Amazon Review by Steve Alcorn:
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Exciting and Thought Provoking Read, January 17, 2014
By Steve Alcorn "Author and Online Instructor" (Orlando, FL USA) -
This review is from: Saving Superman (Paperback)
Saving Superman is the moving story of a young boy who runs away from home and encounters an equally lost soul. Together they help each other find their way. The book is a great exploration of the stresses borne by the veterans of World War II and their families. Ms. Sales does a great job of capturing realistic dialogue, and describing the milieu of the post war years in rural America. The plot is driven forward by many interesting story questions that are revealed as the action develops. The story is absorbing, and I read the book in one sitting. A fine debut novel.
Saving Superman Paperback
It is 1956 when ten-year-old Pete Martin runs away from home straight into a violent storm. As lightning and thunder crash all around him, Pete seeks shelter in a dilapidated shed. But as he approaches the dark building, he suddenly realizes he is not alone.
Jake, a homeless veteran who has carved out a meager existence in the shed, helps Pete warm up and soon discovers that the boy is facing many challenges. As Pete confides in his new friend, he learns that Jakes struggles with his own internal demons. But Pete has no idea that he will, very soon, set out on a journey to uncover evil memories lurking in his own past-secrets with the power to either reunite or destroy his family.
Saving Superman is a tale about love, forgiveness, and the bond between a boy and a troubled man as each bravely faces the unpredictable cruelty of life.