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Solitary (Solitary Tales Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Genius!

Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina from the Chicago suburbs as a result of his parents' divorce. Once in Solitary they are all on their own, and Solitary isn't the friendliest of places.

Then a girl named Jocelyn crosses his path, and he instantly become...
Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina from the Chicago suburbs as a result of his parents' divorce. Once in Solitary they are all on their own, and Solitary isn't the friendliest of places.

Then a girl named Jocelyn crosses his path, and he instantly becomes addicted to her. Her mysterious ways entice him and his life goal becomes that he must learn more about her.

As Chris beings to learn more about Solitary he learns of unexplained deaths, missing kids, and beyond strange nightmares. He knows something seriously wrong is going on in the town of Solitary, but no matter what he won't let anything happen to Jocelyn.

Ok, I found this a very good read, if you like Twilight you will defiantly enjoy this just as much or perhaps even better. Thrasher's writing style is genius, and from the first page he'd gotten me hooked. Though the paragraph breaks were extremely annoying at points.

I found Chris' fascination with Jocelyn very interesting, and that's what got me hooked why I was still reading the Preface. I did notice that the book was extremely realistic. Between the relationship between Chris and Jocelyn and everything else going on it felt so real.

The horror elements in the book were a bit scary, I had to set it down several times before I could continue reading because I was scared to see what was going to happen next.

Though I did give it 4 stars for a reason and here it is: I felt a little cheated. Probably about halfway through the book, Solitary revealed itself to be Christian Fiction. Now I have no issue with Christianity or Christian Fiction, it's just the fact that there were no descriptions indicating that it was Christian Fiction is all.

At 400 pages Solitary is a heavy read, but entirely worth it, of course if Christian Fiction is your thing. I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series.

posted by ValtenceMarie on January 26, 2012

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8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

THIS IS A "STAR MINUS"-------Please, don't waste your time!!

My daughter (age 19) recommended this book to me. We totally disagreed! She LOVED the writing, the mystery, and the imagination. I cannot believe I wasted my time on it. I love mysteries...when they are solved. There were way too many details unanswered. If you ar...
My daughter (age 19) recommended this book to me. We totally disagreed! She LOVED the writing, the mystery, and the imagination. I cannot believe I wasted my time on it. I love mysteries...when they are solved. There were way too many details unanswered. If you are going to read the book, do not read any further. I have so many unanswered questions...WHO was the wolf/ghost figure who bit Chris and why did Chris NEVER bring this up to anyone? Who was the man on the side of the road that glared at Chris? Who was the leader of the "clan" people? Why did they form? What brought them to evil? Were those three missing kids, sacrificed? Why did they kill Jocelyn? Why was Gus such a bully? Why was his father never introduced in the book. You'd think he would be after making such a big deal out of him. What happened to Chris' uncle and why did he disappear? Who was the man creeping around their cabin and leaving footprints? What was Ray trying to do? Why was the Pastor so creepy? What did the Pastor want from Chris? Who was emailing Chris? Why couldn't someone come out and tell Chris, "There is a devil worshipping cult (was there?); stay away from so-and-so." Why did Chris' mom have nightmares? What did the weird aunt have to do with ANYTHING!!!??? Of course, I could use my imagination or my reasoning and make up the solutions. However, I think that would be the author's responsibility. Is this more interesting to the younger generation?

posted by Kellys_Mom on June 17, 2011

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    THIS IS A "STAR MINUS"-------Please, don't waste your time!!

    My daughter (age 19) recommended this book to me. We totally disagreed! She LOVED the writing, the mystery, and the imagination. I cannot believe I wasted my time on it. I love mysteries...when they are solved. There were way too many details unanswered. If you are going to read the book, do not read any further. I have so many unanswered questions...WHO was the wolf/ghost figure who bit Chris and why did Chris NEVER bring this up to anyone? Who was the man on the side of the road that glared at Chris? Who was the leader of the "clan" people? Why did they form? What brought them to evil? Were those three missing kids, sacrificed? Why did they kill Jocelyn? Why was Gus such a bully? Why was his father never introduced in the book. You'd think he would be after making such a big deal out of him. What happened to Chris' uncle and why did he disappear? Who was the man creeping around their cabin and leaving footprints? What was Ray trying to do? Why was the Pastor so creepy? What did the Pastor want from Chris? Who was emailing Chris? Why couldn't someone come out and tell Chris, "There is a devil worshipping cult (was there?); stay away from so-and-so." Why did Chris' mom have nightmares? What did the weird aunt have to do with ANYTHING!!!??? Of course, I could use my imagination or my reasoning and make up the solutions. However, I think that would be the author's responsibility. Is this more interesting to the younger generation?

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    A book for simpletons. Traumatized boy meets traumatized girl. M

    A book for simpletons. Traumatized boy meets traumatized girl. More trauma, then death. Continual posturing and repeated scenes abound. I gave up after the third breakup. The ending was a disappointment. Not going to continue with the series and glad that I could delete the free book from my tablet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    I am copying and pasting another reviewer's post because I could

    I am copying and pasting another reviewer's post because I could not have said it better: From Kellys_Mom: "I cannot believe I wasted my time on it. I love mysteries...when they are solved. There were way too many details unanswered. If you are going to read the book, do not read any further. I have so many unanswered questions...WHO was the wolf/ghost figure who bit Chris and why did Chris NEVER bring this up to anyone? Who was the man on the side of the road that glared at Chris? Who was the leader of the "clan" people? Why did they form? What brought them to evil? Were those three missing kids, sacrificed? Why did they kill Jocelyn? Why was Gus such a bully? Why was his father never introduced in the book. You'd think he would be after making such a big deal out of him. What happened to Chris' uncle and why did he disappear? Who was the man creeping around their cabin and leaving footprints? What was Ray trying to do? Why was the Pastor so creepy? What did the Pastor want from Chris? Who was emailing Chris? Why couldn't someone come out and tell Chris, "There is a devil worshipping cult (was there?); stay away from so-and-so." Why did Chris' mom have nightmares? What did the weird aunt have to do with ANYTHING!!!??? Of course, I could use my imagination or my reasoning and make up the solutions. However, I think that would be the author's responsibility. "

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Well has almost no description so....

    Should i read this? Young teen here....

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

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