Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 [NOOK Book]

Overview

When high school superstar basketball player Liam Rider is
sentenced to military school to serve out an aggravated assault
charge, he thought his life was over. But when Lisbeth Harrington
comes into his...
See more details below
Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

When high school superstar basketball player Liam Rider is
sentenced to military school to serve out an aggravated assault
charge, he thought his life was over. But when Lisbeth Harrington
comes into his life she sparks feelings in him he didn't know he had.
Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of
his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into the
hidden history of ghosts, suicide and murder.

Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam
becomes the next victim of the paranormal murderer?
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

BD Wenches
Mr. Sarte writes with a realism that makes the supernatural element seem almost plausible. He gives his readers vivid and descriptive scenes and multi-faceted characters we can believe in. He builds Admiral Farragut Military Academy into a real place that contrasts almost shockingly with the fact that a vengeful ghost seems to be stalking its grounds.
David Trapp
As other reviewers have note Towering Pines defies being pigeon-holed into one category. The intriguing story of Liam, a young transfer student at a military academy, is so "real" you can smell the salt air of the Admiral Farragut Academy. What happen next .. well that's the story. Suffice it to say it's not dull. Elements of mystery, horror, paranormal goings on come flying on keeping the reader guessing to the last minute
Hannah H
Bruce A. Sarte’s Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 is an interesting novel that grips the reader’s attention throughout. The suspense captures the reader until the very end. Sarte’s plot was solid and easily intertwined the characters throughout the storyline....he author proved his strength within his characters and his writing.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011821004
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Series: Towering Pines , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 596 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children. In addition to writing, he enjoys baseball, playing guitar, reading, church, cooking and being a dad.

Bruce grew up at the Jersey Shore (the picture is at Point Pleasant Beach, where Sands of Time is set) and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, NJ where he first became enthralled with reading and writing. From his early influences Bruce was introduced to and fell in love with Shakespeare, Marlow, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 6, 2013

    I picked this book based on a small excerpt where Liam is litera

    I picked this book based on a small excerpt where Liam is literally shoved out of bed by no-one. I haven't read many ghost stories and figured I was over due.




    The book starts with Liam being hurt by 2 members of the opposing basketball team, one of which then foul him just as he is about to take the winning shot at the end of the match, Liam loses his mind in the heat of the moment and takes his revenge by beating him with a folding chair,leaving him in a coma. Liam then finds himself facing aggravated assault charges, and being sent to Military school to serve out his sentence.
    Once there he tries to settle into the routine of the Academy. But he keeps having strange dreams, dreams in which his life is in danger.. and time is running out. 




    I actually felt sorry for Liam at the start of the book, injured deliberately by the opposition and then fouled near the end of the match its no wonder he lost his temper (yes he took it too far), and then shunned by his family who wouldn't even arrange legal advice for him... Not once did he try to deflect the blame away from himself.




    The story developed at just the right pace to keep you reading. Not giving away too much early in. However, the final showdown seemed rushed and left me feeling a little cheated. Now im looking forward to reading the second book in the series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 22, 2012

    This is a unique, tensely written and well-paced paranormal young adult story

    Reviewed by Vered E for Readers Favorite Liam figures things couldn’t get worse. A confrontation on the basketball court lands him in jail, his parents disown him, his girlfriend breaks up with him and now a judge sentences him to complete his remaining high school years at the Admiral Farragut Academy. Can it get any worse? Apparently, it can. He makes enemies upon arrival at the Academy and he is assigned to Room 509, a dorm room that has been sealed for twenty years. At first, he dismisses the stories surrounding the room: that all its previous tenants committed suicide on Halloween night by jumping off the building’s roof. Then he meets his roommate, a strange boy who no one else has seen, and starts having weird dreams. Liam’s only friend, a sullen girl called Lisbeth, isn’t even sure she wants to be around him. Will he find a way to solve the mystery before it is too late? This is a unique, tensely written and well-paced paranormal young adult story with good plot development. The teen characters are realistic and learn to move out of their self-absorption and reach out to help each other. The story also provides an insider’s look at the routines and experiences of a military school, and the author draws on his own experience to create an authentic description. There were some editing issues a few minor inconsistencies throughout the story. But overall this story has great promise and kept me interested.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)