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A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2 Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00SQ4PID6
- Publication date : January 24, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2207 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 442 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #418,122 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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If you like stories of warmth, struggles against adversity, with triumph at the end, and a touch of the unusual in between, don’t pass up this tale. It would make a wonderful movie. I can easily see if on the Hallmark channel. The author does a phenomenal job of placing the reader in every scene, but most especially of connecting emotionally. That’s so important in a character-driven story, and this one fits the bill. Beautifully written and told from the heart, with plenty of angst and twists and turns, to keep me frantically flipping pages, this is book is a charmer from beginning to end. I look forward to reading the final book in the series and discovering more by this talented author!
Suddenly his grandparents pass away on the same day. This begins Rabbit's quest to leave the mountain. He had to find the man with eyes like the sky and hair the color of a raven, and find the good people.
There are so many twists and turns in this story including the Sight. Rabbit changes many lives in the year to follow his leaving the mountain.
This is a book that page after page will stir all of your emotions.
It will not disappoint.
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Rabbit has to find the man with the winter sky eyes and crow's wing hair after his grandma dies suddenly. So begins his two month hike to find the "Good people" and stay away from the "Bad", he knows how to survive in the wilderness. But he hasn't seen or spent any time with stangers before so crowds and modern society feels very threatening to him.
Rabbit finally meets Sarah Cole, she feeds him and tries to win his trust. But she keeps him a secret from her husband, Mac, because she concerned about how he will react to this child.
There is danger and suspense as well as mystery and prophecy as the story continues, will the Good people triumph in the end? I'll be waiting for the next book to see how their lives continue.
Top reviews from other countries
Those are the words of ten-year old Rabbit’s dying grandmother, who has ‘seeing’ dreams. She tells Rabbit he must leave their camp and find the ‘good people’. Rabbit has lived in the mountains of North Carolina, as far back as he can remember with his gran and grampa, never seeing another soul and has been taught that people are not to be trusted. Rabbit is scared seeing his gran so weak and frail, and worried because his grampa hasn’t returned from getting supplies. But now his gran has become so sick that she’s insisting Rabbit must leave all he’s ever known and go off into the wilderness. So begins Rabbit’s almost two months long and perilous journey over the mountains to fulfil his promise to his gran. He’s determined to find the man she described before she died.
This is such a captivating tale and Rabbit stole my heart. It follows Rabbit’s journey and ensuing development after his isolated childhood, while picking up the story of Sarah and Mac from the first book – Wake Robin Ridge. They are expecting their first child when Rabbit arrives on the ridge and their lives are about to change, in ways they never could have imagined, from the moment they all meet. Rabbit is a remarkable little boy, bright and loving, with exceptional gifts. Sarah meets Rabbit as he camps in nearby woods, and tries to win his trust before she tells Mac, not sure how he will react after the loss that still haunts him, and hurts so much.
Reading about Rabbit’s journey and his meeting with Sarah and Mac is so poignant, it’s described beautifully with believable feelings and emotions. Marcia Meara has such a wonderful way with words, I can visualise the story and setting and feel part of it. I love the way Rabbit interprets life and his perspective of it’s rights and wrongs. His wonder at things he’s never seen and can hardly believe actually exist just make him more delightful. But for all his young age and innocence he has an old and wise head on his shoulders.
The characters are well developed and (mostly) appealing and relatable, the narrative better than ever. It’s written alternately from the first (Sarah’s) and third point of view which works well.
Again, the mountain backdrop is wonderfully evocative and together with the elements of mystery, danger and suspense, not to mention a touch of the paranormal and second sight prediction, make this is one of my favourite books so far this year.
It's simply wonderful!
The book tells the story of a young boy who has been brought up in the mountains by his grandparents who want to protect him from evil people. Before she dies, his grandmother gives him a description of a good person he has to find and he picks the main characters from the first novel - Sarah and Mac Cole.
There is humour and pathos in his discovery of the modern world and some of the people in it, and a very real sense of fear in the form of someone who means to do him harm.
My head is still full of Little Rabbit. He is so real to me now. His distinctive voice and way of speaking are brilliantly executed and put everything else in the shade. I haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time - it has charm, humour, poignancy, sadness and a sense of threat woven seamlessly through it.
Read it for yourself and see what I mean!
Before she died, Rabbit’s grandmother told him he must find the ‘good people’ and the little boy fearlessly sets off alone to cross the mountains. While Rabbit is sure he has found them in Mac and Sarah, Mac is less sure. Still grieving for his son, he doesn’t want to risk further heartache. A Boy Named Rabbit really is a page turner, an emotional rollercoaster of a story. Have a box of tissues close by when you read it.
Even before I finished A Boy Named Rabbit, I had clicked the buy button for the third book in the series.