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The Wanderers [NOOK Book]

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“Young fella, ah knows what Amish is, and you isn’t it. Where you frum? Why you runnin’ away?”
Leroy L. Jackson, Jr., detected it immediately. Others could see it, too, even if Johnny Miller wouldn’t admit it. He was running. Whether he was running from home or toward home, he did not know.
“You’re caught in two rip tides,” Wandering Willie told him, “but flailing about and fighting it will do you no good. If ...
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Overview

“Young fella, ah knows what Amish is, and you isn’t it. Where you frum? Why you runnin’ away?”
Leroy L. Jackson, Jr., detected it immediately. Others could see it, too, even if Johnny Miller wouldn’t admit it. He was running. Whether he was running from home or toward home, he did not know.
“You’re caught in two rip tides,” Wandering Willie told him, “but flailing about and fighting it will do you no good. If you fight it, you could die.”
“How else do I escape, if not by fighting my way out?” asks Johnny of Willie.
“Wait. Find the edges of the current and make your way back home, wherever that may be.”
While Johnny wanders, two Monarch butterflies born on the same Amish farm as Johnny undertake their own long journey, entrusted with the amazing miracle of the fourth generation.
When their journeys collide, Johnny, Sabio, and Mariposa all find that home is much more than they ever imagined.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015925562
  • Publisher: Wandering Home Books
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: The Wanderers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 377
  • Sales rank: 458,449
  • File size: 4 MB

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Visit www.paulstutzman.com to read more about the Author and his other books!
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  • Posted February 9, 2014

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    0 stars Did I enjoy this book: No. Sorry to interrupt yo

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    Did I enjoy this book: No.




    Sorry to interrupt your normally scheduled program folks, but we’ve got some breaking news coming in from the blogosphere. Belinda is live on the scene; tell us what you’ve got, Belinda.




    Thanks Chrissy, EFC has stunned the medical community with its discovery of a fail proof cure for insomnia: Read The Wanderers from Paul Stutzman.




    Ok. That wasn’t nice. And I hate writing negative reviews. But I’m serious when I say I had to stand up to read this book because if I sat down, I’d nod off.




    This book lacks emotion and creativity. The story is told from multiple perspectives but they all sound the same – flat. Some of the chapters are told from the perspective of talking butterflies which I didn’t quite understand. But even the butterflies are boring.




    It’s not enough to simply tell your story. You have to write in a way that allows your readers to experience your story. Otherwise, it’s no more entertaining than reading a news story.




    Would I recommend it: My grocery lists are more passionate than The Wanderers. No, I don’t recommend it.




    Will I read it again: No.




    As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.




    (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

    The Wanderers is an interesting story about an Amish boy's comin

    The Wanderers is an interesting story about an Amish boy's coming of age and journey of self-discovery, finding love and faith, that is entwined with the journey of two Monarch Butterflies that were born on his family's Amish farm.




    Johnny was born into an Amish farming family, but as he grows into adulthood he questions his family's traditions and lifestyle. He wants more out of life, and as he wanders on his journey of self-discovery, his restlessness leads him down a dangerous road. Johnny's direction and life is transformed when he meets and falls in love with Annie, a lovely girl who is devoted to her faith. But tragedy strikes that changes Johnny's life forever, causing him to once again wander on a new journey of discovery while searching for his home once again.




    Sabio and Mariposa are two Monarch Butterflies that are born on Johnny's family's farm. Transforming from worms into beautiful butterflies, they embark on their own long journey of being entrusted with carrying out the amazing miracle of the fourth generation before finding their own home.




    Author Paul Stutzman weaves an intriguing multi-layered tale of love, hope, faith and finding your home/place in the world. It took me awhile to get into the story as it was a bit confusing with the alternating perspectives of different characters as well as that of the butterflies. But once I got a grasp of Johnny's and the butterflies stories, I was able to get drawn into the story as their journeys unfolded.




    I was intrigued with the Amish lifestyle, the author utilizes his Amish background to provide the reader with a richly detailed and descriptive look into the Amish community. As a person who has always been fascinated by Monarch Butterflies, I enjoyed the author's description of the transformation of the two worms into amazing Monarch Butterflies and their own magical journey.




    The journey of discovery and wandering is left open-ended and leaves the reader wanting more. It looks like story will be continued in the next book.

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  • Posted November 18, 2013

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    I found this book a bit confusing, it's about an Amish boy/man f

    I found this book a bit confusing, it's about an Amish boy/man finding himself. The story really breaks most of the stereotypes of Amish stories.
    In the beginning, the Amish in this district attend public schools, and there are wild drinking and drug parties.
    Johnny doesn't know which way to go, to stay Amish and in the bond and love of his family, or spread his wings and leave. You will love his family, his Dad is one everyone would love to have. They even find the right girl for him?? There are some really warm hearted moments, and finding your way to Jesus....I loved those moments. There are some really heartbreaking things that happen, and you might want some tissues handy.
    The part of switching from butterflies and back to humans, even with some points being made was a bit disconcerning. As the title tells there is a bit of wandering going on.
    We are left with wanting more, and maybe there will be more answers in the next book.


    I received this book through Pump Your Book Virtual Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

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