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Shattered

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Quick read ...

Though a quick read, the story was good. Consequences to actions, a lesson in life. I would definitely read more from this author.

posted by 8287522 on March 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

short

I don't know if this is an introduction to a longer work or not. It was not described as such in the synopsis. This short story is rather slow moving and the end leaves you hanging thinking there should be more. There are also some spacing mistakes in this book that ...
I don't know if this is an introduction to a longer work or not. It was not described as such in the synopsis. This short story is rather slow moving and the end leaves you hanging thinking there should be more. There are also some spacing mistakes in this book that were not caught and corrected. Fortunately, this was a free book. For what it contains and how short it is (27 pages) it wouldn't be worth a charge. The cover picture also is not representative of the story line.

posted by 13060564 on July 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Good story

    Overall, this was a compelling short story until the last few pages. The pace, tone, word choice, and character introductions were done well up to this point. After the revenge scene, though, all bets are off. It seems like a different writer took over from here. The quality in general went South quickly.

    The post-accident-follow-up-ending was too long, very predictable, and anti-climatic. All of the follow up should have been included and re-written into an epilogue. Other than that, the story pacing was just right and the writing style was very good. It was believable and relatable. (i.e. homeowners do not like teens causing property damage or vandalism where they live.)

    The first lesson learned reminded us that revenge is always a double edged sword. Everyone is affected in ways that they never expected once a revenge scheme is put into action.

    The second moral says that you should treat others as you would want to be treated by them. A very basic idea that not a lot of people employ.

    I really enjoyed the story, the writing, and the basic framework for the characters up until the revenge plot is hatched and reaps what it sows. Everything, after the kid gets seriously injured and the man gets a divorce, is an excessively long epilogue that should have been separated out or deleted entirely. Otherwise the story loses its great pacing, proper length, and the writing quality declines as well.

    -AvidReader

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Wow is right

    Great example action and reaction. Sad

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Wow

    Wow, do unto others as others do unto you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    short

    I don't know if this is an introduction to a longer work or not. It was not described as such in the synopsis. This short story is rather slow moving and the end leaves you hanging thinking there should be more. There are also some spacing mistakes in this book that were not caught and corrected. Fortunately, this was a free book. For what it contains and how short it is (27 pages) it wouldn't be worth a charge. The cover picture also is not representative of the story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Quick read ...

    Though a quick read, the story was good. Consequences to actions, a lesson in life. I would definitely read more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    A quick distraction

    I didn't care for the way the book ended. I guess that's why I don't remember how it ended?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Odd

    There's not much detail here but not a super bad story. Makes you think about the consequences to your actions. Ok read and takes about 5 minutes - 18 pages. Would read more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Pretty good

    Good storie......J.W.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    .

    Good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Wow!! Jmm44

    Horrifying story involving ball bat--mailbox--cement & broken bones

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Ok

    Its okay. Worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Confussed

    Im a kid and idk ehat this book is about but it sure does have lot of cuss words but im confused is he already shattered or what?????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Very short

    Decent but short was alright

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Man

    Such a sad, depressing story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Good story

    Short but well written. Ending is no real suprise like some are suggesting.

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    One of those "I gotcha"

    A short story about a high school prank, a farmers anger with it and how As time passes their lives go from bad to worse. The ending is a must read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Excellent

    Great story absolutely read!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Great

    Action/reaction. I thought it was a great short story. My favorite of his, so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

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    Posted October 2, 2011

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