“You were made for The River . . .”
Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.
But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old—something no child should ever see.
Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.
When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest—and bravest—thing he has ever done.
Read Chapter 1,2 & 3 here
The River Discussion Kit
|Publication Date||September 18, 2012|
Gifted writer, performer, and masterful storyteller are all phrases used to describe Michael Neale.
One of my favorite excerpts from the book is on page 272 where Gabriel is sitting outside with Ezra looking out at THE RIVER. Don't read it until you have read up to that page! It will move you beyond measure.
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When Gabriel Clarke was five years old he watched THE RIVER take his father. Ever since that day Gabriel has flashback, reliving that day which causes him to to to a special place deep inside of himself. Gabriel has bad days when the memories haunt him. Even his friends are aware that Gabriel is different at times and it has something to do with THE RIVER and his father. His best friend Jimmy seems to always have his back.