A Life For Nicholas

A Life For Nicholas A Life for Nicholas details the life of a thirteen year old boy who is an orphan and living in the foster care system He has to deal with adolescence his sexuality the loss of friends and abuse as h

  • Title: A Life For Nicholas
  • Author: Matt Zachary
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Life for Nicholas details the life of a thirteen year old boy who is an orphan and living in the foster care system He has to deal with adolescence, his sexuality, the loss of friends and abuse as he figures out his place in the world This book is a novella of about 13,000 words and the prequel to A Home For Christmas by Matt Zachary Other Books by Matt Zachary Ne A Life for Nicholas details the life of a thirteen year old boy who is an orphan and living in the foster care system He has to deal with adolescence, his sexuality, the loss of friends and abuse as he figures out his place in the world This book is a novella of about 13,000 words and the prequel to A Home For Christmas by Matt Zachary Other Books by Matt Zachary New Discoveries Book 1 of the New Discoveries series Broken Hearts Book 2 of the New Discoveries series Life Changes Book 3 of the New Discoveries series New Beginnings Book 4 of the New Discoveries series The New Discoveries Series Complete Collection All 4 Books 12 Days of CraigslistA Life For Nicholas Book 1 of The Nicholas Chronicles A Home For Christmas Book 2 of The Nicholas Chronicles A Year For Change Book 3 of The Nicholas Chronicles The Nicholas Chronicles All 3 Books

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    1. z, is for Zachary1 StarIt always upsets me when I despise a questioning youth story. I know that’s not really fair of me, to myself, but it bothers me nonetheless.It probably stems back to high school and this jackass gay boy named E. He used to always say that I hated him because he was gay, which is bogus bullshit because I was good friends with his boyfriend, and for that reason I worry that I am going to be labelled a homophobe for not liking a book about a teenager with sexual or identity [...]

    2. This showed a lot of promise, but lacked detail in certain areas to make it feel real.Nicholas is a wonderful character, and the friends he makes along the way are people I would love to get to know. My issues with this story are more about the time lines, we never really learn when Nicholas went into the foster care system, or how long he had been at the first place we meet him. The speed with which things happen, even for a short story, are far to fast. (view spoiler)[ Nicholas gets bullied by [...]

    3. Nicholas could be the poster child for foster care. Ignored and abused both physically and mentally by his peers and foster parents throughout the book. He makes a couple of solid friends along the way, but both are ripped from his life in one way or another before the end. He’s actually slightly more normal than he has any right to be considering what he’s been through. There was potential for a better story here than the one that is on the pages. Completely rushed, unmatached timelines and [...]

    4. 2 heartsReview written for MM Good Book ReviewsThis short story follows Nickolas, a thirteen year boy, as he journeys from foster home to foster home. Abuse physical and emotional follows him with little small parts of happiness so short Nick wonders if they are real at all. Facing down horrible after horrible event and trying to still stand strong Nickolas is almost the stereotypical kid you see on these young adult books.Smart, good grades and a nice shy temperament Nicholas can’t seem to av [...]

    5. I liked the story overall, it's sweet. My biggest complaint is that it’s too short and ended somewhat abruptly.Well written with good character development. Some plot lines are a stretch, but because it’s such a short read, everything seems to work (except the ending). At the end of the book, I definitely wanted to read more about Nicholas and his 'revolving door' of friends. A story where the author really made me care about the main character.I’m really struggling as to how many stars it [...]

    6. I would've given it four stars, but the ending dragged it down. No resolution. I get that it is part of a series. But each part should have a resolution.

    7. Don't botherThe story was good, as far as it went. But the ending rivaled that of Varney the Vampire the end, he jumped into a volcano. Here Nicholas pedals his bike away from death toe end. It's only a couple chapters of the story. You have to buy the next to find out anything. Not me, cliffhanger ends guarantee that I won't buy the next book.

    8. Original Blog Post: headouttheoven/20As the blurb implies, this is the story of Nicholas, a young foster boy who gets transferred from one home to another. In one home, where this book begins, he shares a home with 13 other kids. Despite the crowded situation, his life was okay, not the best, but it was okay. There he meets Johnny and for a while, it seemed life was doing great for him and learning how to play baseball was a bonus. Soon, he realizes his feelings are different around Johnny but h [...]

    9. I thought the writing was ham-handed. There was head-jumping, point-of-view shifting, that an editor should have caught. Worse, there wasn't really any growth of the main character. It was like turning on the TV in the middle of a show, watching a third of it and turning it off. There was no problem, no resolution, no continuity of characters or growth of any of the characters. It was a protagonist who floated on the surface of the story and responded to almost everything with something along th [...]

    10. 1.5 stars. This book is written in an overly simplistic manner. My assumption is that the author was attempting to capture the mindset of a thirteen/fourteen year old but it is possible to do that without writing like one (and actually, the writing is too young even for that age bracket). This felt more like a detailed outline or a very rough draft than an actual story. It's all telling, no showing. No character depth, no real plot, just a series of events that ends in cliffhanger designed to ge [...]

    11. This book is about a boy fom the ages of 13 to 18; and it brings the reader on the roller coaster that is his life. I can not tell you that he gets picked on by his older foster brothers and as I said before he leads a very interesimg life, sometimes Nicholas would wish it to be less hectic butwe get what we get. This book is sure to be enjoyable. Just do not expect a hum drum book--Matt Zachary likes to keep you jumping with excitement.

    12. A very good book with a very sad endingI would suggest any person gay or straight read this book because it has a good life lesson for any person that loves to read . I learned from this book you can not judge a person for who they are

    13. I really wanted to like this book, but, I couldn't feel the 'story' in it, it felt like it was stating facts instead of telling a story.

    14. Nothing what i expectedJust wasn't my cup of tea. Was not what I expected. May be to others liking though. Just expected more.

    15. loved itevrythin was just perfect.ce n simple with long distance relationship problems cmin aftr college.methin i wud love to read more :p

    16. This was a free kindle book and is a short prequel. Unfortunately it lacks depth and needed some editing. Too much happens in too few pages.

    17. If you like this sort of bookI don't normally read books like this o one but it was a good story. simply written and easily understood

    18. A nice story but in serious need of some proofreading. I hope that the second installment is better in the editing process.

    19. GreatI really enjoy the book it's a great story and it kinda touched me in a way I didn't know was possible

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