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Milledgeville Misfit [Kindle Edition]

T.L. Gray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fourteen-year old Juniper "Junebug" Summerville loses her parents and her ability to talk in a car accident. Against her silent protests, she is sent to live in a remote swampland infamous for its ghosts, federal prison and insane asylum.

As Junebug struggles with her emotional scars, she begins to heal with help from six other orphans at Dearborn, a once famous Milledgeville Plantation. Just as she begins to enjoy the peace she’s long desired, she finds herself in a fight for her sanity when she stumbles upon a tear in the fabric that separates the possible from the impossible, and she must choose which to believe.

Milledgeville Misfit is a young adult novel that deals with grief and healing, and has an ending that leaves the reader with the choice of what to believe.

Product Details

  • File Size: 268 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983433275
  • Publisher: Vabella Publishing; 1 edition (January 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073Z0TM4
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,223,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insanely intriguing... February 3, 2012
By Nj
Milledgeville, GA, is this town is recognized for Ghost tours and ghost walks, even recent ghost sitings... an absolute perfect setting for a dark story.

Great plot! So many disorders/illnesses stem from traumatic childhood incidences, and this story shadows the trauma that Junebug faces throughout her life.

At the tender age of thirteen, a young girl is traumatized by the loss of her parents and left unable to speak. All that matters to her is finding a way to deal with her life and its losses. The fact that she creates so many personalities shows that she isn't capable of handling what has happened to her and her family. And in turn, her mental state is severely affected. However, the author keeps you hooked by making you constantly wonder if this is all real or just fantasy...

Supporting characters (her persona's) each had a specific purpose representing aspects of her life that reinforced her well-being. I concluded they were her sanity (or what little she had).

I enjoyed reading Milledgeville Misfit and found it an easy read that makes you stop and think about what's actually happening. The writer exposes Junebug's frailties in such a way that reader feels her stresses. Especially being a young girl of only thirteen who is insecure and must leave the comfort of her home. Her loneliness obviously overwhelming.

Milledgeville Misfit Author T.L. Gray masters the concept of supposition. For me, a winning mix of personal drama, fantasy, and immortality intertwined with tests of realism. A fast-paced read that will inevitably leave you wondering about reality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
written by T. L. Gray
How would you feel if you were living in a big city like Atlanta and suddenly you were forced to go live in a rural town with a not-so-great reputation? In T. L. Gray's story a car accident occurs which forces a young girl named Juniper, but better known to her close friends as Junebug, to move to Milledgeville, Georgia where her closest relatives, whom she has never met, reside.
While she is there she gets to know a group of children that the reader is left to choose and to determine for themselves their state of existence. It is especially fun to read about our local area being written about in MILLEDGEVILLE MISFIT. While you are reading you are left feeling as though Junebug is someone that you could be friends with from down the street or that lives next door.
The author's writing is very imaginative and creative. T. L. Gray even adds an educational tint to the book as she teaches the characters Biblical scripture, manners, and even gets down to the nitty-gritty of the English language to what a metaphor is. Of course as these things are explained to the book's characters the reader is reaping the benefit too.
The book is scary and you will find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat as well as looking over your shoulder and being sensitive to having a chill. You will quickly turn the pages to discover what adventure or trouble Junebug will get into next. At one point Junebug is led to do some important research at the library and finds that newspapers sometimes can be very revealing and horrifying.
I believe that a young person who likes ghosts and haunted houses would find this book extremely enticing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Chilling Tale April 19, 2012
A very chilling story! Wow, T L Gray weaves a griping tale of paranormal intrigue married with a psychological thriller in Milledgeville Misfit. As the reader, you are guessing about Junebug's world: the sanity vs insantity. Some nights I almost left the light on after I put down the book. Other nights I questioned my own sanity. Good going, T L Gray. I recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Milledgeville Misfits March 15, 2012
By Peanut
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I loved this book - it was a great story and the way it ended may mean more to come I hope.
The roommate in this book was Norma-Jean the name of my other favorite author and niece Norma-Jean Connors.
I have never read a book by T.L. Gray but now I am looking forward to finding more by her. Thank you for some great entertainment - I finished it in 5 hours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it real or not? Doesn't matter - good read either way. February 18, 2012
This is the story of a 14-year old (Junebug) who has lost both parents in an automobile accident which she survived. She is unable to speak - until she arrives at the old plantation house where she is to live with older, distant relatives. There she finds herself talking to various children also living in the mansion. But do they really live there at all? Junebug's life becomes more of a puzzle than ever. A crisis happens, and she leaves the mansion. She returns ten years later to some surprises. What is real, what is in her head? The author leaves that to the reader.

Junebug's tale (and that of those around her) is a compelling one. As an adult who often reads fiction for younger readers, there was plenty here to interest me. I found the characters relatable. I liked Junebug, although I actually found some of the other children more intriguing.

The prose is descriptive, with dialogue that rings true. The book flows well; there's no dragging or extraneous detail. Every once in a while there was an awkward sentence or phrasing, but nothing that detracted too much. I know kids will especially like the clues interspersed throughout the book, foreshadowing information Junebug gets later, and later events as well. I don't usually like open ended stories. However, in this case I didn't mind so much, because it fits with the tone of the story. I can't say more without giving it away.

I enjoyed reading Milledgeville Misfit. It will definitely go on my keeper shelf.

Disclaimer: I know the author; however, my review is honest and true to my personal 'take' on the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A Short and Entertaining Read
This book was only 168 pages. The story was interesting and had a couple nice twists to it. It could certainly use some editing, but the grammatical errors weren't completely... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tracy Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This is a really awesome book with a good plot! The author is also super nice & I'm glad I got to meet her!! (:
Published 17 months ago by Megan
4.0 out of 5 stars Milledgeville Misfit
14 year old Juniper Summerville has lost both her parents in a terrible car accident, which has also caused her to go mute around adults. Read more
Published on December 13, 2012 by Knowles
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
If you liked the movie "Sixth Sense," you'll like this book. It's a quick read and an interesting premise. Read more
Published on October 20, 2012 by D. Wellman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Great read....Milledgeville is full of ghost stories, some true and some not...which is this one? Read and find out! Loved the ending! Wow!
Published on October 3, 2012 by TMHGA
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Story, full of surprises
A delightful story about a young girl who seems out of good options but manages to work her way through her limitations, while learning a few life lessons along the way. Read more
Published on August 25, 2012 by Craig Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for those intrigued with the surreal,,,or not
T.L. Gray has an enviable imagination and certainly can spin a yarn. The author's voice comes through loud and clear, enabling readers to empathize with the young protagonist as... Read more
Published on April 28, 2012 by Shelba H. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Milledgeville Misfits
Just finished Milledgevills Misfits. A great read with a surprise ending that gave me warm fuzzies!! T. L. Gray really knows how to tell a story.
Published on February 22, 2012 by Melody Dawn
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T.L. Gray works and writes as the following:

Contributing Writer/Reviewer - West Georgia Living Magazine
Contributing Writer - Impact Times Magazine
Editor/Writing Tutor - T.L. Gray, LLC
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