Sarah Smiles

Sarah Smiles

by Sean-Paul Thomas


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A teenage introvert struggles to fit into his new school when he is targeted by a menacing bully on his first day. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious and aloof, tomboy Sarah, she is the one who opens his eyes to a whole new world filled with fun, drama, tragedy, romance and adventure.

'This is a SUMMER MUST READ because it has all the elements of a great summer yarn. Love, sadness, happiness and finally a coming of age story that will knock you off your feet.' - TeeKyleJacobson"

'Sarah Smiles exists within a genre of stories that I'm rarely attracted to, but regardless, I was completely enchanted and won over by this coming of age story. The author has beautifully rendered the world of young teenagers living in a foreign land, with such insight and emotion, that I honestly felt touched' Amazon Review.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515213413
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2015
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

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Sarah Smiles 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I saw this book had more then 400 pages, I was delighted. So many books on the free list turn out to be short or flash stories. Many of those are not very good. This book was very good. If I understand correctly, this is the author's second book. I am going to try to obtain a copy of the other one. This is a coming of age story about a young, tween boy, whose father is in the british military. The family moves quite often, sometimes to exotic locales. The boy is tired of moving and being the new kid, he would like a normal life like the town kids. In this book, on the first day of school, he meets a bully, has to share books with him, and finds the bully terrorizes the entire school, neighborhood and army base. He also meets his first love. The young lady has a lot to teach him about love, laughter, getting on the world and showing compassion. She also has bigger problems, than the boy ever dreamed of having. Together the two friends face their terrors, protect each other, learn they live in an imperfect world and how to overcome obstacles. Any age group from ten to a hundred could read this book and enjoy it. I would have rated this book five stars, but the editing was not the best. Soda and juice refered to the same item and has me a little confused. I do not know if this normal for that part of the world or an error. I tried to find out on the internet, but drew a blank. An awful lot of the mistakes were words that sound the same but have different meanings such as bate, instead of bait and aloud instead of allowed. Bye meaning goodbye was aways by. This just a few examples. There were many others. There were a lot of left out and added words to sentences and the punctuation was not the best either. Spell check would not have caught a lot of these errors as the words were spelled corrrectly. As I tell my students, reread your work, when you think you are done, or have a friend check it for you and return the favor. Authors should do the same. All in all this was a delightful book. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written tale, suitable for adult or teen. Great characters. Good flow of the storyline. Could use some editing to fix spelling and grammar but still an excellent read.
Picklenose More than 1 year ago
In many ways this book felt like reading about about an idealized version of my own childhood. I had the misfortune to run into two boys much like the character of Michael, and one character similar to, but not nearly as nice as Sarah. I think the author did a very nice job of creating his characters and situations, so much so that it drew my in completely. It was only after I finished reading the book that I realized that I was consistently picturing them as several years older, approximately 14, rather than the 11-12 he suggests. Overall, I think this is a novel very worth reading, especially for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or just wondered what it feels like.
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