Secret Circles (Young Repairman Jack, #2)
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Secret Circles (Young Repairman Jack #2)

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When his five-year-old neighbor goes missing, Jack can’t help feeling responsible. He should have taken Cody home when he found him riding his bicycle near the Pine Barrens. Then a lost man wanders out of the woods after being chased all night by...something.

Jack knows, better than anyone, that the Barrens are dangerous—a true wilderness filled with people, creatures, and...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tor Teen (first published February 2nd 2009)
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Highly entertaining second installment in the "young Repairman Jack" books, a prequel to the Repairman Jack/Secret History of the World/Adversary Cycle Wilson has been creating for the past thirty years or so. Again, this tale is aimed mainly at teens/pre-teens, but like the Harry Potter books it gets just a little more intense as you go along, and by the third book it's as much an adult tale. If you're reading the Repairman Jack saga, you must read the Jack books to get the full story. Excellen...more
As with any good thriller sequel, Book 2 of the Repairkid Jack trilogy ups the ante in mystery and suspense. In SECRET CIRCLES, not only do things get a whole lot darker and scarier; Jack also learns that not everyone appreciates being the beneficiary of his special brand of help.
This is the kind of book I would have flipped over in my pre-teens: a lost underground city, a secret door opened only by a pyramid-shaped key, a brain-eating monster, a secret fraternity in possession of hidden knowle...more
Peter Bonk
Better than the first novel in the trilogy as Wilson avoids the 80s references and focuses more on the story.
The second volume in the young adult series that shows the development of the adult Repairman Jack.

Fifteen year old Jack was the last one to see five year old Cody Bockman before he disappeared. Jack was his hero and he'd followed him on his bicycle, with Jack shooing him home. Now he wishes he'd followed him all the way.

The Pine Barrens, a huge tract of forest is where he'd gone missing and strange things happened in there. Jack and his friends explored there regularly and had found a big mound...more
This book is very similar in style to the first Jack book and not quite as exciting, nevertheless it's still a solidly written book and fun to read. Secret Circles starts after the events of the first book and Jack is with his pals Weezy and Eddie (although Eddie gets kinda left out in this book) getting into trouble again. This time a local boy named Cody has gone missing, who lives down the street from Jack. Jack and Weezy find a new pyramid made out of stone in the Pines that seems connected...more
Tim Healy
So, again, I'm reading these "Young Repairman Jack" books more for completion's sake than anything else. This one was better than the first one, though. I think it's somewhat less self-conscious about what it is, for one thing. It takes Jack and his friends through the rest of what was set up in the first book. The story feels more complete, now.
A lot of F Paul Wilson fans recommend reading the Secret History of the World books in chronological order, and I tried that strictly at first which meant reading the first young Repairman Jack book (Secret Histories) before reading any of the RJ series. I sensed in Secret Histories that I was missing some details that would be more obvious to someone at least passingly familiar with the adult Repairman Jack. Therefore, I read The Tomb before reading this second young Jack book, and it made much...more
Veronika Levine
IT seems lately that all the good books I read are YA and the second repairman Jack Secret Circles is just wonderful. I have to admit I am beginning to enjoy this series almost more than the adult jack books. Key word there is almost. This was a great scary kid read, I actually had to put it down right before bed time and I am dying for someone else to read it so I can discuss how cool it is! Lots of good mysteries that I'm sure will appear in the last YA book and future adult jack books. And if...more
Ralph Carlson
Great book as are all the Repairman Jack books.
Jack and Weezy find a stone pyramid shaped cage in the pine barrens that is definitely related to the pyramid stolen from them in the 1st book. Weezy is still obsessed over the stolen pyramid. A 5 year old boy who is Jack's neighbor goes missing. A monster seems to be loose near the town.

This was a good story, but it lacked the little touches that I liked in the 1st one, namely fixing his brother with the pistachios. He does do a little fixing and outs a man who is abusing his family, but it's n...more

What can I say? F. Paul Wilson is just a great storyteller and this is another example of why I like him so much. This is his 2nd young adult "Jack" book they are every bit as readable and enjoyable as the adult books. Just a great character and a very satisfying read. I can't wait for the next one!

If you have never read F. Paul Wilson, do yourself a favor and start. You won't be disappointed.

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Sara Klein
The Repairman Jack series is one of my favorite series. Now as the series is drawing to an end, F. Paul Wilson has started writing a few young adult novels based on Jack. The writing style is as good as his adult books. What I love about these books is that it gives insight to the future world of Jack in the adult books. We see how he slowly became a 'fix-it' guy and how his life has been pre-determined from the very beginning.

Dan Shea
I really enjoyed this one. It was a nice addition to the larger world of Repairman Jack. The way F. Paul Wilson writes, it isn't really a big change from the RJ series, just a cleaner version of it. No swearing and such.

Story moved at a good pace. Everything really flowed quite well. Added more depth to the entire series. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I love the adult repairman jack series, and the YA series has some real potential, but this book wasn't as good as it could have been. It never really seemed to get off the ground. I expect more from the next in the series and will be disappointed if it's not much better.
This book was soooo good. It was even better than the first book. Can't say much more without giving bits away. A must read.
Cathy Matjazic
i really enjoy this series. i haven't had a lot of time to read lately but i want to pick this up again very soon.
I can't wait for the 3rd book and I'm looking forward to being introduced to the adult Jack in The Tomb.
Ryan Burt
This book was only average. It had some possibilites but never really got off the ground.
the last half was like watching a scary that you had to look away from, but couldn`t stop reading
I agree with Veronika
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Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with t...more
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