Special Effect E–pub/Kindle


  • ebook
  • 180
  • Special Effect
  • Russell J. Sanders
  • English
  • 11 December 2020
  • 9781627989121

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Russell J. Sanders À 5 Free download Free download Special Effect è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A prosperous living for his future family Nick loves his dad and wants to please him but he dreams of a career in theater And he wants a male lover Unfortunately his homophobic father won’t approve of eitherWhen Nick’s at his loneliest out of the corners of the theater and into his life comes trouble laden Steve Stripling a man with little memory of hi. The Laughton is a creepy old movie palace decorated in Grand Guignol style This style is defined as dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome or horrible according to Merriam Webster The gruesome in this particular theater is found in the form of gargoyles that surround the inside of the theater and appear to be following one s every move At various times throughout history the Laughton has been a movie theater a Burlesue house during which time the dancers painted all the gargoyles with day glow paint and currently a community theater This is where we meet Nick Fortunati a high school senior who volunteers with The Streetwise Players doing lighting effects Nick has a couple of things he is keeping from everyone he knows He is gay And he doesn t want to follow in his father s footsteps and become a bioengineer he wants to follow his dream and major in Theater Poor Nick the age old struggle of the young gay man has claimed another victim I can t imagine how hard it is to have to keep such a large part of who you are hidden for fear of losing everything you have ever know Russell J Sanders does a really good job of making the reader really feel just how torn Nick is about being honest with his father versus being forced into a mold he knows won t fit comfortablyThose creepy gargoyles They aren t the only strange thing lurking in the shadows of the Laughton There is Steve He has no memory of his past and for some reason can t leave the theater building Nick falls in love with Steve instantly after their first kiss This is where the author lost me I know teenagers fall in and out of love easily and uickly This was just a little too much for me to believeWhen Nick s lighting supervisor introduces him to his nephew Wash short for Washington things get confusing for Nick He is drawn to Wash but doesn t know if he s gay Plus he loves Steve Nick decides to solve the mystery that is Steve s life To do this he takes a figurative trip back in time to interview the employees and performers of the Laughton of old He is afraid what he discovers will destroy his first love SteveMr Sanders has written a book for young adults I would have to say it may appeal most to pre teens It is written in a way that even the least sophisticated teenagers might find beneath their reading level Most YA MM novels are enjoyable for older teens and even adults to a certain degree I m not sure what the author s intent was but Special Effect is in my opinion a book best suited to a pre teen audience The story itself has potential to be of interest to older teens and young adults but as written it is not a challenging read A sixteen year old who is on grade level in reading would breeze through it in no timeIf Mr Sanders had chosen to flesh out the characters some and beef up the plot instead of making it seem so easy for Nick to solve the mystery thus doing away with some of the predictability of the plot I believe it would have much broader appeal There is no sex in the book There are kissing and references to sex but only in the context of Nick wanting to lose his virginity I don t think there was even than a passing reference to an erection Special Effect is a perfectly age appropriate book for very young teens That is whom I am comfortable recommending it to Rural Livelihoods and Diversity in Developing Countries young gay man has claimed another victim I can t imagine how hard it is to have to keep such a large part of who Snow on Snow on Snow you are hidden for fear of losing everything Perenbomen bloeien wit you have ever know Russell J Sanders does a really good job of making the reader really feel just how torn Nick is about being honest with his father versus being forced into a mold he knows won t fit comfortablyThose creepy gargoyles They aren t the only strange thing lurking in the shadows of the Laughton There is Steve He has no memory of his past and for some reason can t leave the theater building Nick falls in love with Steve instantly after their first kiss This is where the author lost me I know teenagers fall in and out of love easily and uickly This was just a little too much for me to believeWhen Nick s lighting supervisor introduces him to his nephew Wash short for Washington things get confusing for Nick He is drawn to Wash but doesn t know if he s gay Plus he loves Steve Nick decides to solve the mystery that is Steve s life To do this he takes a figurative trip back in time to interview the employees and performers of the Laughton of old He is afraid what he discovers will destroy his first love SteveMr Sanders has written a book for Skaza young adults I would have to say it may appeal most to pre teens It is written in a way that even the least sophisticated teenagers might find beneath their reading level Most YA MM novels are enjoyable for older teens and even adults to a certain degree I m not sure what the author s intent was but Special Effect is in my opinion a book best suited to a pre teen audience The story itself has potential to be of interest to older teens and Envisioned Life Essays in Honor of Eva Brann young adults but as written it is not a challenging read A sixteen Batch year old who is on grade level in reading would breeze through it in no timeIf Mr Sanders had chosen to flesh out the characters some and beef up the plot instead of making it seem so easy for Nick to solve the mystery thus doing away with some of the predictability of the plot I believe it would have much broader appeal There is no sex in the book There are kissing and references to sex but only in the context of Nick wanting to lose his virginity I don t think there was even than a passing reference to an erection Special Effect is a perfectly age appropriate book for very Batch young teens That is whom I am comfortable recommending it to

