I loved this quote from the main character, Hope Ladley (p264): "The Bible tells us in everything give thanks. It doesn't say for everything; it says in everything. Don't lie and tell God thanks when you are not grateful. He wants you to look past the problem and find the scrap of good that's there. God isn't a fairy-tale genie who gives us everything we want; we have to lean hard on Him and trust He'll work things out"