Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: The New Phenomenon by Chris Raabe

Review: The New Phenomenon by Chris Raabe



IN A GLANCE: Amazing...I loved this book!

Title: The New Phenomenon
Author: Chris Raabe
Publisher: WriteLife
Format: Paperback (Given to me by the author for my honest review)
Pages: 368 pages
ISBN #: 1608080390
Buy This: Amazon



Every teenager wants to fit in, and Christian Pearson is no different. He is a phenomenon on the athletic field and in the classroom, but a terrifying accident on a fishing trip with his grandfather changes Christian's life forever. As he enters his freshman year of high school, Christian hides a secret that he plans to take to his grave. When the Pearson family moved from the city to the sleepy town of Red Oak, Iowa, before his freshman year of high school, Christian hoped for a smooth transition to small town life. Being the new kid in school has been a blessing and a curse. Most of the boys in Christian's class view him as a threat, so Christian struggles to fit it, but as an outcast, his secret is safe. When three freshmen, all from the same family, start school a week late, Christian senses something different about these new students. He reaches out to "The Three" seeking some semblance of friendship in his new hometown. When "The Three" confront Christian about the secret he hides, Christian is faced with a huge problem. Will this secret cost Christian his friends, his family, his freedom, and even his life?







Review:

I'm not even sure amazing is the best description of this book.  When I first got the book, the first thought that came to my mind was that I really didn't like the cover and I still feel that it doesn't do this incredible book justice.  I wasn't to sure that I would like it because of the cover, but I was so wrong.  I love this book.

The book's descriptions make it seem so real as you are reading it.  The characters are so incredible and very realistic that they seem as if they are sitting right in front of you talking to you.  I felt very close to each and every one of them.  The descriptions of the town was so real that I felt like I was there or I could go there and walk around, chatting with the characters in person.  It's not every day I can say I find a book like this and this one is perfection. 

I really think this book has a great plot and I really hope there will be a sequel because I need more of this story and its characters!

The New Phenomenon felt so real and fresh to me, not like any of the other books that I have read where the characters have special abilities.  All in all this is a fantastic read that I would recommend to any of you!


Rating:


Plot: 20/20
Characters: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 5/10

95 out of 100 = 4 1/2 Puppy Rating

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