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Paperback Details
  • 01/2016
  • 9781513705590 B019J7MBDS
  • 286 pages
  • $16.95
Ebook Details
  • 01/2016
  • 9781513706108 B019J7MBDS
  • 286 pages
  • $3.99
The Packing House

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

When sixteen-year-old Joel Scrivener has a raging nightmare in study hall and someone records it on their phone, he awakens to a living nightmare where everyone knows the secret he's avoided for ten years. Reeling from a series of bullying incidents posted on YouTube and an ill-timed mid-year move, Joel takes to the woods, leaving the bullies and his broken home behind. However, life as a runaway isn’t easy. Joel finds it difficult to navigate break-ins, wrestle hallucinations, and elude capture. He races to figure out who his dream-world attacker could be, piecing clues together with flashes of remembered images that play endlessly inside his head. Besides these images, the one constant thought occupying Joel’s mind is Amber Walker, the girl he’s been in love with for years. Amber sees little beyond the broken boy Joel has become, despite the letters they’ve written back and forth to each other. But Joel is stronger and more resilient than he looks, and it’s time he convinces Amber of this fact, before he runs out of chances with her for good.
Reviews
Brendan Kiely, Author of THE GOSPEL OF WINTER, co-author of ALL AMERICAN BOYS

"In his debut novel, G. Donald Cribbs has written an emotional wallop about the courage and bravery of a young survivor. The Packing House is a tapestry of nightmares--the images that haunt Joel in his dreams and memories woven together with the painful experiences of a frayed and fractured family life, the take-no-prisoner bullying of adolescence, and the agony of loving and not knowing if it will ever be returned. And yet, Joel's story is one of strength and resilience as he hunts down the source of all this pain--a story Cribbs captures with sharp-eyed and utterly clear veracity. Three cheers to G. Donald Cribbs for endeavoring to tell this tough story and doing it so well."

IndieReader

"THE PACKING HOUSE is as an enthralling and important piece of fiction that tastefully and honestly addresses the topic of sexual abuse of minors."
 

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 01/2016
  • 9781513705590 B019J7MBDS
  • 286 pages
  • $16.95
Ebook Details
  • 01/2016
  • 9781513706108 B019J7MBDS
  • 286 pages
  • $3.99

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