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The Perfect Tree Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B00B82XVOG
- Publisher : Perkins May Publishing (January 29, 2013)
- Publication date : January 29, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 962 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,200,018 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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In essence, the young characters are intrigued by a `haunted house' said to be inhabited by a ghost. I assumed the book was going to be some kind of ghost story and I felt that tingly anticipation as my heart raced that little bit faster. Sorry, no spoilers! However, the characters soon find that there are many things in life that are worse than ghosts. The innocence of childhood ends and their eyes are `opened.' I greatly enjoyed the book and it's an easy five star rating. And the ending--well, the ending is AMAZING. I wanted more! I found myself daydreaming about what happened next. Again, no spoilers. You'll have to read it! It'll be worth your time.
The characters come to life as the story progresses and stick with you long after.
While "heartwarming" and "thriller" don't seem to go together, they work well together in this book.
I recommend this book for adults and teens alike.
Top reviews from other countries
Like a child passing themselves of as a grown up, the book takes a similar transition not long after those opening scenes. We're in the heads of a 10 and 8 year old for the most part. Errors do then creep in a little (nothing that damages the story in any way, but the careful edit from the opening scenes has backed off somewhat here).
So it felt like the start of one book and the middles and ending of another.
Again, I enjoyed it and actually read it over just a few days. It's got 4 stars (a great rating!) because it was good. The opening section was 5 star for sure and couldn't tell where it was going but wanted to know more for sure!
Well done! More of the same please! (For me, more of those opening scene quality style books a bonus!)
Their childhood innocence is abruptly taken from them when a series of events overturns their lives, and they discover that they cannot always believe what they see. The narrative is so good that the reader feels the characters' delusion, anger, sadness and fear as the events develop. And there is a twist on the very last page that will shock you to your core, while leaving you to make up your own mind. Very clever.
This book is reminiscent of Stephen King's "Stand By Me", in the way that it evokes memories of your own childhood, forgotten friends, and daring escapades your parents never found out about.
Apart from the inconsistencies, the story was well-written and engaging, although at times the story-line could be confronting.