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This spiritual coming-of-age story was a finalist in American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) First Impressions competition in 2018.

Fifteen-year-old Anna Sandvik has dreams and visions that come true. Anna doesn’t want to disappoint God like her estranged father, whose healing ministry ended from disobedience. So, Anna delivers her dream’s message, “Stop Mr. Ryden,” to the woman in her dream after she introduces herself as Anna’s literature teacher, Ms. Villard.

Ms. Villard loves Mr. Ryden, the school’s football coach, and rejects Anna’s message. She ridicules Anna repeatedly.Angered, Anna seeks to prove why Mr. Ryden needs to be stopped and enlists the help of her cousin, Elle. The girls join the school newspaper to interview the players about Mr. Ryden and discover his secret.