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The Stream: Discovery (The Stream #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Charlie Patterson is an exceptionally bright, twelve-year-old boy, with no close friends. He spends most weekends in the company of his great-grandfather, G'pa Joe, and most weekdays trying his best to be invisible. This year, however, promises to be different. This year, all of Charlie's dreams will begin to come true - in more ways than he had hoped.

Charlie's entire summ
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Published September 19th 2011 (first published September 16th 2011)
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Jason Beineke
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things start off for young Charlie as a typically strange dream about school. First there’s the school bus and it is filled with its own weirdness and flying toenails (ick). Then there’s the pretty girl whose face he can’t quite see. More strange dreams happen and hefinally gets to meet the pretty girl…in real life.

Her name is Robin and she has been sharing Charlie’s dreams, has been from the opposite side of the country, even before she moved to Charlie’s town. Now they are in the same school
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Benjamin Jones
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time for another book review and, like most that I have reviewed, this one is quite wonderful.

The Stream: Discovery, the first in a trilogy by Bill Jones, Jr., is the story about a 12 year old boy named Charlie who, in a nutshell, starts having these dreams which eventually start coming true. In these dreams he's drawn to a young girl named Robin who he has never met before who merely watches him in the dreams, never saying anything.

Charlie spends most of his time around his G'pa Joe and the inh
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Samantha Leighanne
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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**I received this book from the author in exchange for a completely honest review.**

I liked this book, quite a bit. I admit that it did take me a little bit to get into it, but after Charlie and Robin met and things started happening with G'pa Joe, that's when it got really interesting.

One of the things that I loved about this book was the attention to detail, the dreams described were really vivid, I had no trouble at all envisioning the creatures or the settings, and that was one of the great
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Shazza Maddog
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlie is a lucid dreamer in a way that is beyond what most people can do - he finds out what happens in his dreams has an effect on the world around him. And he finds out that someone else has this ability - his beloved great-grandfather, G'pa Joe. The problem is, Joe's in a nursing home, and he's suddenly taken a turn for the worse - is it Alzheimer's? Or something else, even more insidious?

Robin and her mother move from New Mexico to get a new start in life after Robin's older sister dies in
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Lucy Barton
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual type of book, I offered to read it to give my opinion.

It took a little while to get into, I was a little confused at first but boy, am I glad that I persevered!! I was totally there with Charlie and Robin on their adventures. G'pa Joe locked into alzheimer's and Robins deceased sister adding to the suspense. I read it in one sitting - and now I am going to have to buy Awakening to find out what happens next!!
Alica McKenna-Johnson
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The Stream – Discovery is a wonderful story. It is rich and full of great characters. This is not a book to rush through, you need to savoir the lyrical language and get lost in the images Bill Jones Jr creates. Don’t dismiss this as another YA book written for teens, the journey Charlie and Robin go on is exciting and as an adult I was fully captivated.
Shannon Cate
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Keep Bill Jones on your radar. His concepts, characters and plotting are amazing. The edition I read of this book needed an edit for stream-lined language, but so does every early draft of everything ever written. Notwithstanding, the material was a refreshing look at the world from perspectives all too commonly sidelined in the mainstream publishing realm.
Bruce Hodge
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oo. This guys a good writer. Off beat action, compelling reading, the plot leads you by the nose through some interesting twists and turns, the characters leap between the real and fantasy worlds effortlessly, this book blends fantasy and adventure really well. Definitely worth looking at.
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