Friday, August 10, 2012

Before You go by James Preller

As declared on the Amazon page for this remarkable exceptional emotional packed story this is from "Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in his first young adult novel that will grip readers from the book's dramatic first few pages to its emotional end."

This is the actual statement about this poignant story.

It starts off with a warm introduction into the young lives of teenagers on the brink of finding themselves and developing their independence by describing a typical teenager's life with learning about responsibilities, finding summer employment and planning for their futures.

It's setting is Jones Beach in Long Island, NY this exploration in the way the author wrote about the scenery and the exploration of real life was so gripping; it was like being a teenager again experiencing through their eyes. Then there is the fear of the unknown, the mysteries of the first romance and how to attract the girl, the roller coaster of emotional storms such as the deep bond of the loyal friendships between Jude and Corey and the impacting tragedies that change the course of everyone's lives.

The spiritual tone of why good people are taken too early and the pondering of the truth of it all touched this reader's core; the message about how life and it's trails can be tide waves drowning, giving up or fight to swim out from the under the undertow and live for another day. Parts of the story, made this reader reminisced about the past, laugh with the antics of the typical teenagers, gasp at the foolish theory that we, as young people we all think we are invisible and experienced our own emotional turmoil we all in one way or another experienced the feelings of the highs and lows as the characters did in one way or another.

This reader's heart was breaking and the tears were flowing sympathizes with the young brave characters and their dilemmas. This author has a writing style to have the reader sympathize with the characters trials as each one encouraged themselves and others to break out of the darkness to find the light of strength, hope, faith and love.

The conclusion was heart wrenching and It was refreshing like a double rainbow, coming out of nowhere. You want to flash back about your teenager memories or to explore your inner strength then this story is for you.

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