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Special Effect

Russell J. Sanders À 5 Free download Free download Special Effect è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult TitleGraduating senior theater lighting wunderkind and closeted gay Nick Fortunati volunteers with The Streetwise Players in the dark corners of The Laughton a creepy old movie palace decorated in Grand Guignol style But his father wishes Nick would use his intellect and his scholarship to become a biotech engineer and earn. Well I have just realized something breaking the fourth wall does not work for me At least this attempt failed as far as my enjoyment of the narration uite possibly it was due to the fact that I didn t enjoy Nick but I don t think the plan was executed the way it was intended I believe too much of the author s voice came through and it wasn t truly Nick that we heard Or if that s not the case then Nick didn t suit with the character he was meant to portray Regardless the MC speaking directly to me smothered any pleasure I may have hadWhat we have here is a novel twist on a conventional theme A ghost lingers trapped in the in between specifically in a theater A few decades later a young man Nick encounters this being unaware of his ethereal state For the first time since his death someone can see talk and touch Steve A relationship bursts from nowhere and Nick has his first bona fide boyfriend KindaNick is a young teen coming to terms with his sexual identity and yet he often came across as a middle aged sullen man One of my biggest peeves washe lectured I did not enjoy his lessons Maybe I just didn t get his humor I tend to have a soft spot for the self proclaimed nerds and always melt as we experience their firsts Any potential power during these moments completely missed the mark for me They were stilted in their romantic moments and the overuse of man as a term of endearment drove me bonkersTo be totally honest I found Nick to be aggravating frustrating and extreme The insta love was a crash and burn Nick asked me if he was telling him he loved him and I wanted to scream at him that he wasn t Where did he pluck that from I never saw it The murder mystery was thin The prospective leads were silly and most of the secondary characters felt very superficialThe inside jokes and vintage lingo were excessive and just plain off Freuently I wondered if it was twenty or forty years ago that jargon was pulled from Again this is where I feel like it was the author rather than the character that came throughAll in all it wasn t my cup of tea but if you happen to love Ferris Buller s Day Off and like a YA mystery this just might be a winner in your book25 clearly not for me stars

Summary Special Effect

Russell J. Sanders À 5 Free download Free download Special Effect è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S past other than his name Meanwhile Nick’s introduced to the dashing Wash Vitek and is torn between the two men His situation is further complicated because he doesn't know if Wash is gayNick resolves to solve the mystery surrounding Steve and help the young man recover his memories even though by doing so he risks losing the first love he’s ever foun. I ve had a love of the stage for as long as I can remember as well as a fascination with the supernatural It s little wonder then that the Gothic atmosphere running through this novel struck a chord with me The Laughton the eerie movie palace where much of the story takes place immediately sets the tone with its shadowy corners and the gargoyles that seem to follow you with their eyes It s clear that Russell J Sanders has a real affinity with the theater his passion both for its magic and its inner workings evident in his every wordHigh school senior Nick Fortunati is a loner and the secrets he keeps locked inside only deepen his isolation Embroiled in the private struggle to come to terms with his sexuality he is also wrestling with the daunting prospect of going against his father s wishes and pursuing his own dreams of a career in theater The Laughton where he volunteers doing stage lighting is the one place where he feels at home It s while he s alone in the theater one morning that Nick meets Steve a beautiful but enigmatic young man with whom he falls instantly in loveIn all his fantasies Nick never expected having a boyfriend would complicate his life still further Yet Steve is harboring secrets of his own dark secrets that will lead Nick on a detective mission to unravel the truth When he is introduced to his lighting supervisor s charming nephew Wash Nick is thrown into even greater confusion All at once he finds himself torn between two very different boys whilst trying to uncover the tragedy in Steve s past and gathering the courage to defy his father and follow his heart Special Effect is a uirky novel part murder mystery part coming of age tale and part romance If I do have a uibble it s that Nick falls in love with Steve too uickly to be entirely credible I would have liked the author to spend time developing the relationship between them exploring their attraction to one another before the kiss That said I found this book to be an easy read and the absence of sex makes it as appropriate for early teens as it is for young adultsNOTE This book was provided by Harmony Ink Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews and Boys on the Brink


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    Russell J. Sanders À 5 Free download Special Effect E–pub/Kindle Well I have just realized something breaking the fourth wall does not work for me At least this attempt failed as far as my enjoyment of the narration uite possibly it was due to the fact that I didn't enjoy Nick but I don’t think the plan was executed the way it was intended I believe too much of the author’s voice c

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    Summary Special Effect Special Effect E–pub/Kindle Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Russell J. Sanders I’ve had a love of the stage for as long as I can remember as well as a fascination with the supernatural It’s little wonder then that the Gothic atmosphere running through this novel struck a chord with me The Laughton the eerie movie palace where much of the story takes place immediately sets the tone with its shadowy corners and the gargoyles that seem to follow you with their eyes It’s clear that Russell J Sanders has a real affi

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    Special Effect E–pub/Kindle Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Russell J. Sanders Russell J. Sanders À 5 Free download One day teenagers will not have to worry about what their parents’ reaction to who the love will be Yes I have a dream Until then stories such as Special Effect by Russell J Sanders will remain imperative in our culture Special Effect is not a tale of coming out; it is a tale of self acceptance standing up for yourself and putting others first All this wrapped up in a little mystery and dramaNick is a nerdy theater ge

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