THROWING STONES REVIEW!!
OH MY GOODNESS DO I HAVE AN AMAZING STORY FOR YOU TODAY! LOOK BELOW FOR MY REVIEW OF THROWING STONES; BY: ROBIN REARDON, YOU WILL BE AS IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK AS I AM ONCE YOU READ IT! LET'S GET TO IT:
I PICKED THIS QUOTE BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT SUMS UP WHAT JESSE WANTS PERFECTLY! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
by: Robin Reardon
reviewed by: Becky
In this paranormal romance, something is drawing seventeen-year-old Jesse Bryce toward the community of Pagans who live in "the village," just outside his rural Oklahoma town. Maybe it's that he has a crush on Griffin Holyoke, a tall, dark-haired boy with a tree tattooed all up his back. Or maybe it's that the Pagans accept Jesse for who he is, unlike his family—or his church, where he hears that being gay is a sin.
After a man from the village is murdered while trying to prevent an assault on a girl from the town, Jesse's confusion at the town's unsympathetic reaction inspires him to set a mission for himself: to build a bridge of acceptance between the town and the village.
As Jesse defies his parents and continues to visit the village, he witnesses mysterious rituals that haunt him with their beauty and intensity. And he falls in love with one enigmatic, mercurial Pagan who opens his eyes to a whole new world.
This first-person story explores what can happen when we make conclusions about others based on too little information, or on the wrong information. Whether we're misunderstanding each other's religions or each other's sexual orientation, everyone benefits from learning the truth. And everyone benefits from forgiveness.
This book astounded me it was so wonderful, and the thing I love most about it are the lessons that are taught without being 'preachy', these lessons are taught through the insight of a very special, sometimes misunderstood boy.
Jesse is tired of not being able to be who he really is so he decides to come out to his best friend and family. It doesn't go as well as he had hoped, but it isn't as bad as it could be for sure. The process of Jesse coming out is real, real emotions, feelings and pain. You can feel Jesse's pain as if it were your own, and this of course is the mark of a great author!
Jesse starts hanging around people from the Village, who are a bit different. Things get more strained in his life, his best friend begins to pull away and his family doesn't understand and starts to forbid it. Jesse can see what others can not, just because something is different doesn't mean it is wrong or evil. Yet another lesson we learn in this book!
I can't give all the lessons away :P, but I will say that Jesse learns about himself and the people closest to him, and he learns that love doesn't mean being what someone wants you to be, if you are really loved, you are taken as you are! Thanks Robin, for a book that entertains and captivates us, but also teaches us lessons everyone should learn.
the 5 The Scorpion and the Frog fable rating :)
YES I DID THIS RATING FOR A REASON, AND IT MAY HAVE BEEN ANOTHER LESSON LEARNED :), GRAB THE BOOK BELOW AND FIND OUT!
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THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY REVIEW OF THROWING STONES, YOU GUYS WILL LOVE THIS BOOK JUST AS MUCH AS I DO, I KNOW IT! SEE YOU NEXT TIME!