The New York (effing) Times reviewed Small Town Sinners in Sunday's paper. And they liked it! And they compared it to Friday Night Lights!!!
Choice bits: "Walker has written a credible and tender evocation of the moment when a young person’s beliefs begin to emerge and potentially diverge from the teachings of a family’s religion... for teenagers raised in evangelical homes, as I was, the character’s spiritual life will ring absolutely true."
"Near the end, Lacey contemplates a verse from the prophet Isaiah: 'Come now and let us reason together.' It’s a good summation of what Walker asks of her characters and, by extension, of her readers."
Dream. Come. True. It's enough excitement to send a girl into labor (but hopefully it won't! Not ready!).