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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Finding home

    Good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

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    I loved this book iy was sad at the end and made me cry but it was a really good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Finding Home is a thought provoking take on mythical creatures a

    Finding Home is a thought provoking take on mythical creatures and a kick a** love story. 
    I have to admit that I haven't read a great deal of young adult literature during my adult life, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Finding Home. I absolutely loved this tale of teen love between a human and a supernatural being. With this type of subject matter the story could have been completely campy, but instead was very beautiful, in my opinion, with enough romance and substance to rival the best adult romance novels. In fact, I thought that exhibited a surprising depth of emotion, intimacy and even sensuality without ever resorting to anything explicit. I think the intimacy was owing in large part to the amazing level of communication between Trucker and Julie. These two teen protagonists affected more stark honesty in their communication than many adult characters in romance novels, rarely holding anything back from each other. Trucker was even forthcoming about who and what he was far sooner than I ever expected him to be. The sensuality was conveyed through simple things like smiles, kisses and touches and most importantly their beautiful dialog. Of course much of this was possible because, neither Trucker and Julie, were really “normal” teenagers. I'm sure I wouldn't have enjoyed the book nearly as much as I did if the main teen characters had behaved in what has seemed to become the “typical” teen manner of extreme cattiness, rebellion, and out-of-control hormones. Instead, the story became a refreshing take on teen behavior, and a gentle reminder that not all teens do behave in the “typical” way.
    Finding Home is a very sweet and innocent romance, which I mentioned earlier has no explicit elements. There is no sex and only a couple of mild profanities. In my opinion, this book is quite appropriate for the age group for which it is intended. I would have no problem at all with my children reading it when they are a bit older. In fact, I felt as I read the book that it sends some positive family and relationship messages to teens. What I liked most though, is the development of Trucker and Julie's romance. Their physiological attraction to each other is immediate and powerful, yet they take the time to build a friendship that is based on mutual trust, respect and love, which is more than can be said for many adults. Trucker and Julie only discuss sex a couple of times over the course of the novel and in very subtle terms, but in my opinion, Trucker's blood lust could be taken as something of a metaphor for sexual desire. Whether taken in the metaphorical or mythological context, I thought that Trucker's self-control contained a beautiful message of his pure love for Julie superseding all other desires.
    I found Finding Home to be a thoroughly enjoyable read which has earned a place on my keeper shelf. This is one of those books that was very difficult to put down. I just couldn't wait to see what might happen next or what new piece of the puzzle might be revealed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    I love to read and read two or three books a week. But with this

    I love to read and read two or three books a week. But with this book I could not stop thinking about it. I read it so much that my hubby was jealous saying I was more obsessed over Trucker Castleman than him. I truly could not put the book down.
    I love how J.W. described all the characters, especially Trucker and all of 'his' kind. She left me guessing the first part of the book, is he this or this. I also love how she expressed in great detail every emotion Julie felt. When she hurt you hurt for her. Julie experienced a lot of pain. She looses the person she always depended on. If you have ever been through something like that all the pain and sorrow you once felt comes back, because she described it in such detail. 
    It is a young adult book and suitable for any young person to read. But I am no young person and I loved it as much or more than any book I have read in a long time.

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    Posted February 27, 2014

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