Finding Tom

by Simeon Harrar

Genres: Children & Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade

ISBN: 9781620201268

192 pages

Price: $13.99

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In a small southern town Tom Weston ran outside with tears streaming down his face in the middle of the night. He collapsed in a heap on the red earth. She couldn’t be gone. He wasn’t ready to say goodbye. He closed his eyes and saw again the stiff corpse laying in the bed upstairs. This was not a dream.   A tale of grief, faith, and hope, follows the life of teenager Tom Weston as he strives to make sense of his shattered world. Given an opportunity to escape Podunk Greenwood and his past, he finds himself at the gates of the highly prestigious Locklear University. With the comical Dr. Emory as his friend and mentor, Tom struggles to survive in this strange new world ruled by the despicable Dean of students. Tom and wealthy roommate, Charles Montgomery, are fatefully paired to tackle the pressures of school, family, and their impending futures as they join a mysterious secret society together.   When blonde bombshell Julia Stine walks into the picture things only get more confusing.


Simeon Harrar is a full-time seminary student who grew up as a missionary kid in Senegal, Africa and Papua New Guinea. He is a graduate of Erskine College where he received a degree in philosophy and honed his writing skills. Along the way, he has worked extensively with teenagers in youth ministry engaging in meaningful conversations about faith, family, and the struggles of growing up. He has a passion for young people and desire to see them engaged in life giving faith communities that celebrate their gifts and questions. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his beautiful wife and plans to work as a bi-vocational church planter after finishing his Master’s degree.