A Road to the Heart

A Road to the Heart

by Brian Chagnon

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Overview

Two young adults on the verge of high school graduation battle to turn a frienship into a romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595249558
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/26/2002
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

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A Road to the Heart 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Road to the Heart displays just what high school life is for many teenagers. This novel encompasses many aspects of real life situations for a younger reader population. Obviously, this book is aimed at a younger avid reader population and hopefully will remain and flourish in that population.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hate self-publishing houses. As a professional writer I have an axe to grind with such places. However, once in a while a true gem pops out of this murky water. This is not one of them. I try and read anything that is new to see what exciting ideas are on the horizon. Sadly, this book offers no exciting ideas, or even new ideas. My biggest problem with the text, besides the almost anachronistic use of language, is that the book really has very very little substance. Young writers, use this tome as a warning what happens when you do not perfect, or even grasp, english fundamentals. The choppy, and wooden style of writing makes the turn of the page a chore. If I may offer a suggestion from someone who has written and published a lot, the writer needs to take some serious writing lessons and learn basic grammar and character development. Presently this book would fail on content alone in a community college english course. SO fellow writers, before taking the easy way out with vanity publishing, get your craft down THEN get to writing. If not your book will be little more than A Road to the Heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trust me, 19 bucks is 19 bucks, and you don't want to waste it. With that in mind, do not waste it on this book. Only in the world of Vanity publishing would this book see the light of day. The book is written with such poor use of the English language, it is almost Plan-Nine comical. How many times can you point out the plot and scene flaws. The story goes nowhere and the characters are mere cardboard cutouts of what the author seems to think teens are like. The biggest problem, besides the butchered writing, is the characters. The author seems to have no idea how to flesh out these people and in turn, the reader could not care less. The story itself is unoriginal and uninspired. It reads like a rushed Harlequin romance novel without the romance. The author should take some writing classes and gain some insight into life before venturing out into the publishing world. Only in vanity publishing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If this book was written by a 13 year old then I apologize, but I have this feeling it was written by someone who is inspired reading greeting cards. Only in the world of vanity publishing can something of such little substance be published. I couldn't relate to any characters since the author does not seem able to flesh out and then develop real humans. What we get is cardboard cut outs of vapid teens. When I read this tome, all I could think of was, has the writer ever read a book before or taken some writing lessons. As it is, this boom could not get a c- in a community college writing class. Stylisitcally, the book details every boring point with the belief that several 'doing dishes' scenes helps move the book along. Themes are rammed down our throats over and over again and again. I already resold the sing to a used book store for a buck, and felt like I had ripped them off. Only in the world of vanity publishing....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thanks to self-publishing houses, supressed information and long out of print noir classics have become available to the public. However, the drawback is that only in the world of vanity publishing would we get a book in 2003 with the tagline: 'There was a time when men acted macho, women were pure, and people were afraid to fall in love. Come live that time again.' Flowery language, clumsy sentences, and oft repeated points are slapped on page after page. The writer has created, albeit quite crudely, a teen-prom story. However, pretentious and out-dated use of the English language tells us the writer feels he is writing a work of earth shattering importance. I am yet to read an earth shattering prom story. More frustrating is the lack of charachter development. The main problem being is the characters are nothing more than outlines of typical teenagers. There is nothing that makes you care or want to turn the page. The cover alone says it all. Check out Cathc in the Rye for a true classic. If you really want something flowery, perhaps Anne of Greene Gables.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Brian Chagnon did an excellent job portraying teenage life. His book describes how it really was for those struggling with high school love and friendship. I have read this book three times and with every turn of the page I still become excited for each of the characters. This book has helped remind me of my high schools days and the so called romances that came with it. I can't wait for his new book.