Wakefield Book Review

Orphans Astrid Chalke and Max Fisher meet when they’re sent to live at Wakefield, a residential and educational facility for teens with psychiatric and behavioral problems. Astrid’s roommate cuts herself with anything sharp she can get her hands on and Max’s roommate threatens him upon introduction. Just as Astrid and Max develop a strong bond and begin to adjust to the constant chaos surrounding them, a charming and mysterious resident of Wakefield named Teddy claims he has unexplainable abilities. Sometimes he can move things without touching them. Sometimes he can see people’s voices emanating from their mouths. Teddy also thinks that some of the Wakefield staff are on to him. At first, Astrid and Max think Teddy is paranoid, but Max’s strange, recurring dreams and a series of unsettling events force them to reconsider Teddy’s claims. Are they a product of his supposedly disturbed mind or is the truth stranger than insanity? 

About the authors:
Erin Callahan & Troy H. Gardner Erin Callahan lives with her husband in the bustling metropolis of Hooksett, New Hampshire, and works for the federal government. She enjoys reading and writing young adult fiction, playing recreational volleyball, and mining the depths of pop culture for new and interesting ideas. A year after graduating from law school, she found herself unemployed and took a job as a case manager at a residential facility similar to the one featured in Wakefield. Though she worked there for just over a year, the strange and amazing kids she met will forever serve as a well of inspiration. Troy H. Gardner grew up in New Hampshire and graduated with a B.A. in English/Communications with a dual concentration in film and writing from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He spent ten years working in the banking industry dreaming up numerous stories to write. When not writing, which is seldom, Troy busies himself jet-setting from Sunapee, NH to Moultonborough, NH.

You can follow Erin and Troy on their serise websiteFacebookBlogGoodreadsTwitter, and personal website.

Wakefield can be purchased on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and on MuseItUp Publishing.

My Review: 

A very well written story, I was captivated from the very first chapter. Was hard to put it down, all the characters developed so well, and i had so many questions i needed answers to. Astrid and Max the two newest teens to be admitted to the Wakefield institution tell a story both from their own point of views. The mystery surrounding why these seemingly normal teenagers are even there will keep you reading, and is Teddy just crazy or are his claims real?! Looking forward to the second installment!

Posted by Cheryl

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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