Stand by Me is a fantastic read that is difficult to put aside. First, the characters are very realistic. I, personally, could connect to most of the characters. Avis, the main character, goes through several struggles (external and internal) yet holds onto her faith with a vengence. If only all of us could do that. Kat, the other primary character, is so full of vigor and excited in her new faith. A new born Christian, Kat is bubbling over with ideas to help others. Sometimes she gets a little ahead of herself, which reminds me of myself on occasion.
Stand by Me grabs the reader and hangs on til the end. I surely hope a sequal is in the works: SOON!