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The Sacrificial Daughter

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Jesse Clarke, having just moved to the rural community of Ashton, Michigan finds herself hated the moment she sets foot in her new high school. From her bus driver, who is about to lose his job, to the principal who fears a revolt by his teaching staff, Jesse is the object of their anger and frustration.
Ashton is crumbling away. The bad economy is crushing the small town a
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published 2012
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Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
While this is hardly the genre I typically read, I really enjoyed this book. The struggles of Jesse Clark, the main character, as she adjusted to life in a new town under the shadow of her father was impressively written. I won't rehash the plot here, but I will say that this story was different from others I've read in the genre, and that's what I like about it. It wasn't predictable or cliche. I look forward to reading more from the author. ...more
Shannon Coblentz
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I couldn't put this book down. I read it in one day. Although only a few days occur in this book, these days are full of fear but also truth. I found myself on the edge of tears more than once
Marina Fontaine
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This book has so many layers that it's impossible to categorize and hard to review. Plot-wise, it's a thriller. Emotionally, it's a study in loneliness executed with power I haven't seen since Ender's Game (and maybe not even then). Philosophically, it starts out with a simple dilemma of a teenager trying to fit in and ends up with enough Christological references to make the authors' pen name more than a little ironic. And in case you don't see it coming from the synopsis, it has a certain poli ...more
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

If you want a fantastic story about a girl with guts, this is it. The Sacrificial Daughter follows Jesse Clark's life as she enters a new town and is immediately and simultaneously set upon as the towns scapegoat/whipping boy(girl). Despite that, she tries to make friends with anyone who shows even the slightest interest and falls for a boy(Ky) who shows no interest beyond the simple raising of an eyebrow. For him that's practically a declaration of love. The story builds along with Jesse's suff
John R. Dailey Jr.
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice

A sad tale of fear, blinding hate, love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. I enjoyed it, but as a parent, I felt that Jesse's parents were out of touch. They underreacted to the obvious injuries of their child and pretty much allowed awful things, including death, to happen. But the message of forgiveness was excellent.
Karl  Rundel
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly good. I thought going in that this was simply a thriller of the serial murder variety, but there was a religious aspect that was so subtle that it wasn't until near the end that I realized it was there at all. Tastefully done. ...more
John Galt
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
While writing The Sacrificial Daughter I really enjoyed the sensation of not holding back, of ignoring what others demand in the way of Political Correctness. It was liberating and left the sweet taste of freedom in my mouth.
Roy Bost
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sacrificial Daughter

Another thought provoking book on Human Nature and it's flaws.Especially how hard it seems for adults to tell their progeny those 3little words that mean so much to all of us and even more to them..
Another good book for the high school Must Read list.
Veronik Durocher
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Strong female character but with a touch of fragility, a story that shows how humans can be ugly and beautiful. You'll never walk in a forest with innocence again... ;)
Victoria Haugen
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW. Just when I thought I had my favorite Peter Meredith book picked out, I listened to The Sacrificial Daughter. WOW.
This is such a good book, I absolutely loved it. Such amazing messages, such scary stuff! It had my emotions all over the place (and I'm not very emotional lol!). I could so relate with her plight, so rooted for her. This book is so well written and also so well narrated, you should most definitely give it a listen. It will make you laugh, cry, THINK. All the while scaring the
Scott Thompson
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You're sad, mad, scared, and any other emotion available. This one has it all. Great storyline great characters a story that you will live. Bad thing is that this is a story that prob happens in real life more that we would like to think. Get this book! ...more
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Peter Meredith is the multi-genre author of an author of 35 novels in a variety of genres: Horror, zombies, post-apocalypse and Fantasy. Some of his creative work includes The Trilogy of Void, The Hidden Lands series, The Sacrificial Daughter, A Perfect America, Sprite and The Apocalypse Undead World.
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