It's a Curl Thing
Senior prom is only one day away and Divine’s friend, Rhyann Hamilton, is having a really bad day. She is in desperate need of major hair repair after her cousin’s attempt at styling has wreaked havoc on Rhyann’s tresses. In tears, Rhyann schedules an emergency appointment at an unknown salon only to end up with most of her hair chopped off, and not enough money to pay for the expensive appointment. Luckily, the owner is sympathetic and offers Rhyann a chance to work off the money she owes. Through this arrangement she meets a very special person who will challenge her, inspire her, and change Rhyann’s life forever...
Fast-paced, fun, and inspirational, It’s a Curl Thing features wonderfully engaging characters facing everyday challenges, as they try to find a balance between personal success and maintaining their Christian principles.
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Reading Group Guide
Rhyann Hamilton has big plans: to make top grades, get a scholarship to her dream college, and have a great time at her sophomore prom. But after a hair disaster leaves her owing money to a local hair salon, she finds herself in a new role, tending to pampered customers as an assistant at the salon. There she meets a new friend who challenges her to think differently about the world and her own place in it. With the help of her friends Mimi and Divine, Rhyann learns that when she reaches out to others, opens up, and trusts in God, her world expands in ways she’d never imagined.
Questions for Discussion
1. What is your first impression of Rhyann? How does she differ from her friends Mimi and Divine? What do you think are her character strengths and weaknesses? How does she change over the course of the story?
2. Right from the beginning of It’s a Curl Thing, Rhyann is focused on how her hair looks—and horrified when her sister bungles her cut and col see more