The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story

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The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story
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Waxlight Press
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14+
Published Date
September 18, 2012
ISBN Number
978-0-9882433-0-9
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They had many names: Cedu School, Rocky Mountain Academy, and Cascade School. Some called them cults, some said the schools saved their lives. But, none of them were free to leave.

Charlie Hoff was there. Soon you will be, too.

Unlock the mysteries of The Academy with Charlie as he faces the hardest decision of his young life: escape or assimilate. Neither is going to be easy.

From tales of students who disappear without a trace to secret rites conducted in forbidden rooms, Charlie Hoff soon realizes that he must become greater than his fear in order to save all that he loves.

THE DISCARDED ONES is historical fiction with psychological thrills.

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This book ROCKS!
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WIthout giving too much away, this book is about a 14 year old who is sent away to this school. . It gets weirder and weirder. There is an evil stepfather at home who is trying to take over while the main character is trapped at this place that makes him...well...you'll have to see. I agree with the other reviewer. The fact that it is true makes it a great book. Anyone can make up stuff, but true stories are sometimes the best! Read it!
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It really happened. Good characters.
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Awesome!
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It's about weird boarding schools that used to exist. I felt like Charlie-the main character-was realistic how he thought. There were so many things he had to go through and figure oout while he was trapped. The ending was great. Loved it!
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Totally different. True Story.
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WEIRD and wonderful!
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I hope James Tipper writes a sequal! I miss the characters already. The story is about a guy named Charlie Hoff who is sent to this strange school in the mountains where he can't escape. He has to tell everyone his darkest secrets. He also had to watch out for the other students who are keeping track of everything he does. I'm not going to give anything away, but Charlie learns the ropes but it isn't easy. The end kept me up. I couldn't put it down! The fact that this actually happened is trippy!
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I love books about things that actually happened. Totally diffent than anything I've read. Characters were realistic. Story was very interesting. Scary parts, sad parts, and funny parts were a good balance.
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