Praise for Code of SilenceDeliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit Booklist Starred ReviewPraise for Back Before DarkThe climax You will not have any fingernails left by the final page Booklist Taken A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted The kidnapper, a brilliant high school student with a bitter agenda, thinks its all a big game, but evil has a way of escalating and consuming.Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears Gordy is gone Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself....
|Title||:||Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from the darkness means going in after him. (A Code of Silence Novel)|
|Publisher||:||Zonderkidz Reprint edition February 25, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from the darkness means going in after him. (A Code of Silence Novel) Reviews
My 11 year old son absolutely loved this trilogy of books. He asks all the time when there will be a new book in the series. While I have not read the book myself, my very avid reader could not stop talking about it. He even begged to stay up late so he could keep reading, something he has never done before. After listening to the details of the book, I have no intention of letting my 8 year old read it (which is the minimum recommended age). I think 11/12 yrs old/6th grade should be the minimum, but I realize I may be in the minority. While this is a personal preference, it does not take away from how much my son enjoyed this book and the fantastic writing/style.
The book, Back Before Dark, is a teacher's dream. It is broken down into short chapters that hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader. The plot moves with riveting tension at a heartbeating pace.The characters are well delineated and believeable. The book does not dodge hard issues or questions, but tackles them with an honesty not found in YA books. The subject matter for the series is where young teens are living in this culture. A great read in any classroom for boys or girls. A book that teachers can suggest to motivate reading skills as well as to build character. Friends take care of friends.
I met Tim at a conference and purchased his first book Code of Silence. It is a great story for teens and adults alike. This second book in the series picks up where the first left off and keeps you glued to the pages. These books are enjoyable, clean, and very well written.
Having read the author's previous novel, Code of Silence, I was eager to read this next book in the series. I won't waste time going over the plot as others have done a great job of that already.
The content of the book is good… the printing for my copy was not. The copy I purchased off amazon came to me with the text backwards and upside down. I have to flip the book upside down in order to read it and have to read it from right to left. Pretty weird!
I chose this rating because this book has a powerful story of if you really love your friend. It is a great book for all ages and it is a great book if you like mysteries. Tim Shoemaker did an excellent job writing the book and I especially enjoyed it.
Category: Christian Fiction
To what limits would you go to help a friend in trouble? This is a action filled story about friendship and persistence.