The Hinderingby James Alexander
Loyalty to a childhood friendship can have devastating results. When an AWOL marine kills an innocent young girl, his friend, caught completely off guard, must choose between silence or going to the law. In the end, he suffers the worst fate imaginable: prison, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only thing
In the wrong place at the wrong time!
Loyalty to a childhood friendship can have devastating results. When an AWOL marine kills an innocent young girl, his friend, caught completely off guard, must choose between silence or going to the law. In the end, he suffers the worst fate imaginable: prison, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only thing that saves him from the daily nightmares of this harsh and brutal new world he now finds himself in is his artisitic abilities. This is a true story.
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Read and share this true story with your teenage kids. If a friend should snap and go off the end,they'll know what not to do. The horror first, then the decicion between loyalty and the 'right thing'. I read through it quickly, and I'm not a reader. Gripping!
A very well written book which shows that the friends you make will either help you excel or bring you down. In the book is a young man from a very normal upbringing who becomes trapped into going to jail for nothing he did, but just not saying anything at all to his parents or anyone else including the police. A very hard story to read but one I could not put down and one I will make both my 17 and 13 year old children read. This is a must READ for every parent for two reasons, not just how much you need to keep an eye on who your children are playing with but also to ensure you keep the lines of communication open so they can always come to you with everything and anything.
In James Alexander¿s novel, The Hindering, the author shares his personal true story of a tragic event that forever changed his life. As a young boy growing up in New Jersey, James befriends a boy by the name of Tommy. Tommy had recently moved to James¿ neighborhood and was having difficulties adjusting to the new environment. James takes this shy introvert under his wing and the two boys become the best of friends. As the boys grow older, Tommy¿s behavior changes and he starts to act out and get into trouble. As others turn away from Tommy, James remains loyal to his friend. After graduating from high school, James matures and plans a future as a graphic artist. The two boys drift apart. Eventually Tommy disappears and James immerses himself in his art while attending college. One night Tommy returns and sets James on a collision course for disaster. Tommy seeks out his friend to inform him that he has gone AWOL from the Marines. James, still remaining loyal to his friend, keeps his secret. It is one fateful night after spending an evening at a bar with Tommy James¿s life becomes a living nightmare. Tommy murders a young woman they had picked up hitchhiking. James, distraught and terrified, struggles with a loyal friendship since childhood and whether to contact the police. This proves to be his undoing. Tommy drags James into the murder by placing the blame on him. The Hindering is a remarkable and disturbing account of one man¿s devastating legal ordeal. The author shares a personal account of a determined and unrelenting prosecution. From the appalling injustices that take place during the trial, to the stunning account of a harsh and brutal life in prison, James provides a vivid and astonishing detailed story of survival. Through James¿ personal narrative, readers experience the wide range of emotions that James experiences as he fights for his life. The book is not only a true story of injustice, but a story of self preservation amid dark and hopeless circumstances. James shares how he coped in prison through his various artistic ventures to keep his sanity in a place where if you lose hope, you lose the will to survive. Through the loving support of his family and friends, and his innovative artistic methods used to deal with with the depressing and brutal prison, readers experience an honest account of coping with a loss of freedom, as well as a loss of faith in a legal system that is suppose to be just. The Hindering is a captivating and compelling story of a devastating period in one man¿s life. I highly recommend this well-written and powerfully described true story of the darkest time in James Alexander¿s life. Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
The Author, James, narrates his incredible life altering story which makes you feel as if you were there experiencing his personal suffering and overwhelming frustrations. His story begins with him describing his adolescent years growing up and the questionable choices he made, to a time in his life when the choices were made for him. I was taken by the way he endured the many hardships and injustices he encountered and how he had to adjust to whatever situation arose. This book is powerful and reveals the true test of a persons inner strength. I was captivated and moved by his story and saddened when the book ended. It was an excellent book and I definately recommend it.
A page-turner! From start to finish, The Hindering carried me along -- I kept on wanting to know more and what the outcome would be. I would recommend this book both as a compelling story as well as a parental guidebook ... choose your friends wisely or suffer the consequences.
This has got to be one of the most incredible true stories I have ever read. To think of what this young man was forced to endure because of a back-stabbing friend and an obviously unfair justice system is astounding. A must read for anyone who still thinks that average citizens are generally 'innocent until proven guilty.'