Icon: A Novel
By Georgia Briggs
Forget your old name. Forget your parents. These are the things Euphrosyne’s grandparents and counselor tell her. But if Orthodox Christianity is a lie, why did the icon so dramatically save her life? And what can she do to get the icon back?
In a post-Christian America, where going to church, praying, or owning holy things means death, a twelve-year-old girl searches for the truth. Finding it may cost her everything.
• One-of-a-kind Orthodox novel in the popular dystopian genre
• Strong, relatable heroine faces some of the same issues as contemporary teens
• Powerful exploration of religious persecution, seen from the inside
• Recommended for ages 13 and up
About the author: Georgia Briggs was born and raised by two Anglophiles in Birmingham, Alabama. She now lives in the country with her husband, her two stepdaughters, and their chubby Boston terrier. When she is not writing or working as a librarian, she enjoys baking cookies and singing along with recordings of Russian men’s choirs. Georgia is a member of Saint Symeon Orthodox Church in Birmingham.
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Very good book
Posted by Eduard Y. on Apr 12th 2021
I liked to read this book and to translate it to my sons. Great book!
Posted by Unknown on Mar 24th 2021
This review is hard to write without giving anything away. Too many loose ends, and a lot of wasted potential. As an editor, I would have heavily marked up the final third of the book.
this book packs a punch
Posted by Unknown on Jun 10th 2018
Ih this dystopia, the brave heroine of this story reminds me of saint agnes and remembers the reader to be brave in his or her way guided by the saints. Also a good book for roman-catholic ya and grown-ups
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