- File Size: 703 KB
- Print Length: 80 pages
- Publication Date: November 13, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0067FN6DU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,794,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Soul's Child: YWO Book Of The Year 2012 Kindle Edition
This month's Book With Buzz: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
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The accident also gave Aurora an insatiable and uncontrollable urge to draw unnaturally realistic scenes she had never experienced. Although she hid her drawings, her father, originally Mervin Oswald Jones, discovered their secret meanings, and began to capitalize on them. Mervin legally changed his name to Clive Soul, and created a Hollywood TV show, "Soul Search", to "prove the reality of precognition, ghosts and demons. p. 1" The show totally destroyed her trust in her father, when she learned he would do anything to take possession of her drawings.
Throughout the book, Aurora sought true friendship, and struggled to find those she could really trust in an increasingly hostile environment. She finally discovered the significance of her scribblings as her father became more and more dependent on them. She feared for both hers and her father's life, as the webs between the pictures and real life inextricably entangled.
I usually connect book reviews to the Common Core and sometimes the History Social Science Standards. This is definitely a fiction piece, and it does not specifically teach any social studies. A strong literature connection exists in which students could analyze the book referring to the Reading Standards for Literature. For example, asking seventh grade students to work with standard "RL 6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text," will help them deeply understand the intricacies of this surprisingly complex novel.
I highly recommend this book to mature readers.
Read from September 16 to 17, 2013, read count: 1
Thoroughly engrossing, Soul's Child grasped me from the first paragraph and forced me to follow Aurora through the chilling experiences, share in her grief and to cheer her on as she took steps (no pun intended) to remedy the wrongs in her life.
This book made me draw comparisons to the movie, Final Destination, while mixed with an episode of Ghost Hunters spliced with one of those 'beyond the grave' tele-series.
I loved the plot twists, the build up to the climax was perfectly paced and didn't give away anything. I didn't know who Aurora could trust, who she would turn to or even if she had been imagining some of the things that were happening to her.
Dianne created a fast-paced, thrilling tale. The only negative I thought marred this one, was that perhaps a little too much was thrown into the mix, some of the characters lacked a little substance given the 86 page length.
Regardless, this was still a great read!
It grabs you within the first few sentences and keeps you on edge until the last word. Gray manages to weave a story full of mystery, betrayal and suspense and then wrap it all up into one riveting book.
She is able to remind the reader how powerful greed can be. Powerful enough to cause someone to turn on the only person they have left and exploit them for their own gain.
This story is a must-read full of twists and turns that will have you humming with excitement and intrigue!
I would recommend it for teens and young adults.
I rate it five stars because it is well constructed and contemporary writing of a high standard.
It fills a gap in the market for novels dealing with loss, trust, belief and ability in a refreshing way.
But my favourite story by Dianne Gray remains Wolfpear.
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