Samantha Douglas has been able to talk to animals as far back as she can remember. The problem is that no one believes her. Her talent gets young Samantha in trouble time after time as she grows from a young girl into a teenager.
After leading a runaway tiger back to the zoo, she becomes a celebrity. Some think she's a fake. Some worship her. Some hate her. And a rogue government agency wants to use her.
Her talent can give the United States a huge jump over other nations, but first she has to stay alive, second she must solve a decades-old, other-worldly enigma and last she has to convince everyone she is truly capable of all the demands being made on her. A novel that adults, young adults and anyone else will find fascinating.
|Publisher:||Twilight Times Books|
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About the Author
Robyn Pass was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Houston. Robyn is a writer, editor and voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy. She lives in Houston with her boyfriend and two cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Samantha Douglas had a special talent, she could talk to and understand animals. While living in Alaska she could even interact with grizzly bears until a rabid wolverine threatened some school children. She and her parents were ostracized by the community and moved to Texas, but things weren't a whole lot better there. Another move to an animal sanctuary went well until rogue groups tried to abduct her. Murder and mayhem surrounded her. Finally a secret government agency brought her and her parents in for safety, but they also had an agenda. The agency had a team of scientists assigned to her, and after much study and testing to define her talent, she was assigned the opportunity to try to communicate with an alien, and she led the team to success.
Every bit of writing has underlying messages. A good book has messages that make the world a better place. Samantha’s talent carries several great subliminal messages. The first is about discrimination. All my youth, I was bullied and victimized, in part for being more intelligent than other kids. Similarly, Samantha is being victimized for being able to do something wonderful others can’t. The second is about decency and caring, and its obverse: the damage caused by greed and aggressiveness. You’ll find it impossible to avoid identifying with Samantha, and so she can be your guide in how to handle your life. But above all, a story needs to be exciting. "Samantha's Talent" more than qualifies. She and her family go from crisis to crisis, in the tradition of writers like, well... Darrell Bain. If you haven't read his earlier books, you've been missing out. This is a book for young adults, aged from 18 to 88.