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on February 21, 2017
The worst things in life come free to all of us, especially those who can’t measure their kindness, despite everything that happen to David Nickerson, he will realize that there’s something beyond all the bad times he’s been through and that everything happens for a reason.
Hi mother died recently, his crippled sister suddenly disappear without any explanation and David is deaf, in the middle of this crisis and desperate looking for help, he start experimenting with sacred crystals, but he won’t realize what that would unleash. This book seems like a magical journey, just by looking at the cover you feel this would be like those long dreams you have, and as soon as you wake up you want to remember everything that happened in it, it escalates smoothly from a tragic story about a hopeless teen to a quest to explore and try to understand the mystery of why everything is either good or evil.
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on February 24, 2017
The Crystal Clipper is an imaginative and fantastical story about a teenager named David Nickerson who, through the mysterious workings magic crystals, goes on an amazing and dangerous adventure to try to help his ailing and missing sister. From the start of the story, David seems to bear the weight of his family. His mother died tragically, his father is about to lose his job, and his sister is in a wheelchair – and then goes missing!

Roman’s writing is well suited for young readers, but as an adult I found her story truly engaging. Her story is well told, and her keen sense of dialogue and human emotion kept the pages turning for me.

It might be tough at times to keep track of all the characters and all the metaphysical elements of the story, but it all pays off in the end. I really like Roman’s theme of youth empowerment, and standing up for oneself and others, especially family. In this regard, I think the book has some great encouragement to give young people.
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on December 13, 2016
David doesn’t have it easy. Deaf from a childhood disease and without a mother, he rises to the challenge when his wheelchair-bound sister disappears. His delight in the crystals his aunt gives him lead to a brave new world where he gets drawn into an epic quest between good and evil. He needs to find his sister, and meets many connected souls. There are many twists, and while it’s targeted for teens or YA, I enjoyed it as an adult.
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on June 18, 2016
I thought this book was a bit simple and clumsy. But perhaps adults shouldn't be reviewing "kids" books. Not a bad read, but I'm not compelled to see what the next adventure will be as the characters never developed enough for me to care about them.
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on November 15, 2014
This. Was a very interesting story. It was very imaginative story telling that had you thinking all along. I couldn't put it down.
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