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Length: 260 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Triple J publishing (September 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00998TD5W
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Thayer has always loved to write but could never think of much to write about. When his son Jared was born he found his topic. John would tell Jared a bedtime story each night, making up stories, each one having a boy named Jared as the main character at Jared's request. Some of the stories were short and sweet, and others would cause Jared's mom to come in and ask what was taking so long to put him to bed.
One day in 2009 John decided he wanted to write Jared a story that he could always have as a reminder of their special time together. Three months after he started it, the first draft of a 200 page book was done. Two more edits came after that and finally, on his 10th birthday, Jared was presented with Jared's Island, a book written just for him.

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An adventure story without much substance. I thought it was plotted well, but it was overrun with typos, cliches, misspelled words, punctuation errors, and just plain wrong information. For instance, one chapter's title was NAPLES, but the action took place in Ft. Myers. The Florida Panhandle was described as being east of Tallahassee. The word "sun" was repeatedly capitalized, for no reason that I could decipher. Some more examples: "Your still here..." and "The boat road so low in the water..." and "...his breathe smelled bad too" and "the power chord going to the wall...." Also "Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Muslim, and several other faiths...." I think he meant Islam. Anyhow, this book would have been much better if it had been skillfully edited.
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This book gets you involved in the characters from the beginning and always makes you wonder about Jared's upbringing. It makes you want to to keep reading to learn about the next adventure and the next twist.....I have to say - I was completely surprised at the end and I couldn't put it down till I finished!!!
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I have 2 books & I can't wait to read one!! My husband & my 9 year old son have taken both copies & are really enjoying Jareds story!! My husband says its a very interesting story & he can't put it down, I find him reading while waiting for his morning coffee. Our family vote is a definitely a great story!!
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I selected this book because my husband and I live on the coast with our son, and because we are applying to become a foster family. It felt like I might relate. This book touched my heart. Sweet relationship between a man and a boy who are both lost, and find themselves and each other.
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I had no idea what I was getting into! I had no idea which way this book would go, I'm quit pleased with the out come. I held my breath the last part if you he book! LOVED IT
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The story is very engaging to say the least, and simple to read. You feel like reading more and more, until you finish. It has a very engaging plot with excellent characters; it has a great lesson to anyone who is alone or feels alone. It shows that everything is possible and that you should not give up just because you are facing some difficult time. My wife, who love to read from here Kindle books will be delighted when I suggest here to read. He face not only the storms of life,but also real storm in the middle of the ocean. His experiences, as one lost at sea is fascinating and captivating. Ok, go ready, I am sure you will like it.
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I got this free on my Kindle. It was an easy read definitely geared toward pre-teens. I did not finish reading it however since it was fairly uninteresting for me as an adult. It's clean which is what I wanted to know before my son read it.
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I liked the book very much. It could have been longer just to drag out the "learning process" the old man was going through. He seemed to make the changes in his life a little easy.
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