March 13, 2009

Review: Elijah's Coin by Steve O'Brien

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College freshman Tom Wagner was just on the verge of taking the wrong path in life when in stepped Elijah King. In the middle of the night Elijah convinced Tom to talk with him but more importantly to listen. After two consecutive nights of midnight meetings Elijah gives Tom a small bronze coin with G2G on one side and EK on the other. Mystified by this Tom agrees to meet Elijah one more time but that third night Elijah doesn’t show.

Tom searches out the three men that Elijah talked to him about but no one can answer his questions. They are each just as cryptic as Elijah was and they all have a message for him. Eventually Tom understands the meaning of their message and goes about applying it to his life to make a change for the better.

In due course, Tom becomes the one who a person in need turns to when they need to learn the very same lessons Elijah taught him and many others. But one day a surprising figure from his past comes back to haunt him and he needs to figure out what his next step will be.

Tom’s first line, “One hour from now I am going to change my life forever.” is definitely true and the story pulls you right in. Elijah is intriguing right the moment we meet him and until Tom figures out what is really going on I was all over the place with my theories.

There is a more depth to this book than a great story. It truly has a valuable message and in the end I felt that the book was actually able to teach me an important lesson also. This book is perfect for young adult readers and I feel there is a good possibility it will touch their lives in a deeper way too. As an added bonus the book comes with two of Elijah’s Coins. One for you and one for someone you can share the message with.


Ladytink_534 said...

Sounds neat and now I'm curious as to what that message is lol. Good job on your review!

Unknown said...

I just got this book for review. can't wait to read it.