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Jackie G Williams writes adult horror, to give lovers of 'the scare factor' a turbulent ride into the evils of human nature.
She resides in Wales UK, and is married with three grown children and eight gorgeous grandchildren.
on May 14, 2012 :
Li esta novelette de Jackie Williams no dia 13 de maio de 2012. Atribuo-lhe uma classificação de quatro estrelas.
Com 14,440 palavras, esta é a estória de uma rapaz maltratado a quem é concedida a falsa dádiva de que tudo pode correr como gostaria. Esta vai ser uma faca de dois gumes.
Gostei de Bertram e dos dramas por ele enfrentados. Quantas crianças há por aí vítimas de bullying, negligenciadas pelos pais e humilhadas pelos professores? São realidades que muitas vezes nos passam ao lado e que podem muito bem ser vividas por alguém que vive perto de nós, ou até pertence à nossa família. Agradou-me ver abordada a vertente social.
Quanto à parte da magia, primeiro dei por mim a desejar que as duas bruxas que cuidam de Bertram fossem más; depois fiquei com pena do que o destino lhes reservou. A mudar alguma coisa, criaria um romance entre uma das bruxas e o pai biológico do rapaz para lhe dar uma “boa” família.
I read this novelette by Jackie Williams on May 13, 2012. I give this a rating of four stars.
With 14.440 words, this is the story of an abused boy who is granted the false gift that everything can go just as he would like it to be. This will be a double-edged sword.
I liked Bertram and the dramas faced by him. How many kids are bullied, neglected by their parents, and humiliated by teachers? These are realities that we often fail to spot, and that may be experienced by someone who lives near us, or even belong to our own family. I was pleased to see these social aspects approached.
As for the part of the magic, first I found myself wishing that the two witches who took care of Bertram were bad; then I felt sorry for what the fate had in store for them. If I could change something, I’d maybe create a romance between one of the witches and the boy's biological father in order to give him a "good" family.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on March 06, 2012 :
Taken from my blog: nicolestorey.wordpress.com
I'm a sucker for a good spooky story and this creepy book by author Jackie Williams was exactly what my (sometimes) deranged mind craved! Highest Hill is a mixture of thrills and chills that I couldn't put down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read to snuggle under the covers with - just make sure to leave your light on! ;)
The protagonist is a sweet, little boy who gets bullied and has parents who care more about their liquor than their child. His favorite place to escape is Highest Hill, but this place of serenity isn't what it appears to be. There be monsters lurking about!
What I loved about this book is the way the author takes you along in the story and you get to know each character in the book. None are passed over. This wasn't a very long book, somewhere between a novel and short story, (but I am a fast reader). However, by the end, I felt as if I knew the characters personally.
This book would appease anyone who loves horror and paranormal with a touch of fantasy. The ending is complete, but it did leave me to wonder if there will be a second book. I need to know what happens to my young friend now! That is a question only the author can answer, but I will be keeping tabs and look forward to reading more of her stories!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Feb. 19, 2012 :
A great little read, for those looking for magic an witches, and good grammar.
(reviewed the day of purchase)