by Andrew Smith
Published by: Feiwel and Friends
Released On: September 2nd 2008
At the very beginning stages of Ghost Medicine I could tell that Andrew Smith had different intentions than many other authors out there. Andrew has a very interesting and unique style that captures this story so beautifully, yet at the same time towards the end, he had me so furious that I was ready to throw this very same book at him. He has an ability to hold his readers captive quite well and I applaud him greatly for that.
Troy Stotts is indeed a great character. His mother passed away from cancer, his brother died a tragic death. It is now only him and his father. They make a great team, just a bit lonely with the others gone. Troy has a huge heart for horses. A country kid at heart, tried and true. I loved the idea of this. And with his best friends by his side, Troy, Tom, and Gabe set out for an unforgettable journey they never intended to take. We get to see the soft side of Troy and his feelings for Luz, and how two boys make all the difference to and old woman. One person can make such a huge impact on so many different things. In Ghost Medicine, we see this in so many ways. My heart wrapped around so many lovely characters, only to be broken by the sad and most memorable storyline. I found characters I couldn't tolerate well, only to see myself flipping and seeing a new side, only to fall in love yet again with another hero. And although there is a hero lying inside of Ghost Medicine, there is far more damage done. Damage I never expected.
Received from Lady Reader's Bookstuff