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by Darlene Campbell

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Seventeen year-old Frankie Keilman doesn't see the world quite like everyone else in his community. Gifted with uncanny artistic ability, Frankie has heard stories of a boy who was once "sent off" because he saw what no one else could see, because he was "touched." Fearing that he is also touched, Frankie seeks to hide his gifts and is successful in doing so until he

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Touched 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. Raw. Honest. Heartbreaking. Worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't keep me interested...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times the details of "what happened" were difficult to read, but this was very well-written and real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scott Campbell delivers a touching, sensitive and well-written novel about life, people, and what it takes to love someone sometimes. And loving someone well, often times, is not always enough. Meet Jerry Houseman: loving and doting father, attentive and supportive husband, and sexual compulsive. See, Jerry falls in love with little boys. Deep, confusing, and often tragic love...with boys barely 12. He thought he could combat these feelings after that first time in the war, with an asian prostitute...but those dark desires returned and invaded his home, his life, and eventually, tore his family apart. Told from four differing points of view, Campbell brings us 'Touched', the story of Houseman and his family, the effects of his compulsion on his family, the family of the boy he is accused of molesting, and on Houseman as well. The reader is allowed a peek into the mind of a man compelled, almost against his will, it seems, to love boys. Campbell effectively writes his narratives in believable voices with wholly believable storylines. Not recommended for the morally faint, 'Touched' is a book that everyone should read, if only for the sensitive and open-minded portrayal of lives on the edge of destruction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago