Delany's family has recently fallen apart. Her younger sister has recently passed away from cancer. Her father leaves town. Her mother becomes a walking zombie. Then a picture of Baby Jesus appears on a cheese wheel at the convince store where Del works. It's not long before miracles start popping up all around town.
I went into this 'Cheesus was Here' not knowing what to expect. I knew that it was about a cheese wheel with the face of Baby Jesus on it. Other than that I wasn't really sure what to expect. Wow, 'Cheesus Was Here' did not disappoint. I loved pretty much everything about it.
It was very well written. The prose was very easy to read and painted a wonderful visual of what was happening. The smooth description and settings reminded me of John Green's writing.
The story was not only hilarious and definitely made me laugh out load but was also deep and meaningful. It approaches so many deep topics. The main one being what faith is exactly and what causes some to have it (even amongst tragedy) while others do not.
I really loved the character of Delany. She was funny and cranky but absolutely lovable. Her friend Gabe and her brother Emmet also came across as stereotypes (preacher's kid and jock) in the beginning but showed their depth later on.
The end did leave me hanging a bit but I understood that the author wanted us to make our own conclusions on what would happen with Delany, Gabe, Emmet, and the rest of the town. Maybe, we can hope for a second installment of CWH.
I recommend 'Cheesus Was Here' as an easy, fun, and complex read. It is easy to read, funny, and meaningful. I can't believe that this is J.C. Davis' debut novel. I can't wait to read her next one.