of annoyed me in the beginning, because he was just so quick to make judgements about other people. He didn't ever get to know some of the people he judged, but if he wants to be like that it's fine with me. He got better about it after he learned to think for himself though. He has a really weird story going for him. It's his road trip/life story. And to tell you the truth, it was downright, straight up unique. Most christian authors approach the Christianity subject a lot different than this one did. But he did a great job presenting it in a new way of thinking. He asked a whole bunch of hard to answer questions though. So, this is a pretty dang good book, but it's just a little too much of questions asked and tiptoed around for my taste.