I first encountered "The Virtue of Sin" in the backroom of my school library. It's straightforward cover drew me in, and I couldn't stop myself from devouring the story over the course of one day.
Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam knows she is safe. Cared for. Miriam is delighted to take part in Matrimony with the boy that she loves, Caleb. But when the ceremony goes wrong, she can't stay silent any longer, and begins to question the rules that Daniel has set in place.
Overall, "The Virtue of Sin" is a compelling novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free.