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Facing Demons Paperback – October 17, 2011
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"This book was absolutely amazing! I read it twice before I started writing this review! With every page I read, and every detail into someone's story, I became more and more hooked on this book." - Avni Gupta, Reader Views
"A page-turning... finely crafted novel. This is a great book that will move you profoundly... Highly recommended." - Douglas R. Cobb, Bestsellers World
"Totally inspiring... Facing Demons is an extremely heart-rending book. It covers many of the problems facing young people today. A real eye-opener." - Ellen Feld, Feathered Quill Book Reviews
"A thought provoking novel which will touch every human emotion possible." - Beck Valley Books
About the Author
More About the Author
His career as a paramedic with the South Australian Ambulance Service continues to give him valuable insight into a diverse range of people's lives and has sparked inspiration for his writing.
Ashley is currently working on character prequels for Facing Demons.
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Twitter - ashleysanders84
Top Customer Reviews
Facing Demons is a heart-wrenching story that will change the reader's view about judging "problem kids." I was fascinated by its setting in Australia, heart broken by the reality of all the characters, and drawn to the edge by the dramatic suspense of their battles.
As a reader and author of Young Adult Books, I reccomend this read to young people of all ages.
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I was not disappointed.
Sanders has penned a powerful story weaving five troubled lives together in a beautiful setting. Blake Solomon rescues four teens from the hospital, transports them to his rehabilitation center, and helps them learn to take control of their own destiny and break their patterns from the past. And you may note that I mentioned five troubled lives, and not four. Blake has some troubles which are revealed through the course of the story as well, which help give him a realness he would not otherwise have had.
Each of the kids in the story come to life on the page, and you will feel like you could meet them somewhere in your own home town. Yet, each of them has a reason to want to die, as well as a reason to live -- though they may not know it. While each of their stories has some similarities, they are unique to the character and the voices are well-developed.Read more ›
Blake Solomon gets a second chance at life when his metastatic cancer goes into remission in the prologue of Facing Demons. That's a big reason behind why he wants to give other people a chance, also. He's a great character, because though he has doubts like all people do, he keeps his resolve strong, despite some setbacks he experiences with the four other main characters. He deals with their problems in a kind, concerned, attentive manner, and it's apparent he deeply cares for his patients and wants to help them succeed on their road to recovery. Blake is described as looking "a bit like George Clooney, even has the stubble, but with a few more streaks of grey in his hair.Read more ›
When we are faced in our everyday life by people who are high on drugs, very angry or to the other extreme withdrawn, reading this book could change your perception of that person.
The book teaches us that behind every heartache lies a reason and if we took the time to listen and learn the persons story, this could fulfil our lives by being gentle, kind as well as understanding.
As you go through the book each of their stories are revealed in stages, making you think of how you would react to listening to those harrowing stories. The author is very clever with this and brings each feeling to light and as the four main characters listen they realise that through releasing their worries they can really gain strength, especially telling their story to someone who understands.
Our characters - Matthew - The refugee who ends up on the street reveals his harrowing story, will the others understand? - Jason - A gang member or hard boy who cannot take a backward step or this will show weakness, can the tasks set for him change him? - Felicity - Who just wants to be loved but her story is a tragic one, can the others help her to overcome her tragedy? - Rebecca - She has been passed from foster home to foster home, used and abused, can she change her ways? All four characters experience near death experiences which bring them to the retreat.
Four lost souls all want one thing, a family, a sense of belonging. I haven't discussed the characters stories as not wanting to give the reader any pre-conceived ideas. This book has to be read for the reader to make up their own minds.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was one of the few fiction books I read where I really felt like I was invested in the health and overall trials of the characters. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by S.S.
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Amidst the darkness of turmoil there is hope.
Blake Solomon had never before heard such heart-wrenching stories until now. Read more
Facing Demons is a young adult novel about different teens facing desperate, traumatic situations. This novel discusses many problems facing young teens and young adults today. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Ashley from Teachable Mommy
Facing Demons by Ashley Sanders takes an in depth look at a lot of really BIG issues in today's society. Drugs, Gang Violence, Prostitution and Homelessness. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by khale
Facing Demons by Ashley Sanders is a book about four young adults all facing hard issues in their life? Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Rebecca Bryant
I love stories of redemption and of salvation. Finding your inner demons is hard. And to see an author create such intensity in the characters he has come up with, it felt like I... Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by Savannah (Books With Bite)
Matthew is a refugee who becomes homeless and reveals his story to the others. Jason is a gang member who refuses to show weakness. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Mommy Does...
This is one of the best books I've had the privilege to review in awhile! At 186 pages it's a quick easy read while also being extremely thought provoking. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by MissEcho83
I really liked this book! I can't wait for him to finish the Prequels so that I can learn more about the characters. This was a great first novel, can't wait to see more!Published on January 12, 2012 by Amazon Customer