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Amy's Hero (Tales of the Ragoon) [Kindle Edition]

Stan Morris
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Book Description

Amy's parents have a problem. Their daughter is withdrawing from life. The Ragoon have a solution. Sort of. What happens when a fearful young woman is suddenly made the subject of a rehabilitation project run by alien psychologists? And who is that guy she is forced to interact with? Will Amy find happiness?

Product Details

  • File Size: 243 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stan Morris; Third edition (February 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB1FFS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,007,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK - SURPRISING June 22, 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, fast YA sci-fi read March 20, 2014
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I want to qualify this rating by stating I’m giving it 4.5-5 stars for the interesting story, but 3-3.5 stars for the writing—not the mechanics, which are fine, but the grammar is more YA than I expected and the prose a little lacking in descriptives, but that can simply be due to the closed-off senses of the girl in question.

I ran across this book on goodreads and, as I’m borderline Agoraphobic, my curiosity was piqued. The story is set on Earth after Humanity has been conquered by a race of giant lizards called the Ragoon and centers around Amy, a young woman suffering from social anxiety, a resulting consequence of moderate-to-severe Agoraphobia.

The Ragoon are an industrial conglomerate and feel that everyone needs to follow the rules and produce—or they’ll pick you up by your feet and eat you for lunch. The District Supervisor is contacted by Amy’s parents who are concerned by her withdrawal from the world into the privacy of her room and her computer. The District Supervisor hatches a plan to attempt to draw Amy out of her sheltered world and once again make her a productive member of the machine. Within a day he has Amy kidnapped and brought to the Merced Human Rehabilitation Center for recovery. I don’t want to say how it (the District Supervisor) plans to accomplish this, because it is the main plot point of the book.

The story was fast-paced (not action-packed, but a fast read) and told mostly from Amy’s secluded and constricted viewpoint as she is drawn out of her cocoon. This book is clearly directed towards the YA audience, but the story is entertaining, moves along at a good pace and gives the reader a desire to learn more about the Ragoon and what else is going on around the planet during their occupation, which I imagine is told in the other books by the author. The ending was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. And truthfully, what isn’t somewhat predictable anymore?
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More About the Author

Stan Morris (1951-) was born in Linwood, California, to religious fundamentalist parents. He grew up in Norwalk, California and Concord, California, where he discovered the amazing world of hard science fiction and became influenced by conservative atheism and liberal humanitarianism. He moved to New Mexico in 1972, and finally to Maui, Hawaii in 1983. He worked a variety of jobs at oil and gas companies, driving situations, and computer tech operations. He retired in 2006. His first book, "Surviving the Fog," was published in 2009. He lives on a farm and grows coffee, avocados, tangerines, peaches, plumeria, a variety of vegetables and herbs, and an incredible amount of weeds. He is married to Rene Yamafuji. They have two sons.

He published "Sarah's Spaceship Adventure" and "The Colors of Passion and Love" in 2011. He is presently working on a scifi series about a solar system with one inhabited planet (Marl) and thousands of inhabited asteroids (the Hoop). "Sarah's Spaceship Adventure" is set in that world, which Stan calls, "Mackenzie's Rock." "Surviving the Fog-Kathy's Recollections," will be published at Kindle Digital Publishing on May 16.

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