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Official Review: The Robber Of Youth by Keith Julius

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Official Review: The Robber Of Youth by Keith Julius

Post Number:#1 by klbradley
» 03 Aug 2017, 12:27

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Robber Of Youth" by Keith Julius.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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The Robber of Youth is a modern-day fiction novel written by Keith Julies and published in May 2017. Detailing with the hardships and trauma surrounding thousands of children who are affected by abuse and neglect, the story definitely has a real-life feel to it, making the difficulties that much harder to read about. The story is written in third-person perspective, with the focus revolving between different characters within the story.

The main character in the story is fifteen-year-old Rosaletta, or Rosie. Rosie witnesses the unthinkable, a tragedy that results in the loss of her older brother and leaves her feeling all alone. When her mother finds out the news, she immediately blames Rosie and refuses to allow her back in their home. Thrown into a temporary foster home, Rosie truly feels like there will never be an upside to the horrible situation she has found herself in. However, she soon meets Todd, who seems like just the right friend to get her through her dark place.

While desperate for something more or an escape from the pain she has been living, Rosie runs away, hoping to make a new and better life for herself. It doesn’t take long though, and soon Rosie realizes that her new life is darker and more traumatizing than she could ever begin to imagine. How did she wind up like this? Will she ever be able to go home again? And where exactly can she call home anymore?

I’ve read several stories involving this type of situation, but The Robber of Youth did not disappoint when it comes to the dramatic story-line and development. The author provided a slow but substantial build up for information that caused me to turn page after page to discover what comes next. I was also pleased with the editing work within the story, as I found no grammatical or spelling errors. The dialogue within the story contained a smooth flow, which I was pleasantly surprised to find, especially since there are several characters who spoke with a distinct accent, which was delivered with precision.

It is my pleasure to rate The Robber of Youth 4 out of 4 stars. This gripping story takes a new stance on the already touchy subjects of child abuse and neglect, while pulling readers into the dark lifestyle that some children are thrown into before they even have a chance to realize it. I was pleased to see that this story brought light to the CASA program, which is volunteer based, and enlists volunteers in all 50 states to assist with children in need. I would recommend The Robber of Youth to any reader who enjoys dark fiction, but only those who can handle reading subject matter of abuse.

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Re: Official Review: The Robber Of Youth by Keith Julius

Post Number:#2 by kandscreeley
» 04 Aug 2017, 10:23

Wow! This sounds like one of those novels you have to sit with for a while to digest. There need to be more like this out there. Thanks for the review.
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Re: Official Review: The Robber Of Youth by Keith Julius

Post Number:#3 by klbradley
» 04 Aug 2017, 10:24

Definitely what it is!
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Post Number:#4 by jemgirl202
» 04 Aug 2017, 11:39

Wow! Great Review! This sounds like this will be a tough read emotionally but it is something everyone needs to be aware.
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Post Number:#5 by klbradley
» 04 Aug 2017, 12:24

Thank you! I agree!
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Post Number:#6 by Amagine
» 06 Aug 2017, 07:43

I love dark fiction and books that have a great amount of depth to them. This seems like the kind of book that is right up my alley.

Great Review! 💖
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Post Number:#7 by klbradley
» 06 Aug 2017, 08:29

Thank you!
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Post Number:#8 by CatInTheHat
» 09 Aug 2017, 09:18

I had little tears in my eyes just from the review. Which means I'll cry reading it but it also means it's a soul touching story.
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Post Number:#9 by klbradley
» 09 Aug 2017, 09:20

It definitely is!
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