Zion's Crossing is a story about two Amish teens who are twins. They are heading out for their Rumspringa, an Amish tradition of letting adolescents go off to experience the outside world before officially joining the church. Jed and Anna's Rumspringa has barely begun when a tragic car accident puts Jed in a coma and Anna in a miserable cloak of guilt. While doctor's analyze the twins' extremely interesting connection which Anna holds hostage to cope with her addiction, Jed travels through a life after death experience.
Jed's journey was a fascinating exploration of themes congruent with Dante's Inferno. The author has supplemented with a graphic representation of Jed's Dream House on her website [...] Along with the book, exploring references used and a pictorial view of Jed's voyage.
My favorite character in the book was the twins' mother, Beth. In her thoughts we discover the backbone of Amish beliefs and a glimpse into the heart and mind of these wonderful people. The conclusion of the book...of course I will leave that for you to discover.
Zion's Crossing would make an excellent reading club book and I hope the author will provide a guide for groups.