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Recently I was asked by The Cadence Group to review a really incredible book by Steve O'Brien. Here is a little something from the author about this young adult book, published by A&N Publishing.
Elijah's Coin is the story of Tom, a young man who has suffered a tragic loss and is spiraling out of control. He's angry, anti-social, and rapidly descending into a life of crime. Then, during a night of folly, as he brazenly commits burglary, Tom encounters the night watchman Elijah King, a mysterious figure with a shrouded past. Elijah, unexpectedly, doesn't turn Tom in but instead becomes a stern and rather cryptic mentor to him. Rather than laying his lessons out in a straightforward manner, Elijah gives Tom an enigmatic coin and sends him on a mission of self-discovery.
This really was a book that I think pre-teens and teens will love. And although this book is presented as a YA book......I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it myself. Steve O'Brien splendidly captures the attention of the reader from the very beginning with a story full of suspense and mystery. As I followed the life of Tom, the main character, I found that I began anticipating the next secret that was to unfold as the story developed. It was obvious that the author did not want the reader to forget the important life lessons taught within this book.....so he included a "sweet" gift in the back of the book.
This inspirational book has the potential to change the thinking of the reader. Although I do not believe that is book would be considered a Christian read......it runs along the lines of many of the lessons taught in the Bible. For those who are homeschooling or your young adult just loves to read....this would be a great book to add to their reading list. And since I am so sold on the value of this book and the fact that I found it a great read....I am going to forward my copy to someone who leaves a comment in the next few days. Remember.....this book is a great for all those who open the cover! So, yes, I will pass this along to adults too.
Thank you to The Cadence Group for sending this out for me to review.
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