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Rebecca's Initiation (Redemption #1)

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Rebecca’s Initiation is a fast paced fantasy adventure about a young girl who loses her mother in a car accident and has to go live with her grandmother. Her grandmother is an extraordinary woman who lets Rebecca in on her secret and initiates her into a world of magic populated with fairies, gnomes, elves and a dragon. She soon learns that her mother’s death was not an ac ...more
Published (first published April 13th 2015)
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Gary Green I haven't really decided yet--at least three. the second book, "Rebecca's Destiny", is available for pre-order on Kindle and will be released on Nov.…moreI haven't really decided yet--at least three. the second book, "Rebecca's Destiny", is available for pre-order on Kindle and will be released on Nov. 30. In it we learn why Pan wants Rebecca dead. There are new characters and a few surprises.(less)
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Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 month


This book was beyond great! It had a lot of detail and the plot itself was amazing!

My favorite character was Pip because he was helpful, happy and, above all, a good friend friend. He made jokes to cheer Rebecca up and helped protect her.
Laura Elgie
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to receive this book as the synopsis didn't really go into detail about what the books was about except that there was magic involved. I loved the story Naomi shared with Rebecca at the beginning and I loved the chapter Peperations. I loved the ending but.. I need the next book! It can't end like that. So excited to continue the story, if there is another book written.
Gary Green
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Rebecca’s Initiation (Redemption Book 1) by Gary Green tells a charming yet powerful story about a lonely girl who discovers the world of magic and danger. Twelve-year-old Rebecca lost her mother in a car crash. Having already lost her father, who was a soldier and died when she was a baby, Rebecca feels so lonely and numb. She has to move away from her friends and live with her grandmother Naomi, her only living relative whom she doesn’t know very well,
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I give this book 5 fangs

What a great book for young readers, with good lessons and magic what's not to love.
Rebecca is forced to live with her grandmother after her mother dies in a car accident. She is having a very difficult time adjusting until her grandmother reveals a very special secret that involves a real life dragon.
From that point on the story delves into the magical creatures living all around them on her grandma's farm, as Rebecca learns about the secret world around her, she finall
Patricia Walker
This book, the first in a series for middle graders, is a lovely introduction to fantasy for our children. It is a very easy read and introduces everyone to a wonderful world that is populated by fairies, gnomes and a dragon, as well as a God called Pan with his untrustworthy gremlins.

I felt that there were questions raised about some things in this first book such as her mothers death in a car crash not actually being an accident. The indication is given the answer will be offered as the story
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Rebecca has to go live with her grandmother after losing her Mom in a car accident. Her grandmother, Naomi, introduces Rebecca to a world of magic, with faeries, gnomes, elves, dragons… Meanwhile, Rebecca learns her mother’s death was not an accident and that she was the intended victim. An ancient God is out to destroy her. Now Rebecca has to learn how to defend herself, and fast.

This book was a short read, but it pa
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
Rating:3.6 stars.

It was a cute story and I really liked how it wasn't cheesy. I was honestly expecting it to be cheesy. The characters were cute and interesting but I felt like they were missing depth? Let's be honest though, it's hard to find depth in middle grade books. (in my experience anyways)

Even though I liked it and thought it was cute, I'm so disappointed because I was expecting something entirely different from what I got.

Don't think I'll be continuing with the rest of the series. Th
Samantha Nelson
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was very excited to have won this book in a goodreads giveaway and I got the book pretty fast. I love this story so much, it was heart warming. I started reading Rebecca's Initiation the day I got it in the mail and I finished it the same day. That night I read it to my 7 year old nephew and he also loved it. Even though you'll love every character, my favorite was Pip. Gary Green wrote such a sweet story and I will be watching for book two. I have to know what's coming for Rebecca.
Linda Ste
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a Goodreads first read and have been waiting to review it as my niece borrowed it and it's since been passed around to all her friends and other cousins. They've all absolutely loved this book so although I haven't yet had the opportunity to read it first hand I've been strictly instructed to rate it 5 stars!
Theodore Carlos
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.

This book reminded me of the good times back in the day, sitting down in my room after school, grabbing a book only to get immersed into a whole new world for hours at the very least.

Rebecca's Initiation a short but well worth read.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
amazing it as first read winner....very short and sweet...but it cant end this way...i need the next one also...pls pls pls
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Very cute story.
Angela Mortimer
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-children
Utterly Charming

I loved this book. Reading from a young age I soon devoured all the junior books in the public library and had to start way too early on the grown-up ones. I think a little piece of me is still there in that space I can see so clearly and why I still enjoy them. Not long ago I read Beverley Nichols for the first time and Elizabeth Goudge's children books too. I love Goudge's grown up book, The White Witch. This book had the same charm,as those books, it would enlarge a child's im
Candra Hodge
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good story involving various "magicals" and one family's connection to them. I definitely want to find out what happens to Rebecca.
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Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Very nice short story for juveniles. I'm going to your Amazon page to see if you have any adult books.
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Award-winning author Gary Green grew up on his family's small dairy farm in central Minnesota. He has had many different jobs over the years including over twenty years in Mental Health Services.

Since retiring in 2013 he has pursued his life-long dream to write. He lives on part of the farm he grew up on in central Minnesota with his wife Tammy, two dogs, two cats and some chickens (and maybe a f
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