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Jared's Island [Kindle Edition]

John Thayer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jared is an 11 year old boy who has bounced around between foster homes his whole life. After his current fosters abandon him, he decides to set out on the adventure of a lifetime and see where he ends up. He borrows a small boat and ends up on a mysterious island with a caretaker who has many secrets. Jared has to deal with much more than rough seas in getting to the island. Once he arrives he is confronted with puzzling questions that the man will not answer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479308811
  • Publisher: Triple J publishing (September 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00998TD5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An OK story, but-- December 20, 2012
By Dina G.
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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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great heartwarming story! October 16, 2012
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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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They can't put the book down! October 23, 2012
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tears in my eyes March 15, 2013
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me on my toes! December 18, 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for kids March 8, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jared the Courageous February 28, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little far-fetched, but a good read February 18, 2013
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does the government really have a island like that? And if they did, would they letsomeone live there? I bet not. But this is a good story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My son loved this book but I was bored with it.
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Schoffstall
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and great story!
A truly unique story that had me continue reading to find out what would happen next. Yes, there were some typos as some have said in their reviews, but they were easily overlooked... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wendi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is filled with adventurous wonders. I really liked how Sam took Jared under his wing and protected him.
Published 4 months ago by HonestReviewsOnly
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
never ordered
Published 9 months ago by ell
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching
A story where two generations meet, accidentally. One influences the other to change their life, somewhat. Had a difficult time putting this book down at the end of the day!
Published 12 months ago by punk grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book worth your money
A book about a young foster child Jared who is tired of the mainland life and decides to take a boat and head out into the gulf where he finds the eccentric Sam the owner of a... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ezekiel Carsella
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
I love stories of the sea and high adventure. This story was only ok. I like the Island and the inventions on it. I would love to live there myself! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars book review
Wow! I loved it! What an awesome story! This was a very uplifting book! Characters were written well and believable. I loved Sam what a great guy. What an island!! Read more
Published 22 months ago by tonya
2.0 out of 5 stars REALLY
Jered is stuck in the water for ever. I returned it before I even finished. I was very disappointed in the fact that the story line really doesn't move to fast.
Published on May 29, 2013 by tkhammel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Two different age groups that are there for each other and how they both learn a lesson from each other. I wish it had a second book.
Published on May 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

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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