A fascinating, if sometime overly sympathetic, look at Amish life. The author's narrative primarily moves forward through "case studies" of Amish youth. These young people make varied choices, that either lead them back to the Amish fold, or out into the larger world. To me what was amazing was the decision process that lead these young people back to the Amish Church and way of life after being out and experiencing mainstream life.
An inside look into the lives of modern Amish teenagers faced with some tough decisions. This book had a little too much sociology/anthropology/psychology than I felt was needed to compare Amish teens with non-Amish teens.
The beginning was interesting; the middle lagged; the end was boring and repetitive. I was expecting so much more from this book and somehow the author dropped the ball.
Started out good but midway I started to lose interest. Seemed somewhat repetitive at times. Could serve well as an added read in a sociology class.
I was expecting more stories from Amish themselves and what their lives were like. This book included lots of studies done on the Amish lifestyle. Still a good read but hard to trudge through at times.