Surrender means losing herself forever. Refusal means the end of the world.
After the death of her mother, Eight-year-old Thea begins to hear and feel things other people don’t. The voice in her head says no one will believe her, not even her father. The kids call her Straight-Jacket Johnson and claiming to heal her brother’s broken wrist didn’t help. Thea battles unrelenting tragedy and dismissive doctors as she stands alone against the voice. When she finally finds her footing the voice shows her a world altering event and the dystopian future of mankind’s own making. He offers her a way out, but it’s one she can’t possibly accept. He is good with words. Very good. He hasn’t lied to her yet, unless it’s one big lie to keep Thea to himself forever.
Would you gamble your soul to save a loved one? Would you gamble your soul to save the world?
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It is rare when I give a book 5 stars. When rating a book I "like," I give it three stars. If it is a book I "loved" in a specific genre, I give it 4 stars. I give 5 stars when I feel a book should be a read by everyone. This book created excellent images of twists, and turns I didn't expect. I found it thought provoking! It also brought up challenging ideas great to discuss with others. Super fun fiction! I recommend this roller coaster ride. - Vance Lovejoy on Amazon.com
5 Stars - Recommend! This is the adventure of an 8-year-old philosopher with healer’s hands. Unlike a Marvel hero, she does not hide her talent from the modern world and this means trouble for her and her family, but also the chance to teach the world a lesson we need to learn. You’ll race through the chapters, but you’ll think too. - Jen Watkins on Good Reads.