Book Reviews of Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies
Chasing Fireflies
Author: Charles Martin
ISBN-13: 9781595540560
ISBN-10: 1595540563
Pages: 356
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Nelson Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
When paramedics are called to the scene of a burning car, they find a six year old boy in the nearby ditch. His mother is dead, no one knows who he is, and he isn't talking. Wearing only cut-off jeans and clutching a sketch pad, hes malnourished, small for his age, and covered in scars showing years of physical abuse.

When Chase - a small town journalis raised by foster parents - steps onto the courthouse steps after a week long stint in jail for trespassing, he is immediately met by his editor and assigned to write about this young boy. Growing up fatherless himself, Chase is drawn to the story and seeks to uncover the boys past. But by digging into the boys past, Chase is digging back into his own long buried emotions. "WHO AM I"

As he works to discover the boys identiy, he also finds the answers to the question that got him thrown in jail in the first place - the story of his own history and the father who gave up everything to get him back.
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Helpful Score: 5
This author's style hooked me the moment I read one of his books and this book is no different. His use of language calls to minds stormy weather that leaves the air feeling heavy and ripe. You literally yearn for the next page, the next chapter, the next book even. I love how he crafts his words and draws the story along.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. First I've read by Charles Martin and i am looking forward to reading others. Character development was great and the story held my interest from beginning to end. Author really knows how to turn a phrase. Book is billed as a "novel of discovery" and that is a very appropriate description. Carol
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Helpful Score: 2
I really liked this book. Excellent read - another good story from Charles Martin. Well researched, realistic, bold, beautiful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great book by this author
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Helpful Score: 1
VERY moving. Great read with a fantastic ending.
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I am a big Charles Martin fan! Have read all so far. One of the qualities I like about his writing- descriptive. With his words you sense the feelings and emotions, he paints vivid pictures with words, A lovely story of a grown man searching for a fathers love.
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Loved this story about the search for identity of two orphans, and the love another man had for them.
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This is a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am looking forward to reading more fromt his author
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This is my favorite of Charles Martin's books. It deals with love lost and the choices we make how they hurt and help us. Very good read.
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Awesome read! One you won't forget!!
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Second only to The Holy Bible, this is an amazing book. I waited a long time to get it and it was very much worth the wait. I can't wait to read another of Charles Martin's books. I could hardly put it down. If I didn't have to work and sleep, I'd have read it straight through!
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I finished this book late last night and was very moved! It's billed as a novel of discovery but I see it as a story of sacrifice and redemption. This tale has a traumatic beginning but keep reading.....the ending is worth the journey. I agree with the comments about the language, the atmosphere, the characters, etc. I have read another of Charles Martin's books and this one is even better than the first. It will NOT be the last.
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Wow, loved this story. Compelling characters, wonderful story line, couldn't put it down.
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very good 41/2 star