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Finding Drake: The Desperate Search for Mr. Anderson [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey Scott

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Fifteen-year-old Drake can’t stand his Grandpa. Abandoned years ago by his alcoholic mother, Drake is forced to care for this crazy old man suffering from Alzheimer’s, a disease he doesn’t understand. And his resentment worsens when Grandpa commits a common Alzheimer’s offense: he wanders and disappears. This sparks a desperate missing person search – desperate because Grandpa is lost in a Minnesota winter – and Drake suddenly finds himself thrust in the middle of a media frenzy. The national spotlight draws out some of Grandpa’s old Vietnam War buddies, and their stories reveal a hero much different than the confused old man Drake has always known. His resentment melts, and this adds to his desperation – he must find the old man and tell him he’s sorry before it’s too late. In this incredible story of forgiveness Drake’s pursuit of Grandpa turns into a pursuit of something much grander that will ultimately change his life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Son of Peter Publishing (14 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XM8HZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,136,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Boy Undergoes a Religious Transformation Searching for His Ill Grandpa 7 Jun 2012
By Uvi Poznansky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The cover of Finding Drake puts shows a road cutting across a snowy landscape, and a fuzzy, illusive shadow in the distance. In the foreground are the handles of a motorcycle, putting us, the observer, right there in the driver's seat, and on the lookout for Mr. Anderson.

The old man is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, and we see his slow decline from one chapter to the next. The disease is explained in simple sentences by Drake, his fifteen years old grandson, stating that it destroys your brain and makes you forget things. Initially the boy complains about his grandpa, thinking he uses the disease as an excuse for being so weird.

Along the quest to find the old man, who got lost without leaving a trace, Drake learns about him and his honorable past as a Vietnam Vet, which triggers a religious transformation in him. He is coming to terms with his own anger, and learning the value of forgiveness.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 17 May 2012
By pama - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Finding Drake was an exellent book, both from the view of the young man, who matures greatly during this experience, and in helping others to understand Alzheimers. While parts were a little far fetched, it had overall redeeming qualities. Loved it and recommend it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an awesome surprise! 10 April 2012
By Jennifer Marshall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this to my Kindle as a free book and at first was not really sure tht I was going to like it. But when Ted, the grandfather, was reported as missing, I realized that I was totally hooked into the story. The sum of a good book, for me, is whether or not the story moves me and causes me to believe in the characters. This book touched my heart and actually made me cry several times. I think that most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, can see a little of Drake in our own actions and have relatives that maybe we wish we had known better. The message of reaching out in faith rang totally true. Thank you for a wonderful read!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you will have a greater understanding of the 15 year old in your life 31 Mar 2012
By QTZMUM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Finding Drake
I have never bothered to review the 100s of Kindle books I have read but feel this one is missrepresented
It tells a story about a 15 year old grandson connecting with his 65 year old Vietnam Vet grandfather
the real changes happened to the generation between the two.
That is the generation I feel should be the focus.
I read it immediately and could not stop until I was finished.
I could see a great deal of the 15 year old in my life but strongly feel my generation misses that part.
If you don't read this it will be your life lesson lost.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, interesting 6 April 2014
By M Kay Leach - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book should be directed toward teenagers. There is a very good message to them to not be so self centered and less caring for seniors. Some of our seniors have lived a very harrowing and disturbing life. This could wake some of our teens up. I enjoyed the book very much.
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