Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Hanging Tree ~ Michael Phillip Cash

  • File Size: 1667 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492274518
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Feather Productions (October 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

 October 6, 2013

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?

My take on this book:

Seventeen year old Arielle Harmond usually has a very close relationship with her dad especially since her mother left, but now that he is dating someone Arielle finds herself rebelling a bit, pushing the boundaries in order to feel like she has a bit of control. She defies her father by going out on a date with Chad, someone her father doesn't approve of. They were supposed to go to a movie, but instead they find themselves under the hanging tree, which is rumored to be haunted by spirits. Chad wants more than Arielle is willing to give, as he continues to push some odd things start to happen. When it seems that the curse is about to claim another victim it seems that someone Remedy's the curse affecting the many lives it has touched thru the centuries!

The Hanging Tree is a novella that reads like a full length book. Michael Phillip Cash provides in an in depth story that effortlessly transitions between past and present allowing the reader to understand the curse of the hanging tree while also allowing the reader to feel the tension between Arielle and her boyfriend Chad. Teen readers are certainly going to relate to Arielle and the issues that she faces at home and with Chad,but honestly this story is going to appeal to anyone who enjoys a hauntingly good tale that grabs the imagination and doesn't let go! 

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