Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery
They have one summer to find what was lost long ago.
"Never settle for less than the truth," she told him.
But when you don't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it's hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker discovered, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive--and as magica...more
"Never settle for less than the truth" She told him. But when you dont't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated.
I love the title and the illustration on the cover of this book as it is a real eye catcher This a mystery style story with many varied themes such as relationships, family, love, betrayal and good vs evil.
The plot is interesting as it is told with one stroy set in the past and one in the present. The ...more
This is a book about fathers and sons. How you don't have a blood relationship to be a 'dad'. How cruel father's can be to their children. It is about abandoned and unloved children and fostering. It is about love and giving. It is about the ...more
Some reviewers have noted that Martin did not include many mentions of God or Christianity througho ...more
I like books about people who are flawed, people who have quirks, people who live contradictions, people who try to be good but sometimes fail, honest people doing the best they can with what life dishes out, people who sometimes can't resist temptations and people who maybe don't understand themselves fully. Those are books I can relate ...more
Set in Brunswick, Georgia, on the Atlantic coast, and in nearby St. Simons Island and Sea Island, and in the Buffalo Swamp marshlands. Takes place in current time and in the past. Told in first person POV, by ...more
Really, there are so many aspects of this story that don't even make sense. Why wouldn't one relative reveal ...more
I particularly loved the relationship between Chase and Unc and the picture it paints of what the father-child relationship should look like, juxtaposed with that of Jack and Tommye--the ultimate "what not to do." This lends cred ...more
У жизни у каждого книголюба бывают такие моменты, когда к нам в руки попадает книга, на которую невероятно сложно написать отзыв. Для меня такой книгой стал новый роман Чарльза Мартина "Ловец огней на звездном поле".
Это невероятно душевная история, о любви, дружбе, о потерянных детях, о братьях, о семье, о краже, о поисках справедливости, о ловли огней на звездном поле ...more
Retirando o facto de a letra ser quase ilegível (tamanho 8 ou 9) não tenho mais nenhum defeito a apontar à escrita deste autor, à editora Casa das Letras, à tradutora Maria Correia, tudo é de qualidade.
O livro começa com a descoberta de uma criança de passado misterioso que foi descoberta perdida e muito maltratada. Vítima de anos de abuso psicológico e físico ninguém consegue descobrir de onde ele é, qual o seu nome ...more
OK, stop right there. The police are too busy to bother with figuring out ...more
For the most part, this book ...more
It seems that with each of his books, they start out a bit slow as he is setting the foundation for the story and each of the characters. But once that is set, I have found each of his books to be well worth the effort of sticking with it for the first maybe 100 pages or so!
Chsing Fireflies is a haunn ...more
The characters are rich and relatable. The foster father, Uncle Willee, was my ...more
Worthwhile and clean read.