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For the Love of Mary

Christopher Meades

A hilarious coming-of-age novel about the pain of young love, family secrets, and sick ferrets Fifteen-year-old Jacob feels almost on the inside: almost smart, almost funny, almost good-looking, almost worthy of falling in love. His sister is too busy dating guys in Whitesnake jackets to notice, and his best friend is occupied with his own painful pubescent crisis. Jacob's mother has just started a curious (and rather un-Christian) holy war with the church across the street, while his father has secretly moved into the garage. Everything changes when Jacob meets Mary. Jacob thinks Mary is the most beautiful girl in the world. If only Mary's father wasn't the minister at the enormous rival church. If only she wasn't dating a youth pastor with pristine white teeth and impeccably trimmed hair. If only Jacob could work up the courage to tell Mary how he feels . . . As the conflict between the churches escalates, a peeping Tom prowls the neighborhood, a bearded lady terrorizes unsuspecting Dairy Queen customers, a beautiful young girl entices Jacob into a carnal romp in a car wash, and the church parishioners prepare their annual re-enactment of Operation Desert Storm. Sidesplitting satire with a surprising amount of heart.

A hilarious coming-of-age novel about the pain of young love, family secrets, and sick ferrets Fifteen-year-old Jacob feels almost on the inside: almost smart, almost funny, almost good-looking, almost worthy of falling in love. His sister is too busy dating guys in Whitesnake jackets to notice, and his best friend is occupied with his own painful pubescent crisis. Jacob's mother has just started a curious (and rather un-Christian) holy war with the church across the street, while his father has secretly moved into the garage. Everything changes when Jacob meets Mary. Jacob thinks Mary is the most beautiful girl in the world. If only Mary's father wasn't the minister at the enormous rival church. If only she wasn't dating a youth pastor with pristine white teeth and impeccably trimmed hair. If only Jacob could work up the courage to tell Mary how he feels . . . As the conflict between the churches escalates, a peeping Tom prowls the neighborhood, a bearded lady terrorizes unsuspecting Dairy Queen customers, a beautiful young girl entices Jacob into a carnal romp in a car wash, and the church parishioners prepare their annual re-enactment of Operation Desert Storm. Sidesplitting satire with a surprising amount of heart.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A hilarious coming-of-age novel about the pain of young love, family secrets, and sick ferrets Fifteen-year-old Jacob feels almost on the inside: almost smart, almost funny, almost good-looking, almost worthy of falling in love. His sister is too busy dating guys in Whitesnake jackets to notice, and his best friend is occupied with his own painful pubescent crisis. Jacob's mother has just started a curious (and rather un-Christian) holy war with the church across the street, while his father has secretly moved into the garage. Everything changes when Jacob meets Mary. Jacob thinks Mary is the most beautiful girl in the world. If only Mary's father wasn't the minister at the enormous rival church. If only she wasn't dating a youth pastor with pristine white teeth and impeccably trimmed hair. If only Jacob could work up the courage to tell Mary how he feels . . . As the conflict between the churches escalates, a peeping Tom prowls the neighborhood, a bearded lady terrorizes unsuspecting Dairy Queen customers, a beautiful young girl entices Jacob into a carnal romp in a car wash, and the church parishioners prepare their annual re-enactment of Operation Desert Storm. Sidesplitting satire with a surprising amount of heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Todd Ross

Length:

9h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:32