- File Size: 1072 KB
- Print Length: 333 pages
- Publisher: Smashwords; 1 edition (March 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XXH3R3V
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I know this novel is described as a 'dark' story but there is so much hope and love and affection displayed by characters in the book that it is a joy to read. At any given time you might grieve for both young men and the pain they're experiencing, but somehow you force yourself to go on, just as they do, and reach for the future that will make all the suffering worth while.
There are the Max, Tomaz, and the rest of the 'bad guys', balanced by Maggie, Jean, Eric, Ty, Sean, a trio of teenaged girls, and Mrs. Dean. Though the story is set in London, I'm sure we could find the same mix in most large American cities. Maybe reading this story will cause us to look at the homeless in more humane ways and search for ways to work for change in our society as a whole.
I can only hope.
I noticed that there is a follow-up story, 'Liam for Hire,' and I can't wait to read it.
It's all in the cover.. Yes, that's exactly what I believe. I really do. So, when I first saw the cover of the book, "The Boy Who Fell To Earth," I immediately knew I had to read it. It had pulled me in. Almost like a gravitational pull. I barely read the synopsis before I began to read with bated breath.
Oh-my-goodness.. "The Boy Who Fell to Earth", is an incredibly amazing, heart-breaking, soul-crushing, and yet, heart-warming book that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its entirety. I was unable to put it down. At all. How often does that happen to me? Rarely to never. Every single one of my emotions were put into great use throughout this book. I cried, I cheered, I gasped, I bawled, I was angry, I chuckled, and I fell in love. I wanted to break through my computer, grab a hold of Sasha and Jay protectively, and, like a running back, tuck them into my bosom, and head for the hills, and never let go. *sigh* This amazing book definitely got a hold of me and did-not-let-go. It took me on a ride that was one of the most incredible, heart-stopping rides that I have ever been on. One that has created a special place in my heart for two of it's main characters, Sasha and Jay. *goes to hug computer again*
"The Boy Who Fell To Earth", by A. Zukoswki, is about two young men, Jay Palmer and Aleksander (Sasha) Zukowski who meet as a result of a severely traumatic event, that immediately brought out my crocodile tears and made it close to impossible to read, as my heart began to bleed for one of the young men. It is because of this event, that, these two wonderful individuals, fused their souls together, as they tried to make their way down the winding road of their young life.
Jay Palmer, a biracial young man from a single parent household, is someone who has probably one of the biggest hearts and the biggest set of protective wings known to man. Sasha Zukowski, a blonde haired blue eyed quiet beautiful young man, wise beyond his years, has had a very difficult life. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself homeless and on auto-pilot as he tries to survive. And that's it. No bells and whistles for Sasha because it's simple survival. A regular young man wishing, most of the time initially, for survival.
As Jay and his mother, Maggie, take care of Sasha, Jay slowly discovers the extent of Sasha's past and what he has to do to survive. As he does, he comes to realize many things about his own life, which leads to his own non judgmental connection with Sasha's own survival. Hear that fluttering? Jay is Sasha's human guardian angel. It's more than a young man being attracted to another young man. Jay begins to nurture Sasha's soul. His being. His everything. Jay has this innate ability and need to help and guide and almost transform Sasha into the young man who he actually is. The man that Sasha, deep down, wishes to be. And, Jay doesn't even completely know much about Sasha, where he came from, his name, or even his past initially. All he knows is that his soul and physical being are severely damaged and is in need of help. So, through one kind word, and, one delicate hug, Jay's warm and blanketed strength, guides Sasha, as he begins to heal, as he slowly crawls toward his peace, and, in turn, begins to comfort Jay as his very own security blanket as well.
This is an absolutely gripping and moving story. A story of an unknown beautiful, lost, broken, guarded individual who reaches out and begs, for more than one reason, for help from two kind individuals, one being his soulmate, his guardian angel, and the other a nurse, all the while learning to trust. And to live. But..unfortunately, sometimes blankets finds themselves to develop holes in them. Holes not created by their owners, but, from the harsh and brutal world surrounding them. Sasha, this damaged young man finds thoughts of inadequacy banging down his door....And winning. This story is one that has an individual desperately and softly knocking on the doors of survival, while numbly doing dark things that he feels are his only purpose in life.
As with many things in life, the road toward peace is often a difficult one. Throughout the book, Sasha finds himself in numerous situations, which had me constantly trying to hold onto something, while trying to read as my tears poured down my face. All the while repeating my positive mantra, "Ohh..please, please, please...." Then there were many times when I said..."Omg..NO!!" I was grateful, though, for all of Sasha's friends who had helped him when he had needed it. So, there were many secondary characters who I really liked. There were also many who I didn't. It was during these scenarios that the plight of the homeless really made itself known, and, made me want to do something concrete for each and every one of them.
As I continued through the book, I felt like I could see a light and delicate string blowing in the wind, dangerously close to snapping or breaking apart, as a result of the slightest of breezes. This string was Sasha, hardened by the merciless streets of London, as they lead him down dark roads, as he barely tried to survive, day by day, while trying to avoid destruction. Having discovered the existence of Sasha's downward spiral, Jay, through unconditional love and their soul-binding connection, valiantly continued with his mission to save Sasha from both the world and also from himself.
While I honestly found this book to be absolutely incredible, and even though the story does contain British vernaculars, which did not draw me away from the overall storyline, there were many things that caused the need for another run through through the editing process. I did find numerous mistakes with the overall writing, breaks in the scenes which, in this readers opinion, were very necessary. I do believe, that, scenes written with more detail, enable the reader to really feel the story and the characters, which would lead to a better overall flow of the book.
"The Boy Who Fell To Earth" is an incredible story. One that warmed me, broke me, comforted and soothed me. It has me wanting to stay with Jay and Sasha for a long, long time to come..:)
*star rating: 4 stars: I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't perfect, but I really liked it.
Received for an honest review.
Not every child has the Norman Rockwell childhood where they live in a beautiful home with parents who adore them. One such child is Sasha. His childhood was riddled with abuse and deprivation until his mother was killed and he lost even that. Children on the streets have few options to stay alive: join a gang, steal, or turn to prostitution. Most children don't make it, but somehow Sasha found a way to survive until the day he was left badly abused and beaten on Jay's front yard. It was fascinating how
Jay could look beyond the surface to see what Sasha could be if ever given the chance. Unfortunately, finding a way beyond the drugs and everything Sasha had been through isn't easy. To see the possibility of a better future is one thing, but road leading to it will not be easy especially when you have a past the could take you down at any minute.
This was an inspiring story of survival, hope, acceptance, and the power of love that can move mountains.
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