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Henry Franks: A Novel Paperback – September 8, 2012
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Henry tries to come to grips with his continuing amnesia with the help of a therapist and the girl next door, a girl who sees well beyond Henry's disfigurement. As their relationship progresses, a serial killer pops up in the area, Henry's father starts acting even stranger, and Henry begins to realize all is not as it seems.
This book moves at a furious clip. Mr. Salomon builds up intrigue and mystery with an expert touch. Thought i had things figured out halfway through, but I was wrong. The romance element is beautifully intertwined. The horror builds with subtle tension until it comes crashing down with tremendous effect. Highly recommend this. At times sweet, at times dark, always intriguing.
I loved the dark atmosphere of this Georgia-based suspense novel, and how every detail added to the eerieness. Trees drip with Spanish moss and branches scrape at windows. Even the nightly dinner ritual is creepy.
The dialog between Henry and Justine is so authentic it feels like eavesdropping to read it. And the mystery had me riveted from beginning to end.
Although this book is classified as young adult, I foresee it having a ton of crossover appeal to adult readers as well.
I could hear the scratching wind, see the swinging moss, feel the heat create sweat on my brow, and fell in love with a monster.
Though, it all depends on how you define a monster. That's what this book is about. I don't want to spoil anything, but this book is thrilling and makes you think. It's thoroughly enjoyable, mysterious, dark, twisting, and so goddamn good. It stays good if you can't read it in a single sitting, and it certainly lingers when you've finished reading it.
I'm all about characters, building them, progress them, and making them come to life.I like to guess, wonder and try to figure out the mystery but I do not like it when I can see it coming so early. I love the visualization, the feeling, the little details. I see things in my mind as I read and it's so vital that an author shows instead of tells, so that way I can really get into a book.
Basically, that's Henry Franks. It has everything I love, and I can't see a single downside. It's like the perfect book for me and I'm so thankful to have won it, to get to read it. I had an inkling where the book was going to go, but it didn't turn out exactly like I expected. I was gripped by the story and was attached to all the characters, in different ways. I could really see and feel the setting, and the characters.
I always say, adults should read young adult books too. It's not just for children, it's not junior books. There are so many great books that people miss out on just because of the genre. This is on my list of favorites. This book will get recommended by me for everyone. This is an example book of a great YA fiction.
As for what the other reviewers said, I do agree the ending unfolded so quickly.Read more ›
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This book kept your brain reeling. It became more intense and thrilling along the way! I would recommend this to anyone who likes to be slightly creeped out and enjoys the ride.Published 19 months ago by hempgirl2
When I ordered this book (used), it arrived as a withdrawn library book. I was excited to see that the book had been cataloged as "horror" for teens. Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Kayla Kuni
Kept me on my toes. Nothing turned out like I thought it would. This story is not over. The girl is crazy.Published on April 17, 2013 by Betty S. Westbrooks
A new take on an old story, I found the book very well written and exciting. A great entry in the YA field that can very easily be enjoyed by adults as well. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Scott Johnson
Full of suspense that made for fast reading and enjoyment. A very well done novel recommended to all who like such books.Published on April 4, 2013 by bjsfavs
Not bad. I enjoyed the relationship between the two young characters. However, the adults were frustrating. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by D and J
There was absolutely too much blood; cutting him self, nose bleeds, etc.
It was just a typical "boy loves girl", too much waiting ....going no where. Read more
Very easy read. Finished the book in a day and a half. Cheesy fiction but great mystery solving story. Fun read.Published on March 12, 2013 by Sarah Danese
I enjoyed the storyline but at times felt the characters & certain plot lines could have been flushed out a little more. There were areas where I wanted more depth. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by JJ