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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Emory's Gift by W. Bruce Cameron

Description

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school.
But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless.  In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.

About the Author

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columnist’s award for Best Humor Columnist and his weekly nationally syndicated column is published in more than fifty newspapers. He lives in California.

Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765327813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765327819
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MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Much like A Dog's Purpose, Emory's Gift explores reincarnation.   Shortly after 13-year-old Charlie's mom dies from cancer, he is walking in the woods near his home in Idaho and comes face to face with a cougar.  Just when the cougar is ready to pounce, it backs off and Charlie finds himself staring down a grizzly bear.  Instead of being attacked, Charlie finds himself making a connection with the bear, which follows him home.  The bear sticks around and starts to communicate with Charlie.  The story unfolds around their relationship and what happens is nothing short of a leap of faith.  The bear has a simple message of faith to deliver which of course causes a commotion  in the small town.

The message of this story, while a bit religious, is something that will fill you with hope.  It left me feeling very happy and hopeful.  There is a lot of quiet humor in the book as well and the portrayal of Charlie as a teen is just perfect.  The page turning moment hit me around page 200.  The story just clicked and I became so caught up, I couldn't put it down until I finished it.  This is a good clean read and is probably suitable for older teens. 

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Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a reliable mailing address (PO Boxes OK)
Contest ends on 8.31.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 9.1.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by the author and ME and ONE ARC copy is available.

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