Monday, June 11, 2012
"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."
Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.
But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.
Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies—prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.
With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.
This book is enjoyable to youth as well as adults. Sam is a good boy who falls into the wrong crowd. He defends and befriends a girl who is being bullied and things get crazy dangerous from that point on. The characters are real and likeable.
There's enough suspense to keep you thinking about it even when you had to put the book down. Good plot with lots of twists, Biblical inferences, and information. I finished reading it in one evening.
I liked the ending, especially the words from the stranger.
I received an ecopy of this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.