In the first chapter of Girl Unmoored, the reader is introduced to Apron Bramhall, Jesus Christ, and a small portion of the large cast of characters that populate this impressive debut. Jennifer Gooch Hummer has written a unique story of a precocious girl grieving the loss of her mother and, among other things, blossoming into a young woman.

Jesus Christ turns out to be Mike Weller, who plays the son of God in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar. After seeing the show with her best friend Rennie, Apron runs into Jesus everywhere. Conveniently, one of her neighbors is Mike’s grandmother, a woman obsessed with the color orange and whose nose is often bleeding.