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Jared's Island [Kindle Edition]

John Thayer
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jared is an 11 year old boy who has bounced around between foster homes his whole life. After his current fosters abandon him, he decides to set out on the adventure of a lifetime and see where he ends up. He borrows a small boat and ends up on a mysterious island with a caretaker who has many secrets. Jared has to deal with much more than rough seas in getting to the island. Once he arrives he is confronted with puzzling questions that the man will not answer.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Triple J publishing (10 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00998TD5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #340,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Thayer has always loved to write but could never think of much to write about. When his son Jared was born he found his topic. John would tell Jared a bedtime story each night, making up stories, each one having a boy named Jared as the main character at Jared's request. Some of the stories were short and sweet, and others would cause Jared's mom to come in and ask what was taking so long to put him to bed.
One day in 2009 John decided he wanted to write Jared a story that he could always have as a reminder of their special time together. Three months after he started it, the first draft of a 200 page book was done. Two more edits came after that and finally, on his 10th birthday, Jared was presented with Jared's Island, a book written just for him.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly written story 13 April 2013
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I suppose that strictly speaking this is a childrens story, but as far as I'm concerned this can be read and enjoyed by all ages. It's exceptionally well written which enable you to follow along as an observer rather than a reader. The book follows a young boys attempt to find a new life, and I think it fair to say that when you begin, you really don't expect the ending! This is a very easy book to read and because of the way that it's written it carries you along through the story. This isn't a short story, but if you're anything like me then you won't want to walk away from it until it's finished. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a really lovely story 22 Aug. 2013
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Very well written and enjoyable, so much so that I didn't realise it was written for a younger audience until the end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading 25 Jan. 2015
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Good light reading with a few twists to keep the reader interested. Perfect book for relaxing with, ideal holiday reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story 1 Dec. 2012
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Good story for younger readers.young Robinson Crusoe meets James bond. Unbelievable gadgets and technology. Young abandoned kid finally makes good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An OK story, but-- 20 Dec. 2012
By Dina G. - Published on
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An adventure story without much substance. I thought it was plotted well, but it was overrun with typos, cliches, misspelled words, punctuation errors, and just plain wrong information. For instance, one chapter's title was NAPLES, but the action took place in Ft. Myers. The Florida Panhandle was described as being east of Tallahassee. The word "sun" was repeatedly capitalized, for no reason that I could decipher. Some more examples: "Your still here..." and "The boat road so low in the water..." and "...his breathe smelled bad too" and "the power chord going to the wall...." Also "Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Muslim, and several other faiths...." I think he meant Islam. Anyhow, this book would have been much better if it had been skillfully edited.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great heartwarming story! 16 Oct. 2012
By Donna Grover - Published on
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This book gets you involved in the characters from the beginning and always makes you wonder about Jared's upbringing. It makes you want to to keep reading to learn about the next adventure and the next twist.....I have to say - I was completely surprised at the end and I couldn't put it down till I finished!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars They can't put the book down! 23 Oct. 2012
By Erickson Family - Published on
I have 2 books & I can't wait to read one!! My husband & my 9 year old son have taken both copies & are really enjoying Jareds story!! My husband says its a very interesting story & he can't put it down, I find him reading while waiting for his morning coffee. Our family vote is a definitely a great story!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tears in my eyes 15 Mar. 2013
By Heather Ashby - Published on
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I selected this book because my husband and I live on the coast with our son, and because we are applying to become a foster family. It felt like I might relate. This book touched my heart. Sweet relationship between a man and a boy who are both lost, and find themselves and each other.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me on my toes! 18 Dec. 2012
By Kim Stallworth - Published on
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I had no idea what I was getting into! I had no idea which way this book would go, I'm quit pleased with the out come. I held my breath the last part if you he book! LOVED IT
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