As the recipient of bullying for many years, I still cannot understand why it’s considered cool. I mean seriously … what’s the draw? What’s the upside? I will never understand. In my eyes, it just makes the bully look smaller and smaller. The worst is when adults are bullies, because they just look like oversized spoiled children, who should know better and who are surely NOT looking for respect.
Here’s a story about a kid who was a budding bully, but God intervened. This little, very fast moving story would be great for young teens, especially those who feel the need to compromise good teaching to be considered cool.
Escape: Intense Book 1
“I’d never seen a dead body before, but I was pretty sure the guy in the car trunk was dead.” Middle school’s tough, and Tyler Higgins just wants to hang with the cool kids. But Dustin’s idea of quality entertainment is spying on parked cars on Lover’s Lane. When two creeps show up with a body, Tyler doesn’t want to stick around. Then again, he might not have much choice.
I hate running and this story was full of running. I felt exhausted about midway, and I was sitting and drinking tea in my comfy house. The author surely made you feel the anxiety. I was drawn into the exciting and frightening situation that put this young man on a course of events that nearly cost his life. As with some life events, it was so preventable, if he had just done the right thing in the beginning, (but there wouldn’t have been a story to read).
The story-telling was very well done. The author captured my attention in the beginning. I liked the idea that while the young man thought he was sneaking around behind his parents back, he wasn’t sneaking around behind God’s back and God made sure he learned a very clear lesson. There is nothing out of His view, we can ignore Him, run from Him, reject Him, but if we are one of His sheep, He won’t leave us alone, or on our own and He’ll do whatever He needs to get us back into the fold, even if it means injury and sometimes death or near death.
I’m happy to end 2018 with a 5 star book.
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About Glenn Haggerty
Glenn writes inspiring adventures with an edge. No matter how dark the day, finding hope to pursue the prize is the core of all his novels and studies. He is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), a graduate of Vision Loss Resources and Bethel Seminary, the father of six and grandfather of seven. Glenn likes tandem biking, kayaking, and daydreaming and lives in Minneapolis with his wife. He is also an award winning author with short stories published in Splickety, Havok, Cadet Quest and Partners. Chase, the third book in his Intense series was released on April 1, 2018.