Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Abigail is kicked out of school for stabbing a bully. No one listens to her side of the story and it happens that the bully is the principal's son. She is sent to a Catholic school and though she is told she doesn't have to become Catholic, she decides to in order to anger her parents who never listen to her. By the end, she really does believe in God, forgiveness and redemption. I think it was a bit heavy handed. I give it a nay.