Meet "Shelter Me." My mom passed it along to me and told me she loved it. I put it on top of my reading pile and will admit that I did some eyeball rolling when I opened the pages to discover that she had blacked out every swear word in the book. She was already sheltering me from the objectionable content, and I love her for that. If you decide you'd like to read the book, I have a censored copy all ready for loaning. For the first 200 pages or so, I found it a bit annoying. Even my daughters, as they would peek over my shoulder, commented on how distracting it must be to try and read around words that were blacked out. I did get used to it, though, and stopped trying to figure out what had been censored, and appreciated the labor of love on my behalf. I loved that the setting of the book was so familiar and comfortable. It was like reading about people in my neighborhood. My three favorite things about the books were:
1. Learning about Pology Cake (and cookies).
2. The gradual crescendo of the theme of forgiveness, and
I really liked it. Definitely PG-13. (But I'm not going to recommend that my 13 year old read it)