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The Boy Who Could See Demons: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Do you ever have a novel which you cannot put away? One in which

Do you ever have a novel which you cannot put away? One in which you read the last page and you have to tell the world about it? One in which you want to reread the minute you close the last page? One in which you think about as you open the pages of a new book … even ...
Do you ever have a novel which you cannot put away? One in which you read the last page and you have to tell the world about it? One in which you want to reread the minute you close the last page? One in which you think about as you open the pages of a new book … even after you are reading the 76th page of that new novel? I feel this way about The Boy Who Could See Demons, I am so excited about this book, I could scream. My only problem is not a lot of people enjoy reading these types of books so my screaming about its greatness, has to be to a selective audience. If you are a person who likes psychological chillers, pick this baby up! Told in alternating chapters, the story is told from the lives of ten-year old Alex and his doctor, Anya. The story opens up with Alex explaining his monster Ruen who appears only to him in the form of four beings. Alex is one courageous child to handle these spirits without going crazy himself. He has a social worker already who is working to protect him but with a mother who is suicidal, his life is not easy. Anya is his new child psychiatrist and she’s new in town. Anya is fighting her own ghosts as she deals with the death of her daughter. As Anya tries to uncover the mystery of Alex’s monster and help with his home situation, Anya has to deal with her own issues to see the full picture.
I loved the alternating chapters as I pieced together where Ruen came in on Alex’s like and what part he played for him. Finding out about Anya’s life also was like reading two stories and how she was also healing at the same time she was helping Alex. I was so engrossed in this book that I could not put it down. I can’t say enough about this book. When I was finished, I was left shaking my head, really!?! A masterpiece, I say. I needed to wipe this grin off my face – wow! Take a breath….I just hope other readers get the same reaction as I did. Now to see if I can get this reaction off another one of her books.

posted by Sandy5 on April 12, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great read - disappointed by the ending

I really enjoyed the book until the end! Was not happy with the way the author chose to end

posted by PJMitch on September 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Great read - disappointed by the ending

    I really enjoyed the book until the end! Was not happy with the way the author chose to end

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Recommended, with reservations

    I am in the process of reading this book right now.
    It takes a couple of chapters to understand what's going on, but I like the way the author informs you of whom the chapter is centered on;
    If it weren't for this, it would be hard to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Pageturner

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Worth the read but...

    I was captivated by the whole book until the end. It's worth reading, I just wish it had a different outcome. Others might like it tho.

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    Posted September 7, 2013

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