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The Wall

(Quantum Leap #5)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  4 reviews
An all-new, original novel based on the smash hit TV series. Germany, 1961: The Berlin Wall is nearing completion, and Missy Robicheaux is a six-year-old military brat when Sam "leaps" into her life. Her destiny is linked to the wall's rise and fall, and it's up to Sam to break the cycle.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Berkley Books (first published January 1st 1993)
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The QL books by Ashley McConnell are all fairly good, but this one was considerably better than that. While the way it deals with child abuse is not new or unique, it feels emotionally true on multiple levels, and looks at some causes/triggers, as well as generational issues. This is what QL was at its best: small changes with great potential impact; ripples that started a process but left it to the real people to make it a reality.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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A fun little book that also had some great insights into child abuse both from the parental and child standpoint. Glad to have read it.
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Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Any fan of Quantum Leap should like this book. A dark and moving tale, taken back to the early days of the Berlin Wall, where Sam has to live out the life of a little girl suffering at the hands of an abusive parent. Chilling and thrilling, it reminded me of a favoured episode of the series in it's grim subject matter. Not much of a comedy peice if you're looking for it, but if you enjoy the more serious side of the series, I'd recommend this book.
Edward Davies
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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One of the darker Quantum Leap novels, this explores child abuse as Sam finds himself in the body of a six year old girl. A nice touch was having the reactions of the little girl as she finds herself in the body of a middle aged man!
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