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Book Review: Kevin Craig's Half Dead & Fully Broken

Kevin Craig's Half Dead & Fully Broken


Synopsis:
Carter Colby is the most unpopular teen at Jefferson High. This would be easier to deal with if his identical twin brother, Marcus, weren't the hottest, most popular boy in school. 

When Marcus is killed in a motorcycle accident, Carter discovers the one thing more painful than trying to compete with Mr. Wonderful: wearing his dead brother’s face. He felt invisible before the accident, but with Marcus dead, everybody turns away from him in mourning. How can he blame them? He can't bear to look in the mirror. 

When Carter begins to see Marcus' ghost, Mr. Wonderful’s quest to save the world and spread happiness may not be over after all, even in death. Marcus knows that Justin Dewar, the boy who drove the truck that crashed into his motorbike, is struggling with the guilt of taking a life. Melanie, Marcus’ mourning girlfriend, was also hit hard by the tragedy. Marcus wants to make things right before it's too late. 

With Marcus' help, Carter experiences love and friendship for the first time in his life. But is Mr. Wonderful’s helping hand enough for Carter, Melanie, and Justin - three kids fully broken by the tragedy - to save one another?

About the Author:

Kevin is the author of five published novels: Summer on Fire (MuseItUp Publishing, 2011),Sebastian’s Poet (Musa Publishing, 2012), The Reasons (Musa Publishing, 2013), BURN BABY BURN BABY (Curiosity Quills Press, 2014), and, HALF DEAD AND FULLY BROKEN (Curiosity Quills Press, 2015)
Kevin is a 4-time winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon’s Best Novel Award. He is also a passionate and accomplished playwright. He's had eight plays produced. Kevin is a member of the Writers Community of Durham Region and was a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Writers’ Conference.



My Review:
This book seems to have divided Kevin Craig fans. He is an amazing author and I really enjoyed Burn Baby Burn Baby and I got the same level of writing skill in this book. However I never really fell for this book. It is quick read, but the characters and dialogue are a little uncomfortable. Also the plot is weird and the girlfriend of the dead guy dating his twin brother two months after his death is not believable. I just didn't like it overall, while others did seem to really love it. So give it a try and let me know what you think in a comment below. 

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