Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Eleventh Sense by K. R. Johnson

The Eleventh Sense

  • Perfect Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Living Creativity LLC; first edition (November 2, 2009)
  • Language: English

Simon gets the shock of his life when his mother dies tragically in a hit-and-run accident, leaving behind a secret that Simon is desperate to discover. But, how can Simon decipher the mystery of the eleventh sense when the worst bully in school history pounds on him every day, his stepfather won't even look at him, and the killer is still on the loose? 

Just when Simon thinks things can't get any worse, he accidentally discovers his mother's mind-blowing secret in a way that changes his life forever. 

Will Simon succeed in his quest? He just might, with the help of the most unexpected bunch of friends anyone could ever want.

It's only been a few months since Simon's mother has died, his best friend Quinn and his little sister, Kira, keep him sane while his step-father, True, treats him like a pariah.  Simon is confused by his step-fathers actions and wishes his mother had never been killed as his life was perfect before then.

One day, school bully, Jax, is picking on Simon when a bee talks to him.  Not knowing what to do, he orders the bee to sting Jax, leaving Jax crying and whimpering from the attack.  Simon is bewildered and soon comes to realize that he has the ability to talk to insects.  

This is a book of coming to know oneself and how everything is connected.  The reader is drawn into Simon's world; where wondrous things unfold, as well as, mysteries solved.  You share with Simon his struggles to utilize his powers of persuasion, his heartache over his relationship with his step-father and his love for his little sister.

The twists and turns through-out the pages are more than enough to keep any young reader interested in learning the final outcome of Simon, the mystery surrounding his mother's death and how with enough courage, we can overcome anything.

I would give The Eleventh Sense a five out of five stars.  As a young reader, you will find many things to keep your interest and fall in love with Simon and his world.  I mean, talking to insects would be a really groovy ability, wouldn't it~??!!

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