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Jeff was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974 in the back seat of a Chevrolet. He shares his little spare time with his wife and 4 children. He is an accomplished musician, an avid tinkerer, and won his first literary award when he was twelve. Jeff currently lives near Thibodaux, Louisiana, and says the food there is second to none.
on Nov. 01, 2014 :
This was a good young adult book. It was a light and easy read. The second half of the book really picks up as the journey unfolds. I would have enjoyed learning more about how the world got into the state it is in this story, and the chaos that must have ensued. That might be a good second book. There are good underlying messages about pursuit of a goal, self discovery, family, and what we value. There was nothing offensive in the book. I would recommend Seeking the Heavens to anyone who enjoys a good YA book - teens and adults alike.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Blake M. Petit
on April 30, 2011 :
SEEKING THE HEAVENS is a different sort of sci-fi story. Set about a century after the sky is "broken" in some catastrophic event, the human race has reverted to sort of a steampunk kind of existence. Technology works, but not at the level we're used to, and many of the things we take for granted are no longer viable. Enter Jaiden, a teenage inventor who discovers that his long-absent father has been on a quest to repair the sky. Jaiden sets out with a group of odd characters to find his father and complete the quest. Hendricks takes a very different approach to this kind of story. While most writers in this sort of setting would immerse us in a bleak, hopeless remnant of humanity, Hendricks's story is very much focused on faith and love, and the restorative power of each. It's a refreshing change of pace, and it really makes the book worth your time.
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)