Waiting for Sarah
Review By: Megara M.
On: April 26th, 2006
This book was so hauntingly beautiful and at the same time so terrifically sad. I thought, that of all the books, it was the only one that really mentioned anything about Canada. The story was really very very good. It's the kind of book you want to read over and over again, one of the ones that makes your eyes tear up when you read the last bittersweet page. I almost cried reading it, it was so tragic and so sweet. I loved it, it was wonderful!
Review By: Tori M.
On: April 20th, 2006
This was a great book about a boy named Mike. He seems like that kind of guy that you want to try and stay away from at school like the kind that if your locker is next to you wait untill he is done. But as you get to know him more throughout the book you get to thinking that if everyone was given a secound chance by someone like Sarah then think about how nice the world would be. This is a great book that will always, always make you want to keep reading it tell it is done. There is only on thing that i would change. Or meaby that i would want Mike to change. Is that are you going to keep waiting for Sarah or get on with life but alway know that she is there in your heart wating for you as you are waiting for her. This was a good book that was very hard to put down. Great Writing!! :)
Review By: heather t.
On: April 6th, 2006
This book was touching and tender. I found that the twist was original and added new depth and rich layers to the already amazing story. You feel wrapped in hope and comfort for Scott's future and at peace about Sarah's past. Not a huge love story person myself, so I like the fact that it didnt dwell on that aspect too much.
Review By: Katrina F.
On: March 31st, 2006
It's funny... I have read books by these authors before, and really enjoyed them, but this one just didn't seem up to par.
It's all right, but it could have gone a lot deeper into either of the themes of loss or supernatural happenings. I finished the book feeling very dissatisfied, as though I had missed most of the book somewhere. Sarah is never really explained, and I really like closure.
Oh, well, I thought it was all right, but not stellar.
Review By: Nicole R.
On: March 8th, 2006
This book was magnificent! I knew what the twist was early in the book and I found it somewhat predictable but once it finally happened I was still wowed even though I figured it would happen. Don't underestimate this book; it was written really well and I recommend it to everyone! This book is sad but brings joy (to me) in the end. Well done, most definitely stellar worthy!
Review By: Tori W.
On: March 7th, 2006
Waiting for Sarah was one of the first slightly creepier books that I've read; the first time you read it, you whip through the chapters and stay up far past your bedtime simply because you have to find out what happened to Mike, how he's going to deal with this newest problem, etc. Every time thereafter, you find yourself noticing tiny little clues that you didn't notice the first time. Mike's struggle to fight against the odds is one which many of us have, or will one day, encounter at least once. James Heneghan manages to complete a remarkable feat with his protagonist, Mike; were you to meet him in real life, he would seem callous and cruel, and you would do your best to get away from him as soon as possible. But somehow, the way his life unfolds within the pages of this book make you feel for him. We all sometimes need a push in the right direction in order to accomplish something, big or small, and Sarah, a young girl who becomes a young woman as the story goes on, is the one to give Mike that push.
Though I think that the pacing could have been improved -- there was no place to take a breath -- the one other problem I had was at the end, when Sarah says that she will wait for him. I have no problem with romance, I found their relationship to be one of understanding and compassion, and I also enjoy the idea of eternal love and 'waiting for someone'. However, I wish that Sarah, or Mike, had mentioned something about living in the meantime. If he spends his entire life thinking, she's waiting for me, then will that spur him to live his life to the fullest or shy away from another relationship?
I think that he is strong enough that he will live a full life; however, I still think that this could have been addressed. All in all, a wonderful, haunting read which keeps pulling me to it, time after time.
Review By: Jackie T.
On: February 6th, 2006
I'm not sure that the author was aware of this, but the imaginary friend surprise has been used so many times in books and movies that it, at least for me, fails to shock. This is a well written book, no doubt about that, and it was very sad, but for some reason I was unable to relate, or even like the main character, Michael. I did, however, enjoy the character of Sarah, and the relationship between her and Michael was well developed. All in all, it is a good book, but its' slow pace, mundane writing techniques and overused cliches bored me out of my mind.
Review By: Chantale P.
On: February 3rd, 2006
I abosolutely loved this book! It was AWESOME! The fact that Sarah had been dead for 17 years was totally out of the blue and I love books like that. This book is so moving and motivational. It teaches you that no one is invincible. The fact that his mother, father and kid sister were all killed in one fell swoop was completly heart-renching. I mean imagine having to live knowing that your whole family died and you survived. Not all people can do that. Now, what are you doing sitting and reading this review? Go out and read this book!
Review By: James M.
On: January 30th, 2006
This book is about a boy named Mike who lost his legs in a car crash. He is very surly and he doesn't act friendly towards anyone, even his best friends. But then a girl named Sarah starts coming to help him while he does a history project for the school yearbook. Slowly over time he starts to care for other people. One day Sarah goes missing and he starts on mini quest to look for her. This book is an excellent story. It tells of a boy who needs help to turn his life around. Go and read this powerful book!!!
Review By: Lianna T.
On: January 29th, 2006
I found this book moving and entertaining in a sad/tragic sort of way. It has an unusual plot about a crippled boy who loses his entire family in a car accident. He finds comfort in a young girl named Sarah, who with her upbeat lively personality manages to bring some light into his tragedy-torn life. The plot takes an interesting twist when you find that he is the only one that can see Sarah!! She was murdered years before.
"Waiting For Sarah" is very emotional and really gets your eyes watering. If you are looking for a tear jerker, then this book should be on the top of your list.
Review By: Elizabeth B.
On: January 10th, 2006
This book was amazing. I definitely recommend this. It shows the relationship between two great friends. Mike insists that Sarah is real. No one believes him, even his aunt starts to think that Mike is going crazy. After finding more out about Sarah he goes into his own investigation as of how she died. More then 10 years later Mike solves the mystery and gets the murderer behind bars. Setting Sarah free from her torment. The relationship that grows between Mike and Sarah is wonderful. It is so sweet how she ends up waiting for him.
Review By: Melissa M.
On: December 22nd, 2005
This book was truly stellar, a real master piece. Bruce BcBay has captured true pain, and the journey that one has to take to overcome it. He has created some truly beautiful characters, that touch the deepest part of the soul. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good book because this one most definitely achieves that title. It is a very good book!!!!
Review By: Tom J.
On: December 1st, 2005
I loved this book. It is a emotionally moving and truely fantastic read. (bad grammer :P) I would recommend it to people who likes reading tragidy, mild romance, etc. Personally I prefer perfect and happy endings, but this one is just as good. Eventhough it's just a story but I sincerely wish they will meet again someday.
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