“You can’t find happiness under a rock in Montana.”
Mr. Adams surely didn’t mean that as a challenge, but for Redemption Gray, on what might have been the worst day of his life, that’s exactly what it was. Without further discussion, he grabbed the restroom pass and left the room. And left the school. And left the state. Whatever happiness was, he had to prove that teacher wrong. Because if he didn’t, he wasn’t even sure life was worth living.
As he journeys northward from Dallas to the mountains of Montana, where there might be a rock big enough to hide happiness—or maybe just the meaning of life—Redemption finds more than he could have expected.
A 2018 winner of the prestigious Nautilus Silver Award, Under the Sun is a gripping coming-of-age story that delves into the questions every young person asks at some point: Who am I? What am I doing here? What does life mean? And God, are you there?