Hauntings: Evil Confronted is a 98,000-word spiritual thriller on two levels. On its most basic level, Hauntings is a standard ghost story that contains plenty of school conflict. Scared enough over having to enter his freshmen year in a new high school, Jake Parr has no way of knowing the frightening trials that await him in his new home. When common sense and science fail to explain the strange occurrences in the Parr's house, Jake's worst fears are realized. Good and evil spirits are battling for his family's soul. Jake's faith grows as he helps Sarah, the angel, protect his family from Earl, the evil spirit. On a higher level, the subplots lead the reader to understand the true depth behind the title's meaning: that we are all haunted, for good or ill, by the decisions we make.
Besides being a suspenseful ghost story, students will want to read Hauntings because it deals with the difficult topics of divorce, alcoholism, bullies, and suicide. Furthermore, these subplots will lend themselves to talking points with the book's secondary audience, parents.
As a middle school counselor for the past four years, and an eighth grade English teacher the 12 years prior to that, I have witnessed first hand how a lack of faith severely handicaps our youth as they face the trials and tribulations of growing up. That is why I have targeted 7th-12th graders with his book.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2006, 2006. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Appears unread. Cover is clean and in good condition. No writing or marks observed in the text. Binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 53756