Sarah didn’t need to spend the morning in the library while Paul was in class because she ended up taking a tour of the Stoddard Living Center, a grouping of small apartment buildings behind the Institute of Religion building.
Mostly populated by students who attended Michigan State University or Lansing Community College, the Living Center was almost exclusively LDS. The students got together regularly for institute classes, scripture studies, and church meetings. But they also had a place to hang out, have dances, sit around the campfires that they built out back, and go canoeing and hiking.
Paul dropped Sarah off with some friends he knew, and they showed Sarah what college life was like in East Lansing. Sarah loved the place immediately and turned in her application to rent an apartment before she’d even been accepted to Lansing Community College.
Her parents were very supportive, and Sarah suspected they were glad to see her finally leaving the nest and doing something with her life. They even agreed to pay for her apartment, since she didn’t have a job.
Sarah had never had a job. What Paul said the day before about her relying on her good looks and voice was true. She knew she needed to grow up, and this was the first step.
Book Club Discussion Questions: This is more of a comment. I'm not feeling this book, which is probably why Chapter Four is skeletal at best. Thank you for your patience with me as I work through this. -Julie