Stormwalker

Stormwalker Ever since his mother died year old Owen has felt lost He s drifting apart from his dad his grades are dropping and the only thing keeping him sane are the soccer trials coming up Then in the m

  • Title: Stormwalker
  • Author: Mike Revell
  • ISBN: 9781681444932
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ever since his mother died, 11 year old Owen has felt lost He s drifting apart from his dad, his grades are dropping, and the only thing keeping him sane are the soccer trials coming up.Then, in the middle of school one day, he is sucked out of real life and thrown into a desolate alternative world, a largely deserted wasteland where a menacing storm of Darkness plagues tEver since his mother died, 11 year old Owen has felt lost He s drifting apart from his dad, his grades are dropping, and the only thing keeping him sane are the soccer trials coming up.Then, in the middle of school one day, he is sucked out of real life and thrown into a desolate alternative world, a largely deserted wasteland where a menacing storm of Darkness plagues the city, threatening his life and the lives of the people who dwell there.Terrifying as this new world is, Owen recognizes it his dad is an author, and this is the setting of his new novel Fueled by his grief over the loss of his mom, Owen s dad has conjured a world so real and so fraught that Owen is transported to it every time his dad sets pen to paper And he has to live out every word in the story.But each jump devours chunks of his real life Owen misses days of school, and even a key soccer game that threatens his chances of having a shot at appearing in the tryouts at all Owen desperately wants these events to stop, but doesn t want to plunge his dad any further into the well of unhappiness that threatens to drown them both With social services threatening to ship Owen off to his aunt s house and his school career spiraling out of control, what if finishing the story and battling the Darkness is the only way Owen can save himself and his dad

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    1. Owen doesn’t like to think about the longest day in his life, the day a year ago when his mom died. He is finally beginning to find joy in the good things in his life, like being with his best friend and playing soccer. But Owen is worried about his dad, who can’t seem to get over his grief. Things look up when his dad starts writing again; then Owen finds himself going out of his own reality and into a fantasy world, his dad’s story. Can he help both their lives by getting his dad to fini [...]

    2. I won this book free in a giveaway.This book is about a boy who lost his mom and dealing with that along with his dads depression. His dad starts to write a book and he finds himself suddenly in the book where he has to save the characters he grows to care for. Since I also lost my mother as a child and had to deal with my dad being lost afterwards this book hit hard for me. The emotions in the book were real and true to what it is like in real life. The parts of the book where Owen (the main c [...]

    3. A year after the death of his mother, a twelve year old boy urges his author dad to write again, thinking it will help with his dad’s grief, only the boy finds himself pulled into the bleak world of his father’s novel, jumping back and forth between his real life as an aspiring athlete, and the life of the boy in the book, forced to step up as a hero, and face his aching loss.While there are some undeniably sad moments, it isn’t overwhelmingly so, it felt like the right balance for it’s [...]

    4. Review written for SLJ:Grades 4-6It’s been a year since 12-year-old Owen’s artist mom died, but he and his dad are still adjusting to the changes. While Owen is focusing on his soccer games, his dad hasn’t written anything since “the Longest Day.” When he starts writing again, Owen is sucked into the dystopian landscape of his father’s futuristic story and hopes that by living out the story he can help his dad heal.Despite the semi-sentimental play on one of the oldest tropes of fict [...]

    5. A truly exciting, imaginative story about a boy who becomes the hero of his writer Dad's terrifying story. This is a fantastic book. A terrific, action thriller with a real emotional core. It covers grief, loss, friendship and football and wraps them up in a page turning, adventure - my emotions were all over the place! I really couldn't put it down.

    6. Stormwalker, by Mike Revell, is a beautifully well written tale about a son and father experiencing heavy grief over the loss of his mom/wife. This tale shares the true terrors of grief, and how the two overcome this terrifying stage of their lives, together, as son and father.

    7. I won this book through . Heartbreaking but beautiful. Father and son find a way to get through their grief in a different way that works for them. Loved it.

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