The Have-and-Have-Nots (Manuscript)
Two sixth graders reunite in law school to pursue the truth of their friendship and the GOOD NEWS of why they want to know, understand and study THE LAW.
This story deals with human weaknesses, such as a pastor and a church suing a member, trying to cover up a principal’s affair and it’s said a pastor and principal bullied a mother. It features the story of a mother losing her position at the school. It also deals with themes of determination to overcome and to make up for past wrongs. The story is basically about a church that sues one of its members and a young woman named Maddy Parks and her determination to make things right. The story features Luke, Maddy’s brother, as well as several other characters.
The story shows what gossip and lies can do and that they cause pain. It is sad that a pastor and principal in the story, two positions of leadership, lied about a situation. Still, the story speaks of justice and also has a twist ending to it. There are several comments about sex in the manuscript which are not overly graphic or gratuitous. But if this were to be made into a film we would be concerned about how far the film would go in showing some of the things mentioned. As the manuscript currently stands, we are able to award it our Dove Seal for ages twelve and above.