Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jesus Jackson by James Ryan Daley

Title- Jesus Jackson

Author- James Ryan Daley
My Rating-(5/5)
Publisher- The Poisoned  Pencil 
Sources- The Poisoned Pencil
Genre- Mystery
Format- Arc;Paperback
Disclaimer- I was contacted to do a review
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)


                "ABOUT THE BOOK"

Jonathan Stiles is a 14-year-old atheist who is coping with his first day of ninth grade at the fervently religious St. Soren's Academy when his idolized older brother Ryan is found dead at the bottom of a ravine behind the school. As his world crumbles, Jonathan meets an eccentric stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ (except for his white linen leisure suit and sparkling gold chains). Jesus Jackson, as he calls himself, offers to provide faith to Jonathan. He also suggests that Ryan's death may not have been an accident after all. Jonathan teams up with Henry, his new best friend at St. Soren's, to investigate. The two boys find footprints leading to the ravine that match Ryan's sneakers. They are assisted by Ryan's grieving girlfriend, Tristan, who also thinks the accident theory is bunk. The police, however, will not listen. But Jonathan knows something the police do not know: Shortly before his death, Ryan was doing cocaine with fellow footballer and number one suspect Alistair not far from the ravine where his body was found. An inspired Jonathan battles sanctimonious school psychologists, overzealous administrators, and a cavalry of Christian classmates on his quest to discover the truth about Ryan's death --and about God, high school, and the meaning of life, while he's at it. But he keeps getting distracted by Cassie --Alistair's quirky younger sister --who holds the keys to the answers Jonathan is searching for, but but who also makes him wonder if he should be searching for them at all.

                                             "MY REVIEW"

So this book was amazing. A boy trying to figure out his brothers death. This book was sad, but enjoyable. I knew how he felt because my brother had died and they also tried to find his body. It was terrible of what the struggles he went threw and the author's story line made me connect and relive. This story should be a life lesson that if you car for your loved ones you would do anything to uncover or find out the truth that happened to them in the first place. Bravo Mr. James this was a satisfying read and some stories you cannot connect with the plot or what the author is trying to say. No this book. You will be so drawn into the story its to gripping to put down.


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James Ryan Daley is a writer, editor, and digital designer. After majoring in English at a strange and wonderful school called Prescott College in northern Arizona, James went on the earn his MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004. Over the years that followed, James worked as an Acquisitions Editor for Dover Publications and an English Teacher at a small Catholic high school (and no, the irony of the latter is not lost on him), before beginning his freelance career in the spring of 2008. Now, he spends most of his time writing fiction for teenagers, creating websites about video games, teaching writing to college students, and editing anthologies of speeches and short stories.


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