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- Print Length: 342 pages
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- Publisher: Wannabe Press (October 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M1YBTT4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,687,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm not sure the author will be happy with some of my comments, on the other hand, he may very well agree with them.
Firstly, I found the book to be very depressing at times because it dealt with abuse across the scale and the worst being child abuse.
This is a real fact of life in every village, township and city across the land and world.
I personally suffered child abuse as a child so this book hit home in a very deep way.
The story spent most of the time building a single family unit, but could easily be any family under similar conditions.
It's a sad story with some good times mixed in.
I hate giving away too many spoilers, so I'll end with saying this story may not be what you expected going in, but it did a wonderful job of being what I believe the author intended it to be.
It's a must read if you want to feel real raw emotion and maybe even heartbreaking feelings like I did.
Lastly, the sci-fi part of this story was well done and relayed the author's point of the tale.
I definitely give this five stars.
Thank you Russell for an enlightening story.
not real fond of 'chick lit' and this story had a bit too much for me; no chick lit stuff and all sci fi would have been fine with me so sped read through when certain parts just too much chick ick for me, was a 3 1/2 so had to figure out which way to go with it, 3 or 4 but since ignoring the ick guess 4
Do you love the Goonies? Did your heart grow three sizes with ET? Are you obsessed with 80s movies? Then this is your jam. Sammy's had a tough life. His father is abusive. His mother is an alcoholic. He developed pulmonary fibrosis from asbestos and need an oxygen tank to breathe. His family is poor and getting poorer. One day his mother's had enough and steal him away to a life on the run. She'd rather be a fugitive than subject Sammy to his father's rage.
It doesn't take long for life on the run with a sick child to catch up to her. In order to keep Sammy alive, she has no choice but to move in with her emotionally abusive grandfather. Sammy just wants a normal life. He just wants to get along, but when he meets a homeless alien that all changes. Now, he has to help her fix her ship and get off the planet. This is a book about families, broken homes, and the power of friendship. Whether you enjoy whimsy, dark humor, or coming of age stories, there is something for you inside these pages.
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This book is a gritty tale of love, forgiveness, and a spaceship. Sammy is a boy stuck to oxygen tanks whose health struggles are created and exasperated by a crummy home life. The twelve year old and his mom flee an abusive father and stumble into a mystery involving an intriguing girl and a broken spaceship.
A drama isn’t usually what I go in for, but Nohelty has been on my radar for some time due to his book promotion efforts. When I saw this book in a mail list building promotion, I jumped at the opportunity. Reader beware, I recommend this book to earthbound adult readers. Though Sammy is twelve through the story, there is plenty I wouldn’t want my tween son reading about just yet. Especially after having to just recently have “the talk”. I ended up starting that one out with a youtube video called “dogs humping” and then fielded anatomical questions after a good laugh.
I thought I was ready for the end, but the twist caught me by surprise. Don’t get me wrong, it was well foreshadowed. I used eReader Prestigio to listen via text-to-speech as I was road tripping. I paused the story and mentally reviewed a bunch of foreshadowing that originally went right over my head. Only one other writer has pulled the wool over my eyes so successfully, and I won’t tell you who because I think that this paragraph is a bit of a spoiler and revealing the comparison would plunge us ever deeper into the spoiler rabbit hole.
Go out and read the book. Then jump on facebook and join my club by tacking this onto the url “/groups/ShanesBookClub”. There will be a post of Russel’s book waiting. Let’s talk!
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