"We Sinners" tells the story of a large family, the Rovaniemis, as each character comes to terms with the strict sect of Lutheranism they have been raised in. The novel changes perspective in every chapter; each character has a crisis of faith and has to decide whether to leave the church or stay in it. The fundamentalist faith the characters are raised in dictates that they avoid a lot of normal modern day things, such as makeup, popular music, and television. Furthermore, they are not allowed to date outside of the church, which becomes a problem for more than one character. Some characters choose to stay, others choose to leave, but we follow each of them through this crisis and learn about the difficulty of being different in modern day America.
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Best part of story, including ending:
I like this story because it shows how difficult it is to remain close to your family after you change your beliefs to something different from the way you were raised.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when the character Nels was in college and struggled with partying, because it felt like such a real experience.
Opinion about the main character:
Though the book had no "main character," my favorite thing about all the characters was that they all sincerely struggled with their beliefs.