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Young Warriors: Jacob's Fire

4.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
JACOB's FIRE is the first book of the YOUNG WARRIORS trilogy.

It's a page turning adventure about Jacob, an 11 year old who hates being singled out for being different. Eager to stay out of sight and out of trouble, his new and only friend Harold has other ideas, like standing up to Donald, the cruel and charming mastermind who seems to have everyone wrapped around his fin
Paperback, First, 254 pages
Published January 24th 2018 by Integra Press - Earlscourt Creche Child Development Institute
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have no connection to David Jurasek or Jack Manchester.

I love this book. As a fellow martial artist and instructor truly believe people underestimate how many transferable skills can be taken away from martial arts, also how these skill apply to people’s everyday lives.

Also having dyslexia and being a comic fan I did identify with Jacob even more. Though I will state I hate zombies I think they are the lowest form of the
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it

Excellent book for tweens and young teens. Though it is too expensive for what you get.

First and most impressive, the author has a wonderful insight into the mind of Jacob, the 12-year-old main character of the book. This obviously comes from many years of work with and more importantly caring about kids of that age. I have to give some serious respect to David Jurasek for being able to so accurately capture the fear and anxiety of that age. Within a very short period of time, I totally be

Maria Solakofski
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will take any age reader for an engaging, exciting, emotional ride. Written for a younger audience, I was surprised at how moved I was, right from the first chapter. It spoke to the protective mom side of me, which also comes along with its own complexities- like when do I choose to protect, comfort or challenge my child. It also helped me understand the inner workings of a tween who may not be excited about going to school or performing well. It addresses hard topics like bullying and ...more
Jen Scully
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a page turner - I couldn't put it down! highly recommend ...more
Bailey Baxter
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author gave me a copy of his book to pass on to a young boy I know, and I had to read it first. I can't resist books. Besides, I wanted to make sure it was appropriate for the boy I was giving it to. And, frankly, most 8-to-12 year old boys (and their parents) should really enjoy this book. What kid doesn't feel like the hero Jacob at times? He's different and awkward. He doesn't fit in. And he doesn't have enough confidence to stand up for himself or his friends. When bullies threaten, he h ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book was a great read, I loved it. It opened the door for me to explore Jacob’s (the main character) limaginary and real worlds. The writers gave me the opportunity to experience some of the challenges and struggles Jacob was going through, his sensations and feelings, and peeking into the places he was "running" to in his imagination. Thanks to the unique and engaging writing style of the authors, I was able to connect and empethize with characters I typically would not relate to. Notably, ...more
Mark Manchester
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! The action is a tension maker that pulls the reader into the minds of our young heroes. They read real. It also opens up the subjects of loneliness and courage where you least expected to find it. I'll read it together with someone soon! Aloud! ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I was surprised by the zombies in the first chapter and wondered if it was going to be a fantastical story, but then happy to discover when the character Jacob took shape.

The initial experience at school was sad to read and rang true. Also the bullying was very realistic and led to very realistic problems for Jacob to solve. It seemed sadly realistic.

I liked the realism and that there was hope. The hope was just as realistic as the challenges.

I think it provides the reader with a really good in
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