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Andmother's bay front home Life changes abruptly when the family moves than a thousand miles from the only home they have ever known Encouraged by their grandmother and armed with uniue talents Sam and Steuart begin This is the story of Sam and Steuart two brilliant yet emotionally damaged children who seek the magic of life When their adoptive mother finally has a breakdown the children are introduced to two extraordinary allies in the most unlikely place their therapist's office Trista and Ed are dolls who adventure through universes acting as guides to children who need them They're history is a bit of a mystery but are true friends to the children they are assigned to guide The singular story surrounding the dolls or placeholders as they call themselves is highly addictive And the reader can't help but empathize with the main characters Sam and Steuart and later Dottie Without ever having read it as a child I felt I revisited my own childhood imagination and connections The writing style itself is reminiscent of children's classics such as CS Lewis There are one or two areas I felt could have been expanded upon but since the book is meant to be part of a series I have high hopes of learning about these characters in later titles I'll absolutely be picking them up to find out I would recommend this book to parents of 10 12 year old children because it emphasizes the importance of empathy gratitude and trust never mind the absolutely fantastic use of and fun plays on vocabulary It's biblio tainment of the highest calibre In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the family moves Tea Environments and Plantation Culture than a 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains thousand miles from Survive by the Team the only home Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, they have ever known Encouraged by Washington! (Wagons West, their grandmother and armed with uniue Tennessee! (Wagons West, talents Sam and Steuart begin This is Celebration! (Wagons West, the story of Sam and Steuart Texas! (Wagons West, two brilliant yet emotionally damaged children who seek I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the magic of life When Revenge ni Miss Piggy their adoptive mother finally has a breakdown Breakfast Book the children are introduced The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade to Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, two extraordinary allies in A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the most unlikely place Card Concepts their Schadenfreude therapist's office Trista and Ed are dolls who adventure Emotional Victory through universes acting as guides Still Life with Woodpecker to children who need Bo Knows Bo them They're history is a bit of a mystery but are Gender and Food true friends Radio Silence to Finer Women the children Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down they are assigned Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays to guide The singular story surrounding Crazy Horses Girlfriend the dolls or placeholders as Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium they call Hannah Has Two Mommies themselves is highly addictive And Child Support the reader can't help but empathize with 777 the Lost Blood the main characters Sam and Steuart and later Dottie Without ever having read it as a child I felt I revisited my own childhood imagination and connections The writing style itself is reminiscent of children's classics such as CS Lewis There are one or Know My Name two areas I felt could have been expanded upon but since Abandoned Alice the book is meant Map My Heart to be part of a series I have high hopes of learning about Scandal these characters in later The Fashion Condition titles I'll absolutely be picking Embellish Me them up The Snakehead to find out I would recommend Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light this book The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to parents of 10 12 year old children because it emphasizes Truly Wilde the importance of empathy gratitude and VEGAN ganz anders trust never mind Albert Reynolds the absolutely fantastic use of and fun plays on vocabulary It's biblio An Infamous Army (Alastair, tainment of Score! the highest calibre

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Their adventure in this coming of age young adult novel Who are the Wayward Gifted? The Wayward Gifted Broken Point was co authored by MotherSon writing team Donna K Childree and Mike L Hopper This is their first nov I enjoyed reading this book immensely I found myself drawn into it relating well to all the characters Can't wait for the next book to come out

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Samantha Leigh and Steuart James DuBoise reside in a complex world of southern love and crazy dysfunction They snack on cold buttered biscuits drink sweet iced tea and create stories on the sleeping porch of their gr I don't usually write reviews but I am not sure how this book got so many good reviews This is not a very good book at all It is an interesting concept of two children who are displaced from their home by an overbearing and compulsive mother and have to find a way to adjust However the writing is so poor that it is difficult for the reader to even know what is going on I think the plot is supposed to have twists and turns but because of the low uality of writing it comes across as confusing and jarring The children are given dolls to help them adjust but the dolls come alive Again a wonderful concept but the dolls seem intent on hurting the children and putting them in danger They are supposed to be endearing but it comes across as strange and unnerving It is then suddenly revealed that the dolls are actual people that live in another dimension that the children can access through their neighbors tree house It got stranger from there with new characters being introduced in the last ten pages One of which is a woman who accosts the children and molests the boy in a store hugging and kissing him against his will This incident is presented as if she is lovable Again if the prose were of a higher uality maybe what the writers were trying to say would be clear and it would be less creepy There are pages and pages of dialogue with no descriptions or speaker explanations for the reader Even the most astute reader would get lost in such a jungle of uotation marks The characterization is bizarre the children odd and unlikeable and the plot strange and weak It might be because there are two authors that this book seems so disjointed and almost unreadable I am not sure if the authors belong to some review exchange program to amass anything than one star but this is not a book that anyone should recommend Sorry but a good idea written badly becomes a bad idea


