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The Twelve-Fingered Boy (The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy) Kindle Edition
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Shreveport Cannon has lived a hard life, at fifteen years old he's suffered more than his fair share. He's learned to look out for himself, and he's used his street smarts to keep his skin intact during his stint at Casimir Pulaski Juvenile Detention Center for Boys. When Jack Graves is introduced to the eco-system of Casimir Pulaski things get...weird. Jack has twelve fingers and twelve toes, but that's not the strangest thing about him. When he gets mad or feels threatened Jack explodes with telekinetic force. And there are those that seek to acquire Jack and his ability, nasty customers like the menacing Mr. Quincrux.
THE TWELVE-FINGERED BOY is told in the first person by juvenile delinquent Shreveport "Shreve" Cannon. Shreve's voice is highly unique. He's likable with an edged wisdom that bespeaks his difficult lot in life. For a fifteen year old he's had the majority of his naivety burned away by circumstance but what remains is intelligence and a surprising compassion. Shreve quickly takes to Jack, despite his reluctance to being saddled with fresh blood. Looking back I'm surprised at how little is learned about Jack over the course of the novel. He too, is likable, and the relationship that matures between the two boys is convincing.
It's a relationship that grows and changes as the boys grow and change.Read more ›
13 year old Jack Graves is quiet and withdrawn, and more different than Shreve ever imagined. Jack has 6 fingers on each hand, but that’s not what makes him so different. When Jack gets upset, or angry and holds those hands out, you’d better take cover, because all hell is about to break loose, and as for Jack’s power, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Soon Jack is visited by Mr. Quincrux and his rather creepy, and hungry, assistant. Quincrux wants one thing: Jack, and he’ll stop at nothing to get him. The problem is that Shreve has grown pretty fond of Jack, and he’s not going to let him go without a fight, even if Quincrux can crawl into a person’s mind and command them like a meat puppet. The boys are bustin’ out of Casimir, and are on the run for their lives, because Quincrux’s influence is wide, and very, very deep.
While reading this one, I frequently thought of The Talisman, by Stephen King.Read more ›
Thirteen-year-old Jack was one of those kids who cried himself to sleep so it looked like he needed to be looked after kind of like Vig. "You got like a gajillion fingers," Shreve blurted out when he saw Jack's hands. It was really kind of a freaky thing and Jack didn't appreciate the commentary, least ways the thing about being in a circus. A strange "thing" emanating from Jack pushed Shreve back. "No!" This kid had more than a gajillion fingers, he had some sort of power. Shreve shouldn't have said anything about those fingers, but he wanted to listen to Mr. Quincrux interview Jack and needed to bribe Ox so he could listen through his wall.
"Your former foster brother will live ..." This kid's powers were seriously strong and Quincrux wanted him for some reason. Jack had defeated "five older children in hand-to-hand combat." Shreve's powers began to quickly emerge and he remembered what happened when Quincrux got into his head. Quincrux's "residue or something was left behind," and Shreve was soon able to read minds and take control of other people's bodies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very similar to The Mara Dyer trilogy or The Darkest Minds trilogy. Moves quick and is an excellent read for YA addicts!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm impressed with the originality, and the book grabs you early. A great start to the series. I can't wait to start the next one!Published 7 months ago by Brian Bailey
How far do you let the lines of right and wrong blur when you are protecting the ones you love? Hard to put down, characters are engaging and keep you invested. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wendy Palmer
I must admit this isn't usually what I would call my cup of tea, if my brother hadn't found it at the bookstore and picked it up for me because he thought it sounded... Read more
I can still hear the book's POV character, Shreev, in my mind. An absolutely believable broken kid who struggles with a Parzivalian existence. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Weston Ochse
Read this. It's an odd story and it's presented oddly. It is compelling exactly because of those elements. I think I see where the next part might go... but I'm probably wrong. Read morePublished 22 months ago by T. Jones
Ever wish you could read the thoughts of people you meet? Our main character, Shrev Cannon, can. Sometimes he finds out things he just doesn't want to know. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Zack Jennings
Great read. I'm going to recommend this book to all my friends. Looking forward to reading the sequel and more books by John H Jacobs.Published on November 29, 2013 by Paul Harness
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