My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay


“Cori signs up for a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home.”

“Six weeks into the trip, a conflict that has been simmering for years flames to deadly life on the nearby island of Ambon. Before they can leave, Cori and her teammates find themselves caught up in a deadly wave of violence . . . ” ~goodreads

Wow! I think I’ve been rendered speechless. I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile, but it was difficult to find. Then, a few days ago, I walked into a used bookstore and they had it. I was so surprised. I bought it right away.

Cori along with a few other teenagers travel to Indonesia to help build a church. An innocent missions trip goes so wrong. When the village is attacked, Cori and her friends must flee into the mountains or risk being killed. This book really brought everything to life. The trauma, confusion and fear were well described. At times I cried. I trudged every step with them. I cheered them on.  This was a difficult book to put down. 5 ***** incredible stars! I highly recommend it!

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