Sweet, sarcastic, completely exasperating Faith DiNapoli is determined to mend her family's dysfunctional ways. Not easy with the DiNapolis, already run out of town once and constantly teetering on the edge of disrepute. Even harder as Faith has a tendency to misread everything - including the Bible and her mother's diary..
And despite her dreams of respectability, Faith is struggling with her own temptations: dope, drink, boys and short, short skirts. Will she end up like her hard-working, tough-talking, fabulous mother, abandoned with four kids before she's thirty? What chance does she have, attending a school her mother has nicknamed 'The Slut Day-care Centre'?
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Lisa Gabriele lives in Canada. She has written for several magazines and worked in television. TEMPTING FAITH DINAPOLI is her first novel.