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The Fifth Specter (Parker Chance #1)

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Thirteen-year-old Parker Chance has suffered from hallucinations for most of his life. He has been ridiculed and expelled from public school on account of these hallucinations. When his adoptive father destroys a picture of his birth mother, Parker decides to run away from home. He soon finds himself whisked away to a village of superhumans where he discovers he is one of ...more
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Published June 26th 2011 by T.S. Welti
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Welti has created a great action packed novel for kids, and adults, of all ages. It’s a very well written story that captivated me through the interesting events and real life dialogue, gluing me to the pages as events unfolded. I especially enjoyed the characters of Parker, Lucas, and Nora as they embark on a perilous journey to find the truth behind the disappearance of their parents so many years ago. Parker, of course, is my favorite. He is a great main character in that he is kind, caring, ...more
Kira
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parker Chance is a 13-year-old about to leave his oppressive past behind and start an adventure to a new life. Parker enters Stonyford Hollow for the first time so does the reader. Parker with his new friends, Norah and Lucas embark on a dangerous mystery concerning the disappearances of Parker and Norah’s moms. Something dark is going on in Stonyford Hollow and it’s up to the trio to find out. Can the three find the missing moms and solve their dark mystery?

The description in this book are amaz
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Sonia
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Fifth Specter is a nice and bizarre young adult book. As some readers already noticed, there are similarities to the Harry Potter series but I also found new interesting elements and the story follows its own pattern with different twists and turns. The characters are well developed and the writing style never tires which is very important to reach the end of a story. I am curious to know about the next instalments since this is the first book of Parker Chance Series and I am looking forward ...more
Jacquelyn Smith
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
It’s easy to get immersed in the world of Stonyford Hollow, with its own unique history, plants and creatures. I really enjoyed learning about each super power as it was revealed, and the characters were very likeable (especially Parker, Lucas and Norah). When I got to the end, I wanted to find out what happens next! Overall, this was a fun read.
Carissa
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, in many ways, reminded me of a sci-fi version of Harry Potter. Kids in T.S. Welti's age bracket will adore this book. A fun read within a great new world.
Dawn Vanniman
Jul 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to receive this book from the author for review. It sounded great and was compared to Harry Potter in the only review I could find. Being a big fan of the Potter series, I was understandably excited. It IS similar to HP (Harry Potter) - in fact, to me, it seemed to be HP rewritten. I found so many major similarities that I actually stopped reading and just skimmed for the ones that jumped out at me.

The only other review I found was done by a friend of the author. I would love to re
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Cheryl
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(Cue mixed music) Adventure time! Go call your friends! We're off to very distant la- *wikiwiki* *boomboom* You're Harry freaking Potter! You don't understand, you're a legend, man. To us all! (End music)

My brother and I ended up making this book our bedtime story, reading it aloud every night for several hours. We found ourselves changing "Parker" to "Harry" and the "Rooney's" to the "Dursley's" just for laughs after a couple chapters. Little did we know, we would end up having a Golden Trio, a
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Alyssa
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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*I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Overall, the story was interesting and the ideas were great. There are many similarities to Harry Potter, especially in the beginning of the book. It was really hard to not picture Hogwarts and Harry at first, but as time went by it became more unique.

The end of the novel was where most of the excitement took place, and in future books of the series I think it might pick up more. The character development was lacking - I found it real
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Matt
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's easy to get immersed in the world of Stonyford Hollow, with its own unique history, plants and creatures. I really enjoyed learning about each super power as it was revealed, and the characters were very likeable (especially Parker, Lucas and Norah). When I got to the end, I wanted to find out what happens next! Overall, this was a fun read.
Andrea
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It seemed a little slow at first but quickly picked up and I got sucked into it after the first few chapters. It does seem a little Harry Potterish (in a good way) and I think Harry Potter fans would enjoy this book as well.
Angie Hardy
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book. I think it a book that is good for people of all ages. Like many others I did see a similarity between this book and Harry Potter.

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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