Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Paranormal
Release: December 31, 2013
Publisher: Skookum Trail
Mo is a shy teen who is just trying to survive high school. He has secretly fallen in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. Chasing Prophecy is a contemporary coming of age story that is heartwarming, suspenseful, and beautifully written. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams.
Sometimes I may get caught judging a book by its cover. Which is something I always told my students not to do. When I saw this title, the cover called to me. I immediately saw a young girl reaching up high, trying to reach help with the struggles that she was currently going through. It appeared that she was reaching for someone. That someone was waiting at the peak to help her. To be “her person.”
Coming of age novels have always been an high interest of mine. There are some specifics of the novel that I feel would be most appropriate to discuss or provide a glimpse of in the summary, as the description is very vague. The author has provided a unique topic and storyline of struggle, pain, determination and love. The reader sees the difficulties that the main characters face. As well as, the strengths to help them push on. Mo and Prophecy are one of a kind. The setting is one of a kind. The detailed plot and character development is a one of a kind as well.
James Moser has always loved stories in all forms. He is in his fourteenth year of working with high school students. The author’s goal was to write a book that would inspire even his most reluctant readers. Young adults have always inspired him. As such, he wanted to show teenagers transforming themselves to overcome obstacles, which is what he watches them do, every day.
Moser has a B.A. in English and a Master’s degree in Secondary English Education. He lives in Seattle with his beautiful wife and eight year old son. When he’s not reading and writing, or thinking about reading and writing, he’s watching way too much television while snacking on frozen treats from Trader Joe’s. Man, those things are good.
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