Walton Dorsey, Wonder Boy is the exciting story of an unusual teenager who has a special gift. The news media are so impressed that they refer to him as “Wonder Boy.” But when he expresses his ideas in a TV interview, there are antagonistic reactions—including a serious death threat. Walton then goes into hiding, but when it seems that a terrible catastrophe is about to happen, he risks his life in an attempt to save his beloved grandmother.
Literature & Fiction
Religious & Inspirational Fiction
So, I won this book from one of the Goodreads giveaways, and received it pretty quickly. I was excited to read it so that I could give them to my son, thinking that it was about some kind of boy super hero, from how the synopsis sounded. Except it wasn't. It's a boy faith healer, which in and of itself isn't a bad thing, it's just not what I expected.
The views he expresses in the interview ARE controversial, indeed. And ones I don't agree with, but I could roll with it if very well done; it's a work of fiction after all!
But, therein lies the problem. It may be because I was in the mood for superheroes, or it's just not a style of writing I like, I'm not sure. But I just couldn't get into it. I couldn't connect to any of the characters, and it just didn't snag me, for some reason. No disrespect meant to the author, as I can be picky about writing styles, and I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who will love it!
Overall, it's not a terrible book, and I finished it without much of a struggle.
Bob says: 2 Platypires