Monday, May 3, 2010

The Gardener by S A Bodeen

This book is a chilling read. I think because as far out as the idea is, it's not something that is totally unbelieveable. You may have stretch your imagination, but who knows what our future might be like?

Mason is a young man getting ready to go to college. He enjoys school, has a scarred face from a dog bite, and has no father at home. He and his Mom do fine and life is great. Until one day when he goes to the nursing home to help his Mom at work.

He discovers four young people that are comatose. They respond to nothing he does.

He happens to have a DVD of his father reading a book to him (when he was a baby) and since he has no father now, he tends to keep it close to him. It gives him comfort. But when he plays there in the nursing home, one of the comatose girls awakens. And she doesn't want to stay there, she wants to go away with him.

The moment he walks out the door of the nursing home, his life changes...

This book is intriguing, fast-paced, and a real thriller. If you have a child that is a reluctant reader, this one should grab their attention and keep them rooting for Mason. The ending was a surprise to me.

Feiwel and Friends sent me this review copy and will be publishing the book in June.

If you'd like to have my review copy, leave a comment here on the blog and email me at info @ bookfaerie.com (take the spaces out) with your name and address and why you'd like to read it. I'll do the giveaway in about a week. It'll take me a lot longer than that to forget this book...

1 comment:

piemomma said...

Sounds awesome. I think Nick would really enjoy reading it.