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Pollen and the Ring of Harmony

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Pollen, a visitor from space, is on a mission to save Earth with the power of his mysterious living ring. He journeys across the United States with a group of new friends to deliver a message: Unless humans learn to live in harmony with nature, the Earth will be destroyed. But as stories of the ring's amazing abilities spread, the ambitious vice president decides the ring ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Emerald Book Co (first published April 2008)
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Cassy
#3 REVIEW (February 8th, 2014)

The experiment has ended. I finally won another giveaway. The curse of my honesty has lifted, and this rating reverts to one star.

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#2 REVIEW (May 1, 2012)

This is an experiment. My feelings toward this book have not changed.

This is the first giveaway book I ever won, and it earned one lonely star. Since then I have entered over 200 giveaways and lost each and every one. I understand that, statistica
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Angela
Nov 03, 2009 Angela rated it liked it
I feel terrible. I keep trying, but I can't seem to get through it. It was a free book and I really wanted to like it a lot and support its author, who so generously sent it to me, but I only like it a little. It's not bad--it's just not my kind of book. I thought it might be, because it's sort of an adventure/road trip/the-end-of-the-world-is-nigh if-you-don't-change-your-ways book, but alas, there were too many things about it that left me thinking "who acts like this?" "who talks like this?"
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DavidO
Oct 15, 2009 DavidO rated it liked it
This book (or the eco-superhero in it) takes a very strong stance about environmentalism. The character/book gives everyone a hard time for any kind of killing, including cutting down trees to build a house. He gives people a hard time for eating things that once lived since they could just get their energy from the universe.

The bad guys, which defines a super hero book/comic book far better than the super hero, are evil loggers who kill for fun, an evil vice president who just wants to rule, an
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Jacqueline Burns-Walters
Oct 02, 2009 Jacqueline Burns-Walters rated it did not like it
Good concept, but poorly executed.
Tammy
May 01, 2010 Tammy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tammy by: GoodReads Giveaways
I won a signed copy of this book through first-reads. :)

The book was a easy, quick, feel-good read, and the story has a good message-- be respectful toward all living things or be doomed. The writing seemed targeted to a younger (young adult?) audience.

Some key flaws kept me from truly enjoying the book. The narrative was preachy at times, and the characters were one dimensional and ultimately distracting. The evil ones were irrationally evil, and a few instantly repented their ways after a shor
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Dialma
I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway!

This book was an interesting read. The writing style is not one I usually go for, but I did enjoy the read, after I got into it. I found the first chapters slow and full of stuff I didn't care for. But halfway through the book, I found myself wanting to know how the story would end... It remind me of books my dad loved, I think he would have really enjoy this one. Pollen was a hero that sometimes got on my nerves, but a hero non the less. The other charact
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Michael
Oct 20, 2009 Michael rated it liked it
Interesting and original story, and pretty well written. However, be warned that the story is very politically slanted, so you can end up being either offended or empowered, depending upon your viewpoint. Personally, I'm a conservative, so many of the political views that are woven into the story don't jive with me, but as I have an open mind, this didn't really affect my enjoyment of the story. No matter what your political views are, however, one of the main themes of the story is caring for ...more
Tami
Aug 20, 2009 Tami rated it it was amazing
Pollen has come to this planet for two reasons. Within a few days, the earth will be hit by an asteroid. The result will be complete devastation. Pollen really is our only hope.

Beyond this cosmic good deed, Pollen wishes to plant a seed of hope. Humanity’s greatest enemy is itself. We’ve forgotten about caring for each other and we’ve ignored our responsibility to the earth. Although extremely long lived, Pollen won’t always be here to save us from ourselves. Therefore, Pollen’s most difficult
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Donna Zakem
Sep 28, 2009 Donna Zakem rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: firstreads
This bok was given to me from Goodreads as a "First Read" I read it rather quickly, and there is a great plot and characters. Some of the take-offs of other characters, such as "Saul Runyan" who was wearing a "blue ox sweater" were kind of corny. I will say that this book was ok, but not something that I would choose for myself to read over and over. I would definately recommend it to the junior high and high school boy crowd. Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to be one of the first people ...more
Angie
Oct 03, 2009 Angie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I am so pleased to have read a non-textbook with this message! Pollen and the Ring of Harmony is not your typical environmentalist tale. Instead Pollen and his friend, Reb, lead you on an ethical, yet visionary path while attempting to save the world. As we travel with Pollen across the U.S., we are taught that we always have a choice and that making the correct choice can define your life. Groundbreaking and thoroughly enjoyable, Pollen and the Ring of Harmony should be required reading for ...more
Zephyre
Oct 12, 2009 Zephyre rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Another Goodreads giveaway. This one looked very interesting but I had a difficult time reading it. While it started out fairly well, I found myself skipping entire chapters as it just didn't hold my interest.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy, I'm sorry I couldn't give it a better review.
Jessica
Oct 09, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone wit an interest in saving the world.
Recommended to Jessica by: Goodreads
This book delved into the consequences we humans are having on the Earth, It also shows how other "beings" may feel about the Earth and how its inhabitants treat the planet and its natural resources. It makes you stop and think about some ways that you can change your behavior to prolong the healthiness of the planet.
Michelle
Nov 11, 2009 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
Wasn't too thrilled with the storyline and the action scenes were hard to visualize. I'm guessing that reaching "Harmony" was basically being will to self-sacrifice for others? When I finished the book, I felt like I missed something, needed more depth to the story and charaters.
Cathy Minardi
Aug 05, 2009 Cathy Minardi rated it it was amazing
WOW! This is a terrific book. I loved the characters and the story. Read the whole thing in 2 days...couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I could see the story becoming a tv programs or something. Pollen was so caring...He was definitely my hero. Read this book. Much to ponder.
Cathy Minardi
Aug 05, 2009 Cathy Minardi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is a terrific book. I loved Pollen..I loved the characters. The book is written so well I could imagine it as a weekly TV show or movie. I hope the author has sequels planned. Kids and adults both will identify with the message here.
Beth
Oct 31, 2009 Beth rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Beth by: unsolicited
This didactic book about saving the planet introduces a superhero sent to save the Earth from deforestation. The stereotypical and one-dimensional characters, straightforward prose and heavy handed message about ecology made the first 50 pages a chore to get through, and I am setting it aside.
Gina
Sep 15, 2009 Gina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through first reads, and am really excited to read it! I love this genre, and it is always fun to try a new author in a favorite style!
Alicia
Nov 09, 2009 Alicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I loved the character of Pollen and how he took on the job of saving the planet. I enjoyed this book.
Ally
Ally rated it did not like it
Mar 14, 2014
Francis Williams
Francis Williams rated it it was amazing
Aug 04, 2009
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Jasmine rated it really liked it
Sep 04, 2014
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Ploythailandbangkok rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2009
Pamela Davis
Aug 05, 2009 Pamela Davis rated it it was amazing
A FANTASTIC JOURNEY AND AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US...POLLEN AND MR. WILLIAMS ROCK!!
Cleber
Cleber rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2009
John  Ervin
John Ervin rated it it was amazing
Oct 16, 2009
Cody
Sep 30, 2009 Cody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This was a good book, I really got into it
Gmr
Gmr rated it liked it
Sep 17, 2009
Wadtaweela
Wadtaweela rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2009
Francis Williams
Francis Williams rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2009
Faramarz
Faramarz rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2009
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