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The Atonement Child 
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I <3 this book! I wana hear predictions!



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I am only on page 16 and I already love the book. I had no idea that this was a Christian book. I would of never guessed. But from the moment she stepped out of the doors of the restaurtant I knew something was going to happen to her. I hope she does not die because that would be really sad and aweful. :(



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The book has already grabbed my attention, it had me when i read the reviews on the back of the book. The fact that Dynah is bound to have a drastic change in her life is evident. The journey because of it, is what I am looking forward to discovering.



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I am glad yall like the book so far :) Tell me where yall are at and whatcha think is gonna happen. this book was sooo good!



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I found out today that Dynah does not die and i was so happy. But i know for sure she is going to have a baby because of the title of course. I think that Dynah is fixing to see Ethan's real side and how angry he can get. I think that Ethan and Dynah will break off their engagement because Dynah is not going to like what she is fixing to see.



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I hate Ethan. I do not like him anymore. He is thinking about himself more then Dynah. He is worried about his reputaion while Dynah is the one with the real problem. I hope Dynah dumps Ethan and marries Joe instead. Joe is real sweet and actually cares about what Dynah is going through. You can tell that Joe has feelings for her and he even wants her to keep that baby. I predict that Dynah will keep the baby, dump Ethan and Joe will help Dynah raise the baby and they will be a family together. :)



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Lol she cant die yet, she is the main character. I really doubt she"ll die but I have a feeling she may consider it. I am going to have to agree that Ethan is not being a soure of support or comfort for her. Considering that they are supposed to get married, he should be the one she feels the safest with emotional and physically. However, he is just causing more confusion and hurt for Dynah. Seems as if he is worried about his reputation and is allowing anger to take over since he himself is emotional confused. He is angry with the person who raped Dynah but he cant take his anger out on the rapist since they don't know who it is, leaving the baby as a target. He in a way seems to find the baby to be a disgust. Dynah doesn't wish to have a baby under these circumstances but I think deep down she understands that it is a living being that is partly her.



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Good dialogue. Glad you all found something you actually enjoy.



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Im not quite sure who I want her to marry right now. Divided between Ethan and Joe. Dynah loves Ethan, the problem is not whether they love each other. I think it may be a trust issue cause she can't rely on him as she once did. Ever since the tragic night, another side of Ethan has been revealed. He seems to be pressuring her, trying to decide things for her, and being a little controlling under the situation. If the two get back together then it shows the can be a strong couple under adversities in life and are capable to handle/work things out as a unit. It will also show their commit meant to and for each other. On the other hand, Joe isn't forcing his ideas on Dynah. He is being caring and understanding. He tries to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Joe's desire is that what is best for Dynah is done and that none of them lose hope or faith during all of this. He has Dynah's and the baby's best interest in mind. He seems to truely care about her, as a friend or possibly as more than a friend, guess we'll just have to read and see.



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I hate ethan too!!!



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I think that Ethan does not love Dynah anymore. I believe that after the rape he lost interest and really does not want to marry her anymore. When Joe was telling him to call her and chase after her he just brushed it off his shoulder and made the impression he did not want her back. I love Joe. He seems like a night and shining armor. I predict that he is going to come save her and they get married together. That would be amazing!



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Anna i competely agree with you. I hate Ethan with a passion. A husband is supppose to be there for you, be caring and help you get through your problems in life. I know that Ethan is hurt and that this is a major event, but if you love someone then you should stick with them through it. All Ethan cares about is his reputation and what others are going to think about him. He is not a Christian guy either. Him commanding Dynah to get an abortion was completely wrong. That made me mad how he wants to be a preacher someday but yet he is acting like this. But anyway, Anna you are absolutley right.



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Ethan did call though. He knows that the part he played in Dynah leaving. He wants to "Leave well enough alone." However, this moment in life won't ever be over for Ethan, as a pastor he is going to have to deal with scenerios such as this time and time again.



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Page 122 was a big shocker to me and changed my outlook or thoughts. I was not expecting for dynah to be the atonement child, thought that the child that Dynah might have would be the atonement child. Atonement basically means compensation for a wrong. The reason Dynah is the atonement child is that her mother, Hannah, had a previous relationship before Douglas, Dynah's father, were she became pregnant and the male ditched. Therefore, Hannah had an abortion. She later met Douglas and married. Unfortunately, they had a miscarriage and Hannah felt as if God was punishing her for the previous child she aborted. Hannah decided that if God would allow her to have a child then she would offer her has compensation for the child she took from Him, basically dedicated the child to the Lord like Hannah, from the Bible, did with her son Samuel. (Wow, just realized that both mother's names were Hannah. Coincidence?) However, continue reading and one discovers that the first in the family to have an atonement child might have been Dynah's grandmother Evie. So is it being passed on to each generation? Will it end with Dynah? Guess we'll have to read to find out. Great book that I would DEFINETLY recommend reading.



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