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Ring Around the Rosie [Kindle Edition]

Jen Wylie
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Aaron is a normal boy fascinated with music. He loves playing his flute so much he doesn't even mind lessons over summer break. When he meets a strange boy at the park who seems to be just as obsessed they spend summer days entertaining children in the parks woods. But friends often have secrets, music can be magical, and even the most innocent of children's games can be more than they appear.

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"Weaving the magical into the mundane, making you rethink what you already know, and mesmerizing you from start to finish. Only three of the reasons why I love Jen Wylie's stories." - Sean Hayden, Author of the Demonkin Series.

"A chilling tale of friendship, music and magic." - J.A. Campbell, Author of Doc, Vampire-Hunting Dog.

"Chilling, thrilling and pitch perfect, will you take Jennifer Wylie’s hand and be led into a supernatural game? It’s not all child’s-play in ‘Ring Around the Rosie’." - Katy O'Dowd, Author of The Lady Astronomer.


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"Weaving the magical into the mundane, making you rethink what you already know, and mesmerizing you from start to finish. Only three of the reasons why I love Jen Wylie's stories." - Sean Hayden, Author of the Demonkin Series.

"A chilling tale of friendship, music and magic." - J.A. Campbell, Author of Doc, Vampire-Hunting Dog.

"Chilling, thrilling and pitch perfect, will you take Jennifer Wylie's hand and be led into a supernatural game? It's not all child's-play in 'Ring Around the Rosie'." - Katy O'Dowd, Author of The Lady Astronomer.

From the Author

Ring Around the Rosie is a short story for young adults to adults.
 
Other works:  
Ring Around the Rosie-YA fantasy
Tales of Ever novella series- YA fantasy
Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales Vol 1 & 2- A paranormal anthology of the strange and bizarre.
Sweet Light- Romantic Fantasy novel
Broken Aro- Book 1 of the Broken Ones, Fantasy novel
Broken Prince- Book 2 of the Broken Ones, Fantasy novel
Tales of Ever- Fantasy/paranormal, YA 10+ 

Product Details

  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Untold Press (February 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007CATOYO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,331 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We all fall down February 25, 2012
By KTK
Format:Kindle Edition
Chilling, thrilling and pitch perfect, will you take Jennifer Wylie's hand and be led into a supernatural game? It's not all child's-play in 'Ring Around the Rosie', a deliciously dark tale that delivers consistently from the excellent writing throughout to the final note. A highly recommended read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ring Around The Rosie by Jen Wylie March 22, 2012
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Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down. What if weren't about something deadly but something magical? Aaron is part of a musical family and even he is surprised when he hears music coming from the woods. He must investigate.

This short story gives us an alternative to the meaning we've all associated with this song. I like that there is something else behind this song. So many children love it, it's nice to see it can be interpreted another way. I like this short story. I wish it was a full length book. How much fun it would be to get tangled in it then.

I didn't find any issues.

I gave this one 5 out of 5 books even though I wished it were longer.

~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical and dark. March 19, 2012
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In this short story Jen Wylie has managed to preserve the feeling of a fairy tale / nursery rhyme with her use of simple, yet effective, prose. She juxtaposes this successfully with a modern setting and characters leaving an intriguing contemporary feel with the reader at the story's end.
In common with some of Grimm's tales this one has a sweet innocent beginning, but like a thriller film score the tune that it weaves becomes darker as it continues until... well, you'll just have to read it.
For me the main appeal was a likable and interesting main character, and the 'feel' of the piece which Ms. Wylie's writing evoked so well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and beautiful February 26, 2012
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"Ring Around the Rosie" as a child's rhyme always made me nervous, and although I've pushed it out of my mind, now I remember why. In a story that lures the reader in and wraps you with warmth, there's a constantly lingering uncertainty that all isn't what it seems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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"Ring Around the Rosie" by Jen Wylie is a short story (only about twenty pages) that gives the reader insight on the popular children’s song. The story follows Aaron, a young teen raised to love music. During summer break, he walks to his flute lessons and every day passes the park. One day while passing he hears a haunting tune. After a few days of hearing, curiosity gets the better of him and he ventures into the woods next to the park to find the source of the mysterious tune. He finds Shay, a strange boy who plays the pipes for children in the park. Aaron likes that he shares his passion of music with Shay and begins meeting him every day to play. On a “special day” though, Aaron learns the hard way that it’s not all fun and games with Shay.

So this is a very short, yet haunting tale. I like Aaron, he is an atypical high school student. He has a love for music, he’s a good big brother and son. However, against his better judgment he begins these jam sessions with the mysterious Shay. Shay talks with an older cadence than his body shows. In fact he exudes a high creep factor, yet Aaron finds himself inexplicably drawn to him, as do other children in the park.

Overall, if you are looking for a quick read for your busy weekend, I highly suggest this one. It’s short enough to be read in one sitting, I read it in under an hour. And bonus it’s free for a limited time :D Just be warned, it does not leave you with good feelings!! In fact, pretty sure I had a nightmare or two the night I read this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this version very much July 12, 2014
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Interesting take on the age old children's rhyme. I enjoyed this version very much. Novella, easy and quick reading. Well written and a fresh idea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique June 24, 2014
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It's a very interesting short story. I wish it were longer because I would like to know more. It's unique and loved reading another version of Ring Around the Rosie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun short read June 24, 2014
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I love Wylie's works and this is no exception. It was cute and fun and very enjoyable. Leaves you wondering what happens next. Will be reading to my children for bedtime and then have them read it to me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Short story
The story was okay but I found it to be too short had it of been longer I would've enjoyed it more. The explanation of the song I did find informative.
Published 4 months ago by readimg fool
4.0 out of 5 stars Eerie, but interesting!
Eerie, but interesting! This is a short story which is a fantasy that also has explanations for the nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosie".
Published 4 months ago by Evelyn Edington
5.0 out of 5 stars Ring Around the Rosie
This book is really good, I couldn't but it down. If you like a mystery read this book. I would love it and read it again. I know I do.
Published 5 months ago by Dion Goodwin
4.0 out of 5 stars Light and entertaining
This was a satisfying read, plainly told without overmuch style or pretension getting in the way of the story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jeffrey Daniels
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little read
Quite an interesting take on the children's song of the same name that children have sang for years. I really liked the turn that the story took later on as I continued to read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Brian Bigelow
2.0 out of 5 stars OK short story
This had a decent story line, but it was too predictable for me. I figured out who Shay was almost immediately and the ending in a general way. Read more
Published 10 months ago by CatherineS
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting by lazer
An interesting short read that causes one to reminisce on days gone by. What were you told of the meaning of the little ditty? Do you remember? Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lazer
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Lovely story filled with music and magic. From the beginning till the end it kept me wondering what's going to happen and who is this mysterious boy from the woods.
Published 12 months ago by Meg
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit of magic...
Aaron comes from a musical family. He plays piano and guitar, but his favorite instrument is the flute. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Samantha McManus
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More About the Author

Jen Wylie resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.
Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.
Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don't. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. She loves to hear from her readers!

How to connect with Jen:
Goodreads: Jen Wylie
Twitter: @jen_wylie
Facebook: Jen Wylie (page)
Website: jenwylie.com
Email: jenniferw2mail@gmail.com

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