I read Robin Brande’s Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature last night. The main character Mena is outcast from her charismatic Christian church due to a letter she wrote (I won’t reveal the contents of that letter–it’s part of the plot.) What I loved about this book most of all was how Brande managed to show the damaging aspects to evangelical culture without resorting to name-calling or disrespect. Further, she manages to show what it’s like on the “inside” of evangelical culture and what it suddenly feels like to be on the “outside,” a feeling I know well myself! I remember how you couldn’t tell people the truth if they were on the “outside” but I also remember how, once you started questioning things, you were seen as part of the enemy. Happened to me, too, in a very different way than it did to Mena but it rang true. Good job, Robin, and good luck with the book.