Fireflies: A Tale of Life and Death (Heroes Next Door Trilogy Series #1)

Fireflies: A Tale of Life and Death (Heroes Next Door Trilogy Series #1)

by Bree Wolf
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Fireflies: A Tale of Life and Death (Heroes Next Door Trilogy Series #1) by Bree Wolf

He is lonely. So is she.
Can one summer change both their lives?

Unseen and unheard, Gabriel Scott retreats from his parents into a computer world of adventure and companionship. However,when he is forced to spend the summer with his grandparents, he finally realizes that the digital world could never compete with the real one.

As the neighbor kids invite him along,Gabriel steps out into the world for an adventure he never could have imagined.A treasure hunt guides them all over town as they do their best to solve riddle after riddle. On their way, they meet Hannah, a young girl forbidden from leaving her room.

Soon, Gabriel learns her secret, and before long, the treasure hunt is not the greatest challenge presented to him that year.

Will that summer change him? And what happens when summer ends? Will Gabriel return home to parents who barely notice him? Or will he fight for his right to happiness?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158554742
Publisher: Bree Wolf
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Series: Heroes Next Door Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 2,390
File size: 300 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bestselling author, Bree Wolf has always been a language enthusiast (though not a grammarian!) and is rarely found without a book in her hand or her fingers glued to a keyboard. Trying to find her way, she has taught English as a second language, traveled abroad and worked at a translation agency as well as a law firm in Ireland. She also spent loooong years obtaining a BA in English and Education and a MA in Specialized Translation while wishing she could simply be a writer. Although there is nothing simple about being a writer, her dreams have finally come true.

"A big thanks to my fairy godmother!"

Currently, Bree has found her new home in the historical romance genre, writing Regency novels and novellas. Enjoying the mix of fact and fiction, she occasionally feels like a puppet master (or mistress? Although that sounds weird!), forcing her characters into ever-new situations that will put their strength, their beliefs, their love to the test, hoping that in the end they will triumph and get the happily-ever-after we are all looking for.

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Fireflies: A Tale of Life and Death (#1 Heroes Next DoorTrilogy) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, 148 pages & it is a heart breaking story. It fits all ages, but it tells a good story that can help a lot of kids learn about themselves.. GJRA
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bree Wolf is a very good author. Both books I have read have made me want more. Good clean books with good stories.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Enjoyed the story very much.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Amazing with so much joy and sorrow
Anonymous 7 months ago
I loved this YA book. This author brings such brilliant realism to her stories. The descriptions shine. In this story, a boy overcomes difficulties and finds enjoyment in life.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I absolutely love this book and i would totally recomend it.This is the kind of book that made me cry and i couldn't put it down
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved this book. The author was creative with her characters. I definitely would read more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story w/ a good lesson to be learned about living life to the fullest while yiu can. However it feels more like a story for teens than for adults.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally loved this book. The characters were so real. I felt like I was a part of their little world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and great character's!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it could not put it down want it to continue Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a amazing book readers will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the perfect combo of heartfelt sweetness and adventure! A must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book! Everyone shiuld read it! - Carina
NYM More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book, and would recommend it. I'll be trying to get my two boys to read it when they finish the books they're currently in the middle of. Loved the characters, great morals, exciting, well written. Great middle grade to YA read, but also fun and a quick read for adults. Touching story. I look forward to book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A poignant look at the pains of family and friends relationships and some very good advice. Takes you through all kinds of emotions and brings many things front and center.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... a really well-written story about a boy who finds himself in the process of making friendships with others. Beautiful story -- and a treasure hunt with intriguing riddles, too! You'll love this, no matter your age! 5 stars ?????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for their next adventure or riddle! I laughed and I cried...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hannah is my fave carecter