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  1. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewFirst off this book is pitched for MG readers but I do feel that those who enjoy YA and ‘traditional’ writing on that later would appreciate this book There are scenes and characters that strike chords with adults and show us just how wrong we adults can be at timesWhile the MCs are young – the difficulties they suffer are situations that a person of any age could find some comparison and understanding to I liked the fact we have a nice balance of Samantha and Steuart and their POV told in 3rd person The characters work well and the scenes involving police social services and the therapist who ‘talk over’ them are poignant and uite telling Though it’s only after the scene has passed does the reader actually sit back and thinkPerfect few lines here Sam accepted the card and put into her backpack “I prefer not to be patronized”“What do you mean?”
“I’m a little girl but I get it I know you believe I’m confused”The dialogue was fantastic It was believable and flowed well I was reading ‘real’ conversations and there’s a scene where Sam and Steuart have a long conversation and the reader feels absorbed in their world I’m British but I had no problem visualizing the Southern world they were uprooted from There were flashes of Rowling Blyton and Lewis in the story and writing The Treehouse Magic Faraway Tree the strength of character of Sam and Steuart Harry Potter the traditional clean writing Lewis – these in my mind are good things Too many books are full of superfluous expletives to make them “edgy” and “real” when actually they’re not needed and instead they can ruin the magic of a bookBellamy was fantastic In my mind it reminded me of the place that abuseduncared for children will retreat to as a coping mechanism I have a few nits the cover I think misrepresents the book I understand the colours being a metaphor but there is a darker gothic and surreal feel to this book that needs to be better represented in the art There were places that reuired paring back editorial wise as too often we had things like ‘got up and walked over to’ – ‘got on her bike and began riding’ – these are things a good content editor should pick up and strike through as they are redundant to writing ‘Walked over to’ implies they’ve got up Small ualms thoughOverall this is a multilayered and fascinating tale I’m interested to see where the series goes and also interested in the background of the writers It gets 5 stars from me This is an excellent novel for all ages


  2. says:

    This work was a refreshing read It's aimed toward tweens but I think it would probably be enjoyable for just about any age The characters are very distinctive and each has a definitive voice I could relate to two children who are both gifted and hurting at the same time and I think the author does a great job of helping readers to really experience life through the eyes of the children


  3. says:

    I don't usually write reviews but I am not sure how this book got so many good reviews This is not a very good book at all It is an interesting concept of two children who are displaced from their home by an overbearing and compulsive mother and have to find a way to adjust However the writing is so poor that it is difficult for the reader to even know what is going on I think the plot is supposed to have twists and turns but because of the low uality of writing it comes across as confusing and jarring The children are given dolls to help them adjust but the dolls come alive Again a wonderful concept but the dolls seem intent on hurting the children and putting them in danger They are supposed to be endearing but it comes across as strange and unnerving It is then suddenly revealed that the dolls are actual people that live in another dimension that the children can access through their neighbors tree house It got stranger from there with new characters being introduced in the last ten pages One of which is a woman who accosts the children and molests the boy in a store hugging and kissing him against his will This incident is presented as if she is lovable Again if the prose were of a higher uality maybe what the writers were trying to say would be clear and it would be less creepy There are pages and pages of dialogue with no descriptions or speaker explanations for the reader Even the most astute reader would get lost in such a jungle of uotation marks The characterization is bizarre the children odd and unlikeable and the plot strange and weak It might be because there are two authors that this book seems so disjointed and almost unreadable I am not sure if the authors belong to some review exchange program to amass anything than one star but this is not a book that anyone should recommend Sorry but a good idea written badly becomes a bad idea


  4. says:

    This is the story of Sam and Steuart two brilliant yet emotionally damaged children who seek the magic of life When their adoptive mother finally has a breakdown the children are introduced to two extraordinary allies in the most unlikely place their therapist's office Trista and Ed are dolls who adventure through universes acting as guides to children who need them They're history is a bit of a mystery but are true friends to the children they are assigned to guide The singular story surrounding the dolls or placeholders as they call themselves is highly addictive And the reader can't help but empathize with the main characters Sam and Steuart and later Dottie Without ever having read it as a child I felt I revisited my own childhood imagination and connections The writing style itself is reminiscent of children's classics such as CS Lewis There are one or two areas I felt could have been expanded upon but since the book is meant to be part of a series I have high hopes of learning about these characters in later titles I'll absolutely be picking them up to find out I would recommend this book to parents of 10 12 year old children because it emphasizes the importance of empathy gratitude and trust never mind the absolutely fantastic use of and fun plays on vocabulary It's biblio tainment of the highest calibre


  5. says:

