Samantha Jean Haggert is a beautiful twelve-year-old girl—but no one knows it. All they see is an awkward boy in a baseball cap and baggy pants. Sam’s not thrilled with the idea of hiding her identity, but it’s all part of her older brother’s plan to keep Sam safe from male attention and hidden from the law. Fifteen-year-old Jacob will stop at nothing to protect his sister, including concealing the death of the one person who should have protected them in the first place—their mother. Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own. Trusting adults has never been an option; no adult has ever given them a good reason. But when Sam meets “Jesus”—who smells an awful lot like a horse—in the park, life takes a different turn. He saved her once, and may be willing to save Sam and her brother again, if only they admit what took place that fateful day in West Virginia. The problem? Sam doesn’t remember, and Jacob isn’t talking.
This is one of those books that was filled with real, difficult, and tough things that just touch you in some way & evoke emotions. It was an interesting book to read and definitely different than what I'm used to reading. I liked the story a lot. It had twists that were good and some not so good. It starts out with a scene that no kids should see and it made me wonder what the heck happened. I was a bit confused and upset but it added this secrecy & urgency that it needed. At the start Sam & Jacob are living it tough & are trying to survive but soon it takes a better turn, somewhat. I really liked the parts where Sam is maturing. She goes through all these changes & she has no one to talk to & it made her stronger in my eyes. I didn't much like Jacob. I mean he does what he does to protect Sam but sometimes he is just being a bit too aggressive. I wanted to smack him upside the head like Ginger. >:] He also puts Sam in awkward & not child appropriate situations. I liked Boone, he really was a saving grace & gave them a home. This was a story that i really liked reading and it taught you that out of bad situations, good can come out of it. It was a raw & intense story BUT at the same time it showed how the characters grew and overcame their issues to find a "home". Overall, I really liked it for it's gritty & real approach. I liked that their were difficult subjects breached in the story & that it did end happily. So 4/5 GOLDEN FEATHERS!!! READ IT!=D
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About the Author: Angela Scott
I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it. I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs. As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it. You can find me at my website, where I blog obsessively about my writing process and post updates on my current works. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook, but be forewarned, I tweet and post more than a normal person.
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