Book Review: The Boy Who Walked Away

The Boy Who Walked Away is a literary fantasy novel for young adults.  It tells the story of Jal, young boy who lives in the 22nd century.  His life takes a drastic turn during a time of war.  Because of this, Jal is left alone as his parents and uncle have been called to serve their country.

Jal meets Bea and Sammie.  The two teenagers walk with and mentor Jal as he maneuvers his new life and the important lessons regarding accepting change.  During their journey, Jal goes to interesting places, meets interesting people and learns the back-story of each of them.

The Boy Who Walked Away is a metaphorical fantasy.  It is easy to see the Christian roots in the story.  The main character in the book learns about faith, hope, trust and love.  It also tells how we need others to walk with us during hard times, and how to be resilient during unexpected change.  If you have a young fantasy lover in your home, they will enjoy this book.

 

About Nancy Janes:
Nancy Janes lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her husband Richard.  She has three sons and three grandchildren who keep her grounded when fantasy character run amok in her imagination.  She writes short stories in the Americana vein and when the muse is present, she scribbles poetry.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

 

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