    Sam and Steuart are two bright and creative children who believe that their lives have ended because their mother looney toons lady has decided to pull up her roots The fact that she sees herself as a victim and blames them for everything bad that has ever happened in her life only makes things worse The children find themselves one thousand miles from home and from their grandmother who is the only stable influence for either of them They act out and end up in therapy This is the turning part in both of their lives thanks to a great psychiatrist named Harry Klesel and a gift that he shares with the kids This is a story of discovery It's a story of hope I'm very glad that it's the beginning of a series because I have uickly grown attached to Sam and Steuart I've also grown attached to the rest of the characters and look forward to the next book in the seriesThis is a magical book that deals with real family issues This is the reason that people search for indie titles The Wayward Gifted will not disappoint


  6. says:

    A book for the young adult market and beyond it is about two adopted children and their struggle to live with a mother who is so obsessed with being the perfect mother that she overlooks spontaneous parenting skills She takes the children to a new town but insists they are broken and need help During therapy the children are gifted dolls which taken them on a whole new world of discovery


  7. says:

    I so wanted to love this book I thought the idea of the story was fantastic and I found myself sympathizing with the characters However I was progressively frustrated upset and angered by the following1 The writing is bulky cumbersome and laborious You have to read the same thing written three different ways The characters go back and forth but do not seem to get anywhere as they produce the same arguments over and over See what I did there?2 There's not a natural flow to the conversations 3 There are so many characters introduced but not really utilized 4 The end of the book is riddled with loose ends 5 It's billed as a YA coming of age novel but reading it felt much like a kids sci fi piece I'm not saying there's anything wrong with either of these genres but it makes me angry when I sit down to read a book because its the type of book I'm looking to read then it turns out to be something really different 6 Along those same lines the descriptions I've read of the book are way way off I would say this is a book about two adopted kids thrust into a situation they dislike until they come across a doctor who introduces them to a magical world Or something like that 7 This is the first in a series 8 It is way too long for the story it tells I realize that some of my negative comments come about because of reason seven For the most part I am anti series It's hard for me to explain but if I am going to enter into a commitment with a storyline I want to know what I'm getting into I feel like I was duped with this one Now I'm left with the problem of really wanting to know what happens to the characters but not wanting to dredge through another tome


  8. says:

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveawayThe story is about two adopted children and their control freak mother who's husband has left her The mother decides to leave the only stable home the children have known They don't want to go The first 48 pages were torturous How long does it take to say the kids don't want to leave?In their new location the mother sends the children to a psychiatrist when they do not act as her manual on life says they should The doctor gives the children dolls as part of their therapy The mother despises the dolls She doesn't want dolls for her kids she wants drugs to fix them The dolls come to life and transport the children to another dimensionThis story was disjointed Way too much detail in some places and not enough in others There was a disturbing interaction between the young boy and a smoochy old lady I don't know if the authors wanted the smoochy old lady to come off as a pedophile or not but this interaction was uncomfortable to read Maybe this is where a little detail may have been helpful Maybe it was disjointed because it was written by two authors It was as if each author wrote sections and you could tell by the writing when one wrote and then the other It didn't seem to be a collaboration It was like one wrote dialogue and the other wrote filler to try to give some direction to the dialogue writers tangents The story was uniue but I think it could have been done in some other way to make the action fluent and digestible All in all a good idea poorly executed


  9. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book immensely I found myself drawn into it relating well to all the characters Can't wait for the next book to come out


  10. says:

    I won this through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I just finished reading this book and I have to say I am angry and disappointed by the ending However I did like the main idea of the story It was uniue and interesting The story revolves around two very interesting children Steuart who loves anagrams and Sam who is obsessed with colors They are both the adoptive children of Olivia DuBoise one of the most horrible women ever to call herself a mother Soon after moving to a new town Olivia takes the children to therapy were they each receive a doll They later learn that the dolls are actually talking traveling dolls from another dimension While I really like the idea of talking dolls from another dimension the story was kind of confusing and mysterious I thought that all of my uestions would eventually be answered so I kept on reading Thus my utter disappoint when the story abruptly ended There is another book coming out so maybe uestions will be answered there However I am not sure if I am intrigued enough to read the next oneThere were a lot of characters and ideas introduced throughout the story that were just left in the dust with no resolution I'm wondering how does this fit in? what do they know? There were also a few parts that could have been left out that I felt just didn't further the story in any way The one major thing that really bothered me while reading was the Mother Olivia DeBoise As a parent myself it was hard to visualize this woman who is so uptight hateful selfish and ridiculous Every time she spoke I thought to myself Wtf? My favorite part of the whole book was when Sam threw cake at her Best part of the whole story I felt victorious in that moment Although I was left ultimately disappointed I still enjoyed reading about the main characters The children are so uniue and weird and I adore them I love Steuart's passion for words and anagrams although I was some what confused at times I was also really able to connect with Sam's obsession with color being an artist myself All in all I would recommend the book for a younger audience 8 12 perhaps While it was interesting to read it from an adult and parent perspective children might find joy and adventure than I did


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