Saturday, June 1, 2013

Riverwalker’s Book Review - The Wayward Journey

What would you do if you found yourself a long ways from home when all hell breaks loose? In his first book,The Wayward Journey , Nathan Hale Jefferson reveals how the problem of being separated from family can have a profound effect on everyone. From the perspective of the main character, John, a number of scenarios are examined that reveal John’s determination to get back home. With limited resources and even more limited options, John battles numerous obstacles in a determined struggle to return home and be reunited with his family.

Through the characters in his book an attempt is made to offer solutions and insight into the possible problems one might face in this scenario and the efforts that may be required to persevere through these extreme circumstances in order to survive. It does make you stop and think “what if” this should happen to you.

Nathan Hale Jefferson also keeps you up-to-date on the situation at home and offers a real life view of the deteriorating conditions in John’s neighborhood. This includes the main bad guy, Garrett, who seeks to empower himself through his own devious efforts, as well as the misfortunes of others. This gives you a lot of insight into who your real friends are and who is really the enemy. He also offers insight into how things might change on a global basis if the worst should happen.

The book is a quick and easy read which will make you think about things from a different perspective. With only a couple of places where the editing could have been better, you will find this book very thought-provoking. This is a very good first effort and there is a sequel in progress (The Fires at Home) which should be just as good, if not better.

Got Wayward Journey?

Staying above the water line!


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