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The Secret Root Paperback – October 4, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
-Charlotte (age 10)
I give my rating for this book, 5 stars, because it really is THAT good. It captured me in the first chapter and held me to the last word. Saying that, had it not been Free, for me through Amazon, I probably would not have read it. Even with all the great reviews. Just because it's a series that was released in 2012 and here it is 2014 and the second one still hasn't be released. I just do not understand why so many great books are released as, so long in between, books. Even as good as this book was, and I REALLY want to finish with the whole stories, I probably won't. I understand that Authors write these REALLY long GREAT books, and they really can't be put all into one book...so they pretty much have to put them in a series...I get that. I'm just hear to say, that I know a lot of Authors have lost their readers, just because they release a really great book, then take for ever to release the others to the book. I know it takes time to write these books, I get that as well. But it seems to me, that an Author doesn't understand that the longer they wait to release the second, third and so on, book, great chances are that they'll loose their following. I feel, an Author would be better off to wait on the release of their first book, till their second book is nearly done. That way, only a month or so will go by in between books. Because when an Author waits months and months, even a year or more, to release more of the series, he/she has probably lost 100s of readers, if not more.Read more ›
It raises questions about the nature of time and reality and the human mind, and may be my favorite book in the genre since The Lathe of Heaven.
What comes next? Is there a machine that will help me speed to a future where the sequel already exists?
"The Secret Root" also offers a novel perspective on how we imagine our lives will turn out versus what really happens. Edie and Meg get that rare glimpse into what really happens to their friends when they grow-up causing them to self-reflect on what they would be like if they were adults. Plus, there is the challenge of how the girls deal with these friends that were the same age them yesterday and today are adults (and vice versa).
The book bucks the current YA sci fi trend of using a post apocalyptic setting to generate empathy for its characters and storyline. Instead, we follow a digital Yellow Brick road to a bright, shiny and positive not too distant future. I found this to be a refreshing change from books like "The Hunger Games", "Wool" and "Divergent" making the story extremely readable and engaging.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok read, but it's been done. If you like light sci-fi, you just might like it!Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book - I can't wait for the next book - I'm anxious to find out what happens next!Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is said that there is nothing really new in writing (or music for that matter). Everything resembles something that came before it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Wayne B Howard
Story plot is interesting. Wish the 2nd book was ready to read. Don't like waiting for sequels to come outPublished 19 months ago by Jeannette
Great Read! Like another said... a G-rated version of the Matrix, but with a much better, and more interesting over-arching theme! Can't wait for the next book to come out...Published on July 8, 2014 by gtv3rules - avid reader
Parts of the book take part 25 years in the future-- the descriptions of clothing and inside the houses are pretty much a knock off of Back to the Future II. Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by nkent1981
A rather confusing YA plot made up of pieces of A Wrinkle in Time, The Matrix, and, oddly enough, The Wizard of Oz. Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by WhatTeacherSaid: Vicki
This book is very entertaining and although relatively complex, not confusing. DS does a great job of using vivid imagery and setting a scene you can't help but picture and... Read morePublished on June 5, 2014 by ND
What a fun and intriguing story. These teenagers and their friends are a treat to know and I can hardly wait for the next stepPublished on June 1, 2014 by Christmas Carol