In Shawn Smucker’s novel The Day the Angels Fell, 12-year-old Samuel is grieving the death of his mother, and wants to bring her back. He goes on an epic journey to do so, but in the process, he begins to question if death may not be a curse, but rather a gift.
Throughout the book, Smucker employs vivid description, creating detailed scenes with excellent imagery. It is a captivating book, taking you into a world that includes both childhood nostalgia and the serious questions we face when we start to grow up. It is also thought-provoking book, making you think about issues regarding life, death, and faith.