Everything you need to understand or teach And West Is West by Ron Childress.
When life deals an unexpected blow, one can learn from the experience or let the experience destroy him. In the novel And West is West by Ron Childress, leading characters Jessica, Ethan. and Zoe face unexpected trials in their lives. While all flounder after the events, two choose to learn from their experiences. Themes in the novel include the importance of lessons learned, the destructive nature of secrets, and the sometimes negative changes in the world because of modern technology.