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Where have all the children gone? At rustic summer camp Mendocino Pines, that’s the question on everyone’s mind. First one, then two, then three campers vanish—only to reappear a short while later with no recollection of the missing time. The disappearances raise questions about the children’s safety, not to mention the camp’s time-honored reputation.

When Abe, a freshman
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 20th 2019 by Sprocket Films, Inc.
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Amanja
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the spoiler free review of Twisted Pines. If you would like to learn about all the twists and turns of this novel in full spoiler detail please visit my blog at https://amanjareads.com/2019/11/07/tw...

Thank you to author Lane Baker for providing me with a copy of Twisted Pines in order to write this honest review.

There are a few things that I really look for in a novel. I want it to tell me a story I haven't read before. I want to not be able to predict it. And I want it to not be
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Christi M
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
A science fiction tale where a college student tries to figure out why children are going missing at a summer camp.

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The prologue opens at an amusement park. A young boy is having the time of his life with his father doing all the games and rides, except for the fact that a creepy stranger is staring at the boy and following him around. Eventually, the stranger finds the boy alone where all he wants is to give the boy a hand written message. The boy is understandably a bit confused and
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amanda
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sky is falling
I reviewed this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Something strange is happening at this summer camp. Campers are vanishing and reappearing and the same is happening to a new camp counselor. Abe is a film student from UCLA and has been having strange dreams lately. He’s encountered an alien looking creature roaming the grounds and has a feeling that this monster is behind the strange occurrences. It’s…just a little hunch.

Prophecies, time travel, and
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Literary
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Twisted Pines is an intriguing tale that utilizes elements from multiple genres to produce a unique effect on the reader. Mixing science fiction, thriller, mystery and action, this story unfolds in a mostly linear fashion while offering up a healthy dose of surprise twists and turns.

The plot of Twisted Pines centers around the experiences of a first-year film school student named Abe. After completing his first year at UCLA, he decides that taking a job as a summer camp counselor is a better
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Kim Lo
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall, Twisted Pines is a well-paced YA sci-fi novel. There’s an obvious improvement in dialogue here (in comparison to the previous story). A lot of Twisted Pines is well-written, whether its building up the suspense or how the chapters are structured and the progression of the Abe’s character and his discoveries, especially on how it starts and ends. I can’t say that Abe, as well done of the character as it is, is too memorable but feels suitable in this story. There’s a lot more that can be ...more
Lane Baker
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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