#Review: Chasing Prophecy – James Moser
When life takes an unexpected turn, Mo soon realizes that things will never be the same. He and Prophecy might be living two very different and separate lives, but their friendship is the one thing holding them together. No matter what card life seems to deal them, they’re determined in holding close the one constant in their lives – each other. In their eyes, it’s the only way they’ll be able to deal with whatever else comes their way.
A truly stirring and very emotional story, Chasing Prophecy is a tale that will capture your heart in many ways. James has penned a story that’s certainly relatable. Drugs, uncertainty, pain, heartache, loss – you experience this and more the further along you get in reading the story. The author brings forth characters who are tied together for years, striving to overcome to the adversities coming their way. In addition to that, he’s given them unique personalities that strengthen the story as it goes along. No matter what happens, these characters hold on to the friendships that bind them together. This is a book you’re definitely going to enjoy.
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.
“A stellar read for teens and adults, full of hilarious growing pains, tenderness and a few surprises. Moser’s debut is an unflinching young-adult novel that sees a group of friends tested by bigotry and the illegal machinations of a religious cult. The author serves up an irresistibly wisecracking narrator in Mo Kirkland. Every page ripples with a controlled cleverness. There’s also a rawness to this tale similar to that which many teens face in the real world. Moser can wax rhapsodic about young love, but he shows that he knows how to raise the tension in the second half of the novel.”
About the Author:
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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