Review: Saving Jake

Posted on March 4, 2012


Saving Jake
By Ophelia Julien
New Leaf Books
192 pages

Jake suddenly reappears after a three-year absence with a shocking request that could cost Corts his life.

Ever since he was a kid, Corts (Philip Corts) has had an unusual ability to find lost things – keys, driver’s license, wallets – with his mind. His family thinks that’s all there is to it. But Jake, his best friend since seventh grade, knows better. Corts can hold onto an object, or person, and read its energy, see where it came from. Jake thinks it’s a gift. He calls it tracking. But Corts isn’t so sure. There are also terrifying nightmares and visions that make his ability unbearable at times until he learns to block it. As a first semester college freshman with his whole life and the chance at a journalism scholarship ahead of him, Corts thought he could leave all that peculiarity behind and chalk it up to his reckless childhood. Until Jake showed up.

Saving Jake is a spellbinding journey into the mysteries of the human mind. Ophelia Julien expertly weaves an intriguing tale of suspense that will haunt you far beyond the final page.~ Copyright (c) 2012 by Peggy Tibbetts

Advice from a Caterpillar Featured Author: Ophelia Julien

Ophelia Julien grew up in a haunted house on the near north side of Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Illinois – Chicago. The youngest in a family of avid readers, she can’t really remember not being able to read, but she remembers when she first started to write. Rhymes were her first love and she started playing with short poems when she was in third grade. By sixth grade she had set her sights on writing books when she discovered that the library didn’t have as many ghost stories on the shelves as she wanted. She was also naïve enough to think she could make her own stories end the way she wanted them to end! Ghosts, phantoms, the paranormal, and the unexplained have been a life-long interest, and she continues to pursue that interest through both reading and writing.

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