Recent Reviews for Elizebeth Camali
Trash (Book) - 5/28/2012 12:52:37 PM|
This up-and-coming young author kindly shared her debut novel with me. I devoured it and found myself wanting to read more about this tough teen, Alem.
A hot-tempered young man with no patience for bullies, Alem's just been kicked out of his fifth high school for fighting -- and he wasn't even at school at the time! Nobdy wants him at their schools, public or private. To continue: "...he is invited to attend a secretive but exclusive new school - The Institution of Harmony. However, when it's a school that is filled with nightmarish fantasy creatures found in every ancient myth (who also view humans as delicious snacks or to-be-destroyed insects), Alem is going to need every fight skill, dirty trick, and fast-talking skill he's got if he is going to survive his senior year of high school."
Trash is a well-written and interesting story. Written from Alem's point of view, he's smart, tough, a bit brash with a lot of bravado. Camali has completely captured the character of an intelligent young man who's been in survival mode for a long time, fighting his way through a poverty-stricken and difficult life with his hard-working, widower father. Little by little, as the story unfolds, it reveals that under his tough exterior Alem truly has a heart of gold. Thrust into a new and dangerous world of mythological creatures, he's more than the token human at the Institution of Harmony, he has to learn how to become a hero.
I'm really looking forward to the next episode in Alem's journey. I highly recommend this book, especially for the struggling teenage boy who hates to read. Contains fighting, underage cigarette smoking and some strong language, but nothing a teenage boy hasn't heard already.
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Trash (Book) - 4/22/2012 4:56:52 PM
This is a great book. It was just unpredictable in a very intresting way.I am a person who doesn't read anything but text messages lol but
This book got me hooked I even let some of my friends who are just like me read da book and they love it also..for a first time writer this is pertty good work.Elizabeth I hope to see the other series and hope its just da same..Keep up da good work!!!
Trash - Chapter Two Preview (Short Story) - 4/11/2012 8:46:08 AM
An intriguing preview. I was held with each word.
The King's Dog (Short Story) - 6/10/2011 11:33:06 AM
very captivating story. i must wonder about the cool summers and warm winters and now...will probably dream of them. thank you for this intriguing prose.