The Rebel

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1. What does it mean to be a rebel? 2. Is it always bad to be a rebel? 3. Is this person in this story a good person or a bad influence? 4. Is he a typical rebel, or is he different from what most would perceive as a rebel? To answer these questions, you'll have to read and see! You might be surprised. Read and follow it close. More
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Words: 18,310
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465913050
About Nathan Johnson

Hello, I'm Nathan Johnson. I graduated from Mountain View College in Dallas, TX with an Associate's Degree in Business in May 2000. I have lived in Cedar Hill, TX since July 1973. Ever since I was about 12, I've been interested in writing and I wrote the Rebel in 1991. After about 8 years of writing, I took a break to focus on my career. I finally got back into it in Aug. 2009 and have been a published author through createspace.com since Jun. 12, 2011. I look forward to working with the e-books and Smashwords to publish my book electronically.
Touch of Evil Part 1- The Twins, The Road to Pripyat is now available on amazon.com and smashwords.com. Please be sure to check out my website, nathandsbooks.com. Thanks.

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Review by: Elanor on July 22, 2012 :
On a background of a typical Alabama scene, John Cooper describes the mistakes of his parents in his rearing which lead to an ultimate destruction of his personality, which could have otherwise been much more dynamic. Beautifully written, the story builds on an arcade of his childhood life, viewed as a gang member, a moral child and a protective instinct built in one little person. A story worth a read to realize how one can prevent from destroying our own children.
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Review by: Distant Echo on July 22, 2012 :
The book “The Rebel” is a must for all who uphold the values of family, it certainly brings in a new vision, author Nathan Johnson had clearly depicted how parenting should be and more importantly how it should not be. The central character of the book, “John Cooper” is more like a pragmatist who looks for a reason in all his actions. The narration of the story is excellent, the way he revolts and becomes a Rebel, will certainly makes an imprint in all readers minds. A special thanks for Nathan Johnson for bringing this wonderful book.
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Review by: subbu rajan on July 22, 2012 :
THE REBEL- prods the lurking rebellious trait in its readers!

The Rebel by Nathan Johnson is more of a psychological treatise in an engrossing narrative form. Needless, to say there is a lurking Rebel in each one of us. It manifests itself through gravest provocation of any form like a sadistic father, tormenting teacher, bullying boss etc.

From a very tender age, John has been at the receiving end of eccentric behaviour of his father who spares no opportunity to torture him physically and verbally. There are a number of contrasting elements working on the psyche of the Protagonist of this story-John.

John is not an outright rowdy element. He joins the gang led by Butch Jones only to vent the pent up anger against his dictatorial father. True to the human psychology, a part of him, detests this unruly behaviour –it urges him mend his ways to be in the good books of his mother. John loves his school and manages to get laudable grade. But, beleaguered by the Love and Hate relationship with his sadistic father, John is forced to don the facet of a Rebel. Pathetic but true, though John hates his father in his heart of hearts, he yearns for his love.

I feel that all these contradicting characteristics of the protagonist –John make him humane and animate the story. I was literally glued to the book till it ended.
The narrative techniques clubbed with dramatic dialogues employed by the author Nathan Johnson is quite enjoyable. The dialogues in the story are true to life. No wonder, I found it as nothing less than a treatise on human psychology.

The Author Nathan Johnson recounted that he was hardly 20 years old at the time of writing this story. Nathan, Hats off to you for weaving this mind-boggling story.

The Rebel is a book which you just cannot afford to miss.
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Review by: Booklover03 on July 18, 2012 :
Nathan Johnson’s ‘The Rebel’ is a very emotional story that will touch the heart of its readers. The book tells the story of the protagonist ‘John Cooper’ from different angles. He had a troubled childhood and grew up misunderstood by his father who did not pay any heed to his feelings. Circumstances lead him to enter the world of crime and drugs. His mother was the only person in his family with whom he had developed a strong and loving relationship. This book turns the attention of people towards the role of parents in shaping the future of their children. Nathan Johnson has produced a marvelous book.
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Review by: Tracy Whitney on July 16, 2012 :
Pictures a whole new meaning to ‘Rebel’

THE REBEL is the story of a young boy who has suffered at the hands of his father. Hatred, Violence and ill-treatment have filled his childhood days. Yet, what he does to shape out his life beautifully is what ‘THE REBEL’ is all about. The story also portrays the importance of two women in his life who have helped him become a man as he is now.

The entire book looks like notes out of a young boy’s diary and Nathan Johnson has kept the language and the flow simple, which makes reading a pleasure.

Many kids don’t have an easy childhood, so is rebelling against your own dad a fault? Is this bad or are we looking at a new definition for Rebel here? Read the book to find out more, this is definitely worth your time.
(review of free book)

Review by: Tracy Whitney on July 16, 2012 :
Pictures a whole new meaning to ‘Rebel’

THE REBEL is the story of a young boy who has suffered at the hands of his father. Hatred, Violence and ill-treatment have filled his childhood days. Yet, what he does to shape out his life beautifully is what ‘THE REBEL’ is all about. The story also portrays the importance of two women in his life who have helped him become a man as he is now.

The entire book looks like notes out of a young boy’s diary and Nathan Johnson has kept the language and the flow simple, which makes reading a pleasure.

Many kids don’t have an easy childhood, so is rebelling against your own dad a fault? Is this bad or are we looking at a new definition for Rebel here? Read the book to find out more, this is definitely worth your time.
(review of free book)

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