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When Crickets Cry
When Crickets Cry
Author: Charles Martin
In a small town square of a sleepy Georgia town, seven-year-old Annie sits at her lemonade stand, raising money for her own heart transplant. At a nearby store, Reese flips through the newspaper, thinking about the latest boat he's restoring. As a beat-up bread truck careens around the corner, a strong wind blows Annie's money into the road. Ree...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781595540546
ISBN-10: 1595540547
Publication Date: 4/4/2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: WestBow Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
Billed as Christian fiction, I found this novel to be a 'heart-warming' story of talent, love and redemption. There were a couple sections which were a little preachy, but otherwise it was just descriptive writing, quotes about the heart from Shakespeare, among others, and a great plot. Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 6
This is an excellant book. It truley is a book of the heart. Not only is it a great story but very imformative. Characters are wonderful, story line is great. One that will definatly pull on your heart strings!!! A must read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book for my monthly book discussion group and I was the only one of 8 women who did NOT enjoy the book. It tells the story of a little girl who is in need of a heart transplant. It is clearly designed to tug the heartstrings and offers a Christian message of hope and redemption. I felt that the author manipulated the storyline and was heavy-handed in directing the reader how to feel rather than allowing the reader the courtesy of reacting as the story unfolded. If you like Richard North Patterson's and Nicholas Sparks' writings, you will probably enjoy this.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was such an awesome book. It was kind of hard to get into at the beginning but once it grabs you, it really grabs you all the way! Annie is the sweetest little girl who needs a new heart. Reese is a heart surgeon who because of something that happens in his life, no longer cares about being one. Its a great story of how Reese comes to help Annie in so many ways...and how she helps him too. I just loved it!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic book about relationships, love, and the human spirit. The little girl is amazing and the story is heartwrenching and heartwarming at the same time. Charles Martin has done it again! Great read.
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reviewed When Crickets Cry on + 5 more book reviews
I loved this book. A friend recommended it. I think I have found a new author that I want to read a lot of.
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I loved this book, first time reading any Charles Martin books and have ordered another one. I could not put this book down. I also learned a lot about the heart and how it functions physically and emotionally. A well narrowed book by the person who has to make a huge decision in his life after a terrible tragedy and the little girl that everyone is pulling for.
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This book was great. I enjoyed the twists and turns it took by not being too predictable. Interesting characters, especially the brother in law. I also appreciated the Christian emphasis without being too preachy or fake.