Review! Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis

22 May

Cheesus Was Here
By J.C. Davis
272 pages – ages 13+
Published by Sky Pony Press on April 11, 2017

Synopsis– Delaney Delgado isn’t the biggest fan of God. After all, if there was a God, why would he have let her sister die? It’s just easier to think that He doesn’t exist then to think he has a vendetta against her family. When she buys a piece of cheese-a Babybel cheese wheel!-appears at a convenience store, she thinks nothing of it. Until the Baby Jesus is revealed underneath the wrapping. Suddenly her town is full of “miracles” and hopeful tourists. Delaney is sure the miracles are fake, even as more and more keep appearing. Enlisting her best friend, she sets out to prove them wrong. But can she handle the truth?

What I Thought- This was a really good book – I like how Davis has made it so it isn’t really in favor of or against religion – just a town that is receiving “miracles” and a girl trying to disprove it with a friend that hopes to prove it. The book is rather true to teenage life. The dialogue is spot on even with a bit of cuss words but it isn’t overly done. Davis has created a small town that is full of mostly religious citizens and adds the contrast of a character that has given up on God. I was drawn to the quirky story line with the deeper human story behind it. Davis balances heartbreak wonderfully with humor to make the story incredibly emotionally full. The opposing views of the townspeople and Delaney leads for an interesting read. I had an interesting time with this book. When first cracking it open, I thought I was going to love it, but was immediately put off by the atheistic main character. After delving into the book further I found that Delaney’s perspective allowed me to look introspectively at my own beliefs. I grew to appreciate the story more than if I had never disliked the character initially. Weird, I know; but true. This was a very good book, thought provoking book. I would like to read more from Davis in the future.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

14 Responses to “Review! Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis”

  1. yvettecarol May 23, 2017 at 12:11 am #

    Whoa, sounds like a fascinating, read. Thanks, Erik!

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  2. Genevieve Petrillo May 23, 2017 at 6:19 am #

    Good choice, E. I like anything that hints of cheese. Yum. Mom likes this post for other reasons, and has already downloaded the free sample to her Kindle. I’m planning to taste her Kindle later.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks June 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Thank you Cupcake! 🙂 Cheese is good, just like the story. I hope you and your mom like the book!

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  3. annabellefranklinauthor May 23, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Literate Lurcher and commented:
    This looks like my kind of book – certainly my kind of title!

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  4. Darlene May 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    I like books that make you think. It sounds like that is what this one does.

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks June 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

      It definitely does. It is neat how it somehow keeps religious preferences out of it, probably by the use of a religious character and an agnostic/atheistic character, and ending up taking the middle road.

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  5. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog May 24, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Sounds like an interesting read!

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  6. Does the character change her mind about God in the end? Is this a Christian book?

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks June 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      Not really. The character comes to terms with her shattered family, but it leaves the God part of that ending out of the resolution.

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  7. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews June 5, 2017 at 2:05 am #

    Wow. What a story!

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