Review by Abayomi2060 -- Strong Heart by Charlie Sheldon

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Review by Abayomi2060 -- Strong Heart by Charlie Sheldon

Post by Abayomi2060 » 12 Sep 2017, 17:12

[Following is a volunteer review of "Strong Heart" by Charlie Sheldon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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It begins with a normal hiking trip with family and friends, then 13-year-old Sarah goes missing. After a week of futile search, she comes back with a head injury and a missing finger and fantastic story! The novel switches smoothly between Sarah’s narrative and present day events, portraying love, friendship, commitment etc. It is the first tale in the Spear Thrower Series, to be followed by “Adrift” in 2018.

Charlie Sheldon’s Strong Heart is a thrilling story set in the North Pacific Coast. The story drags at the beginning with the sudden arrival of Sarah at her grandfather’s home, but after the turn of a few pages, the story spiraled into a historical fiction which was interesting and educative. Reading the book, I could sense that the author would have actually hiked in the Olympic National Park for him to paint such a beautiful scenery in his book.

Sarah, along with her grandfather, Tom, who she just met and some friends go hiking in the Olympic National Park to return an important artifact to her great-great-grandfather’s burial site. Sarah is a dog-headed little girl, who having lost her mother at the age of nine became strong-willed and independent. Annoyed at Tom for disbelieving her story about seeing a short-faced bear, she disappeared into the woods and is not seen until a week later. However, on their way back home, she tells them where she had been for an entire week, she tells them a story of ancient men!

Although the book is a fictional work, it contains historical facts that I did not know about until I read the book. I cannot say this is the best historical fiction book ever, after all, this is my first of the said genre, but, Strong Heart is a masterpiece. The book seemed to be professionally edited as I could not find any error which made my reading smooth, as well as the fact that the author’s writing style made it easy to read.

All in all, this book makes a great read and I recommend it to those who love to read books all genres. Written in third person except when Sarah was narrating her ordeal, the plot encompasses all genres, even a hint of romance. Although, I did not like the abrupt end of the story which left me with tons of questions, still, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by gali » 13 Sep 2017, 08:26

Since the book is October's BOTM, I plan to read it. I am glad you enjoyed the book! Nice review!
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Post by Yolimari » 13 Sep 2017, 18:52

I like the fact that you got the impression that the author really went to hike in the Olympic National Park. I love when authors really do research for their novels.

Thanks for the nice review!
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Post by jeminah28 » 13 Sep 2017, 20:17

I wonder also about the historical facts on this book because I love history. anyway, You have a nice review.
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Post by The Researcher » 14 Sep 2017, 10:10

I am planning to read this book. Your review helped in making up my mind. Great review.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 14 Sep 2017, 17:52

I am halfway through the book. I am a little bored, but all the good ratings (mostly 4 stars) are pushing me to go on.

Thanks, Abayomi2060, for adding to the pressure haha!

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Post by Abayomi2060 » 20 Sep 2017, 02:21

gali wrote:Since the book is October's BOTM, I plan to read it. I am glad you enjoyed the book! Nice review!
I hope you enjoy it. Thanks

-- 20 Sep 2017, 02:22 --
Yolimari wrote:I like the fact that you got the impression that the author really went to hike in the Olympic National Park. I love when authors really do research for their novels.

Thanks for the nice review!
Yeah, I agree. Thanks for dropping by

-- 20 Sep 2017, 02:23 --
jeminah28 wrote:I wonder also about the historical facts on this book because I love history. anyway, You have a nice review.
Thank you

-- 20 Sep 2017, 02:24 --
The Researcher wrote:I am planning to read this book. Your review helped in making up my mind. Great review.
I'm glad I helped. Hope you enjoy the book.

-- 20 Sep 2017, 02:26 --
Miriam Molina wrote:I am halfway through the book. I am a little bored, but all the good ratings (mostly 4 stars) are pushing me to go on.

Thanks, Abayomi2060, for adding to the pressure haha!
I'm OK with adding pressure, haha! Thanks for dropping by.

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Post by Lanrypat » 07 Nov 2017, 04:16

I think the review is quite thoughtful. nice work 4 out of 4

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Post by Abayomi2060 » 07 Nov 2017, 04:43

Lanrypat wrote:I think the review is quite thoughtful. nice work 4 out of 4
Thanks for your reply. Check out my other reviews and tell me what you think.

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