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Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

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Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#1 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 25 Jul 2017, 12:13

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Finding Home" by A. K. Moss.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Finding Home by A.K. Moss is a young adult book. It is the second book in the “Unspoken” series. The title could not be more fitting, as the characters in the book are searching for that place to call home, some figuratively and others literally.

We are introduced to Abigail Sorenson, a victim of a car crash that has left her crippled and embittered over the loss of her parents. She is kicked out of her first foster home due to her anger issues and lends up being taken in by Paige Cason. Paige leads a busy life on her Oregon farm and hopes to share it, if only for a few months, with a young girl. Abigail shatters that hope, she isolates herself and leaves Paige at a loss as to what to do with her. Paige knows though that all Abby needs is a reason to live.

The messages of moving on from loss and making choices that make life worth living are reiterated throughout the book. A number of the characters face challenging, dire situations and we are taught life lessons through reading about their journeys. Family, industriousness and being close to nature are all pivotal points. I noticed that physical descriptions are kept to a bare minimum, the author focuses on the personalities of her characters. I feel this was to substantiate the main messages. Looks are not important but being worth your salt, making wise choices and choosing life are what make you attractive. This book felt like sunshine. It has a nice, relaxed pace which makes for easy reading. It’s a book you unwind to just before bedtime.

Errors were far and few between. The most common mistake was a lack of commas between clauses and phrases. The mistakes were not enough to distract me however. The introduction of supporting characters, all who had their own substories (which should be a good thing) at times distracted me from the main story because they dragged on. One of the supporting characters stories is left hanging in the air. I concluded though, that it may be developed later on in the series.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was left feeling warm and gooey inside. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to young adults who don’t mind a bit of corny romance elements. In all fairness, anyone who doesn’t mind a relaxed pace and a bit of predictability will enjoy this.

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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#2 by Julez
» 31 Jul 2017, 15:18

I love your review and I'm going to place this book among my must reads
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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#3 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 31 Jul 2017, 15:24

You have to read this book Julez, you will enjoy it! I'm glad you enjoyed my review. Thank you for commenting.
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 31 Jul 2017, 15:41

It's nice to find a book that is well written especially in the young adult genre. This one sounds so lovely and heart warming. Thanks for the review!
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Post Number:#5 by Miriam Molina
» 31 Jul 2017, 15:42

What a delightful review, Kelebogile Mbangi! This seems to be a story teeming with lessons for all ages.
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Post Number:#6 by El-kanah
» 31 Jul 2017, 15:53

Such a nice review. True, there's no place like home, but it hurts the more to be unable to call a place your home, no one to call your relative, as in the case of Abigael.
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Post Number:#7 by Naval Aulakh
» 31 Jul 2017, 23:17

The review is well written. I enjoyed reading it :)
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Post Number:#8 by The Researcher
» 31 Jul 2017, 23:41

Very nice review! It looks like a very emotional read. I think I am going to enjoy reading it too.
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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#9 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 01 Aug 2017, 00:50

Thank you all for your lovely comments. :)
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Post Number:#10 by juliusotinyo
» 01 Aug 2017, 01:07

Thanks for an insightful review.
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Post Number:#11 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 01 Aug 2017, 01:08

:) Thank you for reading and commenting Julius.
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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#12 by kislany
» 01 Aug 2017, 01:16

Well, I am not a young adult, and I admit that I love reading books targeted for them :) (I read Harry Potter at the age of 30+ for the first time!).

I enjoyed your review, I can see that you really liked reading this book. And who doesn't want a warm and gooey feeling inside? I know I do.
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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#13 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 01 Aug 2017, 01:20

Thank you Kislany. I really did enjoy it, its nice to read a book which portrays life in a positive light.
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Post Number:#14 by Kinnera
» 01 Aug 2017, 05:49

Wonderful review! I'm not a fan of corny books, but I love young adult ones. So I think I'll take a chance on this one because I definitely want to read about how the girl realises her reason to live.
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Re: Official Review: Finding Home by A. K. Moss

Post Number:#15 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 01 Aug 2017, 06:44

Thank you Kinnera, I hope you enjoy it.
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