- File Size: 680 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07426H5K8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Peacemaker: A story of stolen opportunities and Redemption Kindle Edition
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I believe that once you read this book, The Peacemaker will be on your top ten list of one of the best reads of all times!
On this most important of days, Jay thinks back on his early life, his friendship with Michael, and all that led to that fateful day two years ago. We learn of the fractious relationship between Jay’s parents, Jackie and the Big Man. And we see Jay growing up surrounded by violence and temptations that make Nana, the grandmother who is raising him, fear that he might never make it past his teenage years. Raised under similar circumstances, Michael tends to walk the straight and narrow whereas Jay falls in with a bad crew. What pushes him over the top is his discovery of the dark secret that lies at the heart of his parents’ relationship.
The author has written a novel full of good intentions. The biggest problem with the story is the fact that, as a character, Michael is a little too saintly to believed. Perhaps this is necessary to put Jay’s flaws in greater relief, but did the author really have to make the basketball phenom such an unalloyed paragon of virtue? Awash in sentiment, the story’s overabundance of sincerity threatens to smother the characters and their relationships. Although reminiscent of such modern classics as Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner, this YA novel unfortunately takes contemporary inner-city problems and reduces them to the level of a clumsily executed TV afternoon special.
Reviewed by Kenneth Salikof for IndieReader
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Looking forward to the next God Bless!!!
T.L. keeps you guessing throughout the whole story by intertwining the lives of two young men. This is a fictional story with so many true elements. Most young men are faced with this predicament at sometime in their lives. I recommend that everyone read this book. It will help you deal with and connect to young men of